Next Regional Meeting - September  19, 2020

Hosted  by Malibu and Santa Clara

Technical Rock Reaccreditation - March 6, 2021

Hosted by San Bernardino Cave and Technical Team

Region Reaccreditation Test


Photo credit: Lynda Rose


March 1st, 2019 - 1700 to 2400, Friday Night, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, In the Graceland A conference room.

Test Day
March 2nd, 2019 – Team Leaders and Evaluators Only Briefing @ 0600 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Graceland A conference room, Teams must be ready to deploy from staging.


Snow & Ice Reaccreditation hosted by Douglas County Search and Rescue.


Test Team (min 6, max 10 – Not including evaluators and subject) Teams must provide two qualified, field capable evaluators and one subject. Observation teams are limited to 2 observers.

Important Note: No Vail Passes will be allowed set-up day or the day of the event. Teams may travel using Boots, crampons, Snowshoes or Skis per their teams standard protocol.


Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe

Key Items that Require Immediate Attention in 2018!

  1. Contact your County SAR Coordinator and ask them to generate an Out-of-State, DSW Coverage Request letter to be sent to the California State SAR Coordinator Office ( Sample letter

  2. Consider your team’s need for lodging and make your reservations accordingly. Arrangements have been made at the Hard Rock Hotel, Stateline, NV.

  3. Each team needs to verify that all participants (subjects, evaluators, and observers) are registered with DSW or equivalent coverage.

Reaccreditation Information

Reaccreditation Flyer (updated January 10, 2019)

Team Registration Form

Out of State Training DSW Coverage
Request Guidance

DSW Coverage Sample letter

Reaccreditation Shirts (sales closes January 13, 2019) 
You can place group orders; if you purchase 4 or more T-Shirts the shipping rate is $9.99. This will give you a better rate on the shipping cost.

Reaccreditation Email Contact

Reaccreditation Evaluator Documents

Evaluator Presentation - Snow and Ice Rock 

Registered Evaluators

Reaccreditation Test Summary Evaluator Form

Reaccreditation Snow and Ice Supplement Evaluator Form

Accreditation Snow and Ice Test Evaluator Form (reference for the Snow and Ice test tasks)

Online Evaluator Form Submission