2016 NSP Transition Process


The Wilderness Education Association (WEA) is pleased to announce a transition program for former National Standards Program (NSP) Certified Outdoor Leaders, Apprentice Instructors and Certifying Instructors. The transition program will facilitate the move of eligible recipients into two possible certification paths within the new certification and accreditation model of the WEA.  This process is intended to acknowledge those individuals that had devoted time, energy and finances into the historical certification path associated with the 18-point curriculum.  We are very excited about the progress of the accreditation process and the Outdoor Leader Course program and believe these efforts are only strengthened by greater professional involvement.  The transition program will begin on November 1, 2015 and continue for at least 4 months through the conclusion of the 2016 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership that will be held in California, Pennsylvania February 25-27, 2016. For full details about the transition process, click here.