* 1. Contact Information

* 2. Check the level that best describes your backpacking experience, and then briefly elaborate on the lines below:

* 3. Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its partners offer courses with varying levels of complexity. What is your level of Leave No Trace education? Email Leave No Trace certificates, including online refreshers to cdecamara@appalachiantrail.org.

* 5. How long have you been teaching and/or giving these presentations?

* 6. In what city/state do you typically teach in? 

* 7. What type of venue do you teach in (i.e. public libraries, outfitters, community centers, etc.)?

* 8. Do you tend to teach your course(s):

* 9. Please estimate your course length.

* 10. Please read through the various levels of courses (found below in the application) to help us determine which level of course you intend to offer (mark all that apply):

* 11. In order to complete your application, you'll need to be able to check off all of these boxes.

BASIC

A basic level course would be up to 5 hours in length. It should include all required learning outcomes.  Instructors need to be Leave No Trace Trainers and should have a minimum of 500 miles of backpacking experience, preferably on the A.T.  (Anticipate 1.5 hour of required material.)

* 12. For applicants interested in Basic Accreditation:

Please let us know whether you currently teach the topics below by checking the boxes. Beneath the list of topics, there is a space for your electronic signature. Signing here indicates, regardless of what you currently teach, you will agree to incorporate all of these topics into your curriculum if accredited.

* 13. I certify that I will deliver all of the above required learning outcomes when delivering a basic hiker education course. The below constitutes my electronic signature. 

INTERMEDIATE
An intermediate course would be 5-15 hours in length, but would not include an overnight camping or backpacking trip. It should include all learning outcomes. Instructors should be Leave No Trace Trainers and should have 1,000 miles of backpacking experience, preferably on the Appalachian Trail.

* 14. For applicants interested in Intermediate Accreditation:

Please let us know whether you currently teach the topics below by checking the boxes. Beneath the list of topics, there is a space for your electronic signature. Signing here indicates, regardless of what you currently teach, you will agree to incorporate all of these topics into your curriculum if accredited.

* 15. I certify that I will deliver all of the above required learning outcomes when delivering an intermediate hiker education course. The below constitutes my electronic signature.

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