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The SARTECH II level of certification is the intermediate level for SAR personnel. This level is recommended for any person who functions on SAR missions as field searchers. The NASAR course that prepares the candidate to challenge the SARTECH II is Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR). The SARTECH II examination consists of written exam and a practical exam. Upon passing the written exam, the candidate is then required to successfully complete a six station practical exam. Should the candidate not successfully complete all of the practical exam stations, only the stations that are failed need be repeated if this is done within one year of the original testing date. The re-testing may be completed at any subsequent SARTECH II evaluation. Course includes testing fee and textbook.

The FUNSAR course also provides the student with practical exercises in addition to a practice search mission where the students are required to have the proper equipment and stay out in the field during daylight and night time operations. The course content includes topics in three major areas: survival, support, search and rescue. This course is based around the rural and wilderness environments but the material is recommended as a basis for all SAR environments.

Course Length: 47 hours (Course is usually conducted over two weekends or taught (5) days straight.

CEHs: 10

Pre-requisites: ISAR – SARTECH III

Required PPE: Outdoor clothing suitable for hiking/field exercises is required. Sturdy boots, long pants, leather gloves, appropriate head gear and secondary eye protection are recommended. It is also recommended to bring a backpack, compass, pen and paper for the field exercises.

Cost: Call For Pricing

Note: All registrations received up to two weeks prior to the start date of the class will be at the normal pricing. Any registration received during the period two-week period prior to the start date of the course will incur an additional $20 processing fee regardless of member, associate member, or non-member registration.

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