Who Can Lead What?
The certification that you need to lead a trip depends on the type and length of the trip. Every trip needs two leaders; the leader certifications listed in this chart are the minimum requirements for leaders of each type and length of trip.
Example #1: An overnight backcountry trip can be lead by a Backcountry Level II Leader and a Level I Assistant Leader.
Example #2: Any climbing trip needs to have at least one Level III Site Manager, and ALL leaders must be at least Climbing Level II.