FFHS Environment SHSM

What certifications do you need? How do you get them?

Environment SHSM students at FFHS will be able to gain their 4 compulsory and 2 elective certifications with training offered through the school SHSM program, with minimal or no cost for training arranged by the school. Some students may have completed training elsewhere that they can apply to their SHSM.

Four Compulsory Certifications:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C - includes automated external defibrillation (AED)

compass/map global positioning system (GPS)

Standard First Aid

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) - generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction

Two Electives - from the list below:

  • advanced training in a technique (e.g., knots techniques)
  • animal and plant management
  • bear safety
  • Below Zero
  • chainsaw safety
  • customer service
  • fire safety and fire extinguisher use
  • geographic information system (GIS)
  • habitat restoration
  • Hike Ontario
  • introduction to stream assessment protocol
  • ladder safety training
  • leadership skills
  • Leave No Trace
  • life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher)
  • Ontario Hunter Education
  • life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher)
  • paddling techniques
  • Pleasure Craft Operator
  • portfolio development
  • project management
  • Project Wild
  • radio operator
  • search and rescue
  • sector-specific vehicle operation and safety
  • soil classification and testing
  • species identification (e.g., fish, birds, plants, trees, small mammals)
  • water/ice safety
  • watershed management
  • wilderness first aid
  • wilderness survival
  • Working at Heights