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. It is highly encouraged and preferred that candidates complete a NASAR Fundamentals of Search and Rescue Course prior to testing.
The SARTECH II examination consists of written exam and a practical exam. The written exam includes one hundred and forty-five (145) questions covering the candidate's knowledge of search and rescue. A passing grade is 70% (102 correct answers) or above. 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 candidate's performance of SAR skills is evaluated at six practical exam stations involving:
Station #1: Land Navigation: Use of topographic maps and compass. Candidates complete a course over terrain commonly encountered in the operations area in a specified time frame, not to exceed 1000 meters.
Station #2: Tracking: Candidates identify and mark a footprint track left by the evaluator and follow the track to its end.
Station #3: 24-hour Pack: Candidates should carry the basic survival and safety supplies for their environment and the items to complete the stations. (If a candidate does not have the supplies to take the stations this station will be marked as a failure)
Station #4: Rope Skills: Candidates demonstrate the ability to tie four basic knots and a harness with supplied rope and webbing.
Station #5: Route Search: This station entails locating and labeling clues in a given area demonstrating the ability to detect 50% of the clues using a route search tactic.
Station #6: Area Search: This station entails locating and labeling clues in a given area demonstrating the ability to detect 50% of the clues using an area search tactic.
Participants must currently be 14 years or older.
Registration starts on 09/07/2018 and ends on 10/28/2018.
Please contact Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting office if you have any questions.