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Glossary

Terms Beginning with Q

Qualified Avalanche Planner (QAP)

A QAP is one of the classes of professional who can write the Avalanche risk assessment and avalanche safety plan depending on the scope of the project and type of avalanche control to be implemented. A QAP must have training and experience in the development and implementation of active avalanche safety programs and be one of the following:

  1. A professional member of CAA
  2. A certified ski or mountain guide and member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
  3. A certified ski or mountain guide and member of the Canadian Ski Guide Association
  4. A QRP

In addition to these requirements, a QAP must meet CAA’s Recommended Minimum Training and Experience for Qualified Avalanche Planners 

See also: Avalanche safety plan, Avalanche risk assessment

Qualified Registered Professional (QRP)

A QRP is one of the classes of professional who can write the Avalanche risk assessment and avalanche safety plan depending on the scope of the project and type of avalanche control to be implemented. A QRP can be a professional engineer or geoscientist or, in the case of forestry operations, a professional forester. They must also have the necessary skill and experience to understand the avalanche and working complexities for the scope of the project.

See also: Avalanche safety plan, Avalanche risk assessment