^ settle down, he never stated whether he was looking for certification. I just added the extra part in case he was.
And you more than likely only need certification for back-country related jobs (guiding, avi control, some forest service jobs, search and rescue... it goes on). Not to hike. As many people have told you before, stfu.
Confusious say: man going through airport turnstyle sideways is going to Bangkok
check out ASI... its where we usually go hiking.. those of us who live outside of tahoe.. they usually offer courses.. Alpine Skills International.... (I think thats what it stands for) .. anyways, its by sugarbowl..