Certification: Sartech III

The SARTECH III level of certification is the beginning level for SAR personnel. This level is recommended for any person who responds to and functions on SAR missions. Persons who obtain this certification are to function within the limits of the certification described in the NASAR standards for SARTECH III. The NASAR course that teaches the knowledge to challenge the SARTECH III is Introduction to Search and Rescue.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.