Jack Mountain Bushcraft School certifications are based around our existing courses. They are objective skill assessments and consist of strict documentation standards and addition research and work that demonstrate a comprehension that goes far beyond just being present for the course. They are physically and intellectually challenging and require significant documentation, physical labor and academic work. They are designed for those wishing to become industry professionals, not for those with a casual interest or the intellectually lazy.
When a student receives a Jack Mountain certification, it means they have completed the work for their program in the time allotted and checked all the boxes. This demonstrates their experience level and commitment to excellence. It also means that we’re willing to tell anyone that asks that they have completed the work. And we keep a copy of the work in our archives.
All of the benchmarks, workbooks, testing and logbook entries must be completed during the course.
We don’t allow students to finish the work after the course at home. We do, however, allow students a 2-week writing period after the course where they can clean up, edit and digitize any documentation from the course. For example, if a student kept a paper logbook during a remote trip, we allow them the two weeks to transfer all of that work into the training documentation portfolio after the course. We would not, however, allow them to finish their last few bow drill or cooking benchmarks during that two week period.