Bear Awareness (CAN) – Train the Trainer BIS



Bear Awareness (CAN) – Train the Trainer


Our Bear Awareness Safety Training course is perfect for those who travel, live, or work in bear territory. This course covers bear identification and behavior, basic defensive measures, what to do in a bear encounter, bear safety practices, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for a final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a practical exam to review basic bear awareness knowledge.

Estimated Training Length

Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary.
However, the estimated time for this training is approximately one hour.

Bear populations are rebounding because of various conservation efforts. As a result, bear territories are expanding, and the chances of encountering a bear are increasing. While fatalities resulting from bear encounters are very rare, more bears are being euthanized after too many encounters with humans. Since most bear attacks are preventable, it is important to know what steps you should take to avoid an encounter and what you should do to increase the likeliness of both you and the bear surviving.

  • North America is home to three different species of bears: the black bear, the brown bear, and the polar bear.
  • Bears have an extraordinary sense of smell, even better than a bloodhound, and can detect scents from as far away as 20 miles (32 km).?
  • A recent study of bear encounters found that 98% percent of people who used bear spray were unharmed. The remaining 2% suffered only minor injuries.

Course topics:

  • Bear Identification and Behavior
  • Basic Defensive Measures
  • Bear Encounters
  • Safety Practices

This Train the Trainer program is designed to supplement existing in-house training programs and is meant to help enhance teaching skills and strategies. This program should only be used by competent operators who have the knowledge and experience required to provide competent instruction. This program offers supporting information, sample evaluation materials and exams and other materials intended to help add rigour to existing in-house training programs.


Approximately 120 minutes


The pass mark for this course is 80% and you will have 2 opportunities to complete the test.


There will be a certificate available to download and print upon completion of this course.