The SIGMA 3 Instructor program is designed to be the most immersive and intensive program available for survival and bushcraft training in the world. We have trained more survival instructors than anyone else by a landslide. It is our most noteworthy program and is only for those that are willing to be fully immersed into one of the most difficult survival courses available. This course will challenge your mental fortitude, test how long you can last in the wilderness, and let you know if you have what it takes to call yourself a SIGMA 3 Survival Instructor.
The program is for people of all experience levels, and you don't need any prior survival training in order to attend. All you need is a NO-QUIT attitude and the mindset to follow through and push through difficult situations. This survival course is designed to teach you everything you need to know about survival in the shortest and most immersive experience possible. You can't truly learn survival skills without difficult conditions and long exposure to sleeping in the field with minimal tools. There is no way around it!
From Day 1, we will begin teaching you foundational survival skills that will continue to build on each other throughout the program. The course will slowly intensify as you begin to gain proficiency in all the skills you learn. As you begin to master those skills, we will test them with real life scenarios and training where you will have to reproduce what you learn. The goal is not to break you with tough tests, but to let you know where you stand and what you need to work on. It is never our goal to wash a student out of the program; our goal is to uplift you and teach you what you need to know to thrive. BUT IT WON'T BE EASY! And you must have the mindset from DAY 1 that you're just not going to quit!
Level 1 Requirements:
Level 1 Survival Instructor Program (45 Days) - You must successfully demonstrate all aspects of this course to move on and graduate to Levels 2 & 3. You can take the other programs first and knock them out if it's more convenient for your schedule, but you can’t teach until you graduate Level 1.
You must prove yourself during our SERE program and Scout Survival. There are several missions in each course, and each must be completed for successful graduation. If you fail one aspect of the course, you can come back and take only that section of the course at a later date.
Jungle Survival Course (8 Days) – This course will focus on hot/wet weather survival in the jungles of Peru with expert instructors and local indigenous indians that have been practicing these skills for a lifetime.
Purpose: The point of this program is not to extensively test you, but rather to add to the skills we've already taught in a new and difficult environment. The jungle provides more resources than any other environment, and with the right skills, you can survive like a king!
TRAINING WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: We don't currently run any other environmental Level 3 programs, but we do accept credit from other schools towards a Level 3 certification with SIGMA 3! The courses we recommend are as follows:
Winter Survival Training w/ Maine Primitive Skills: We believe it is essential to get training in extremely cold climates in winter. The cold kills quickly, and you need experience in this weather.
Wilderness First Aid Course (3-10 Days): Taking a wilderness first aid course is extremely important for an instructor to know how to deal with all types of injuries in the field. Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, OR Wilderness EMT certification are required. We recommend SOLO schools or NOLS for this training.
Desert Survival (7 Days or more): The desert environment is a must to round out your skills. We recommend BOSS field courses or similar programs for getting the best desert-based experiential training!
SIGMA 3 strives to produce the best survival instructors in the world, and we will accept nothing less than 120% effort from our instructor candidates during each program. There are no standards for survival instructors in our industry, so we are moving to set the bar for everyone else to keep up with. We are the school that teaches the teachers, and we are separating the men and women from the boys and girls.
You must prove yourself capable of these difficult skills, capable of leading groups, and capable of working with people even in the worst conditions. The way the program is designed, you will not be able to complete it quickly and will have to get lots of dirt time in between each course. By having that time in between each major component of the course, we ensure that each instructor practices these skills on their own and is prepared for the next level! Only those with great amounts of drive will successfully complete the program. You have to want it BAD! NO QUITTING!
Our Instructor Program is approved for GI Bill®.
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Survival Training is like purchasing life insurance in yourself. No matter how bad things get in life, with SIGMA 3's training, you'll always be able to provide for your basic human needs!