Do I need insurance to offer Leave No Trace Trainer Courses?

Yes. Insurance is required for any Master Educator who is offering 2-day Leave No Trace Trainer courses as outlined in the Leave No Trace National Training Guidelines.

From the Leave No Trace National Training Guidelines:

Insurance: Independent Contractor (Master Educator) agrees to secure an occurrence based comprehensive general liability policy in amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence, $2,000,000 aggregate, for bodily injuries and property damage. Independent Contractor agrees that this liability insurance policy will include 1) an endorsement naming the Center as an additional insured, and 2) a waiver of subrogation in favor of the Center (the insurance company waives any right to seek reimbursement from the Center). The Center’s position as an additional insured will include full coverage for the Center, whether or not the events activating a claim emanate from the Center’s, Independent Contractor’s or a third party(s)’ alleged acts, omissions or negligence. This insurance shall remain in effect for the duration of Independent Contractor’s provision of services, and continue to remain in effect regarding any occurrences related to the provision of services. Independent Contractor agrees to present the Center with proof of this insurance coverage, together with the endorsement naming the Center as an additional insured and the waiver of subrogation, 10 days prior to the provision of services. Independent Contractor shall give the Center 30 days’ written notice of any cancellation of this insurance.

The liability insurance requirement does not apply to federal agency employees (NPS, BLM, FWS, USFS, Army Corps) offering courses within their agency job capacity. Contact the Center to obtain the necessary coverage: 1.800.332.4100.

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