As has already been mentioned all those attending club trips in the winter will need to demonstrate an ability to:
Turn on an Avalanche Beacon
Do a search for a buried victim
Organize and coordinate several people searching for a single buried victim
Once you have demonstrated this you will have A1 added to your Profile.
This session is an opportunity for you to get this while the temperature is still good.
You will need:
You will also need to be a fully paid CSMC Member (please use either Paypal or Email Transfer)
And yes there will be many other opportunities to get this done.