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Training Services


CUI has been providing professional training services to Canadian operators of adventure facilities for 30+ years. Our training and certification services are accredited by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) and follow the current ACCT/ANSI 03-2019 standards.

The training team at CUI is comprised of people with strong backgrounds in experiential facilitation and the operation of adventure facilities. Each trainer brings an eclectic set of skills that will enhance training workshops for clients who use adventure programs recreationally, educationally, therapeutically or for training and development.

As the current landscape of adventure facilities develops in Canada, we work hard to continuusly to meet the changing needs of our clients and their training requirements.  Broadly, we offer three areas of training services:

  • Open Enrolment Certification Workshops                           
  • Custom Design Training Workshops
  • Technical Standards Safety Authority (TSSA) Amusement Device (Zip Line & Free Fall Device) Training Workshops

Is 3rd Party Training required for my facility?

Some of the benefits of training provided by CUI include:

  • CUI is a founding Professional Vendor Member (PVM) of the ACCT and has been heavily involved in the development of industry standards that promote well managed adventure facility programs within Canada.
  • There is an established industry best practise for aerial adventure parks, commercial climbing gyms, family entertainment centres, summer camps and outdoor education centres, community recreation facilities and schools to have annual professional training services provided by a PVM of the ACCT.
  • Course participants learn from CUI’s professional trainers who have a strong background in facilitating experiential adventure programs and the operation of adventure facilities.


Sites considering training should reference the current ANSI/ACCT 03-2019 standards or contact our training team for guidance on the best training options for your facility operation. Standards of particular importance:

  • B.1.3 Training shall be delivered by a qualified person.
  • B.1.2 Frequency: Training shall occur annually, or more frequently, contingent upon staff turnover, seasonal fluctuations, operational changes, or as a response to incident/accident analysis.
  • B.1.1. Scope: Training shall include the specific skills required to operate a course including and not limited to: operations management, core, technical, and interpersonal/program management competencies.

For more information regarding the definition of a Qualified Course Professional please follow this link.

Qualified Course Professional – ACCT Definition

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of training is best for our facility?

This can depend on a variety of factors.  Considerations can include your facilities course and element design, risk management policies, program goals, and budget. We will work with you to develop professional training goals and outcomes for your organization.

What is the cost?

The costs of training workshops will vary depending on the training requirements, length, and type of training.

How many staff can participate in a training?

CUI has a training ratio of 1 CUI instructor for every 10 course participants.

For more information contact us today!


Phone: 1 (800) 480-3867