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Indoor Climbing Wall Practitioner Certification

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CUI Indoor Climbing Wall Practitioner meets ACCT Certification Standards for Level 2 Site/System Specific Certification

CUI’s certification system is accredited by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). Participants will receive intensive training and practice for the skills required to operate a challenge course facility:  work at height; technical operations of elements; risk management; group facilitation skills and adventure sequencing & programming skills. Participants complete a written and practical test and if successful, receive certification.

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Course description & pre-requisites


  • Must be 18 years old to receive certification
  • 2 days/16 hrs curriculum plus testing
  • Valid for 3 years
  • Certified to be a Climbing Wall Instructor for indoor walls only
  • For those who will be instructing on indoor climbing walls only

Technical skills


Belaying with a variety of devices; knots; dynamic belay set-ups and the use of the TRUBLUE Auto Belay.

Rescue skills


Will learn rescue skills specific to climbing walls.

Risk management skills


Will learn operation policies & procedures specific to climbing walls; pre-use & periodic inspection skills; risk management theory; ACCT Standards.

Facilitation & Programming skills


Will participate in and learn initiatives specific to climbing walls; teaching techniques for climbing skills; route setting with climbing holds; exposure to program theory & facilitation skills; opportunity to facilitate an initiative experience for other participants.

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