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Level 1 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification

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Level I Full Challenge Course Practitioner meets ACCT Certification Standards for Level 1 Full 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.


Course description & pre-requisites

  • Must be 18 years old to receive certification.
  • 5

     days / 40 hrs curriculum plus testing

  • Valid for 1 year
  • Certified to be an Assistant Instructor
  • For those with less than 200 hours of program experience on a challenge course & less than 40 hrs of professional training
  • For those who will be working with a lead instructor
  • Focuses on the use of initiatives, low and high challenge courses, and indoor & outdoor climbing walls

Technical skills

Belaying; knots; staff access climbing systems & skills; dynamic belay setups.

Rescue skills

Will learn how to use the CUI Participant Assistance model.

Risk management skills

Will learn operation policies & procedures for working on a course; pre-use inspection skills; risk management theory; introduction to ACCT Standards.

Facilitation & Programming skills

Will participate in and learn a variety of initiatives & elements; exposure to program theory & facilitation skills; opportunity to facilitate an initiative experience for other participants.

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