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Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification

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Level II Full Challenge Course Practitioner meets ACCT Certification Standards for Level 2 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.

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Course description & pre-requisites


  • Must be 18 years old to receive certification.
  • 5 days / 40 hrs curriculum plus testing
  • Valid for 3 years
  • Certified to be a Lead Instructor.
  • Must have 200 hrs of documented program experience on a challenge course.
  • Must have CUI Level 1 training or equivalent.
  • For those who will have responsibility for daily management of the challenge course
  • Focuses on use of initiatives, low and high challenge courses, and indoor & outdoor climbing walls

Technical skills


Consolidate CUI Level I skills plus prusik tie-off; operation of specialized belay systems: Participant Static Belay System, Aerial Trust Dive, Team Swing, Zip Line, Flying Squirrel; lost anchor retrieval; variety of knots; variety of belay devices; staff access climbing systems & skills

Rescue skills


Exposure to 2 rescue systems; will practice using one system; develop skills for lead role in a rescue.

Risk management skills


Will learn to how to develop a RMP; skills for daily management of course & program; pre-use & periodic inspection skills; risk management theory; focus on ACCT Standards.

Facilitation & Programming skills


Exposure to a variety of levels of facilitation; exposure to programming and change theories; will design and co-facilitate a low element, and receive detailed feedback on facilitation skills.

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