Challenge Course and Climbing Wall Certifications

ABEE's comprehensive training covers technical instruction for general course operations, skill teaching and testing, written testing, the development of an outline for a policy/procedure manual, activity sequencing, liability considerations, course maintenance, equipment care, and ACCT Standard Interpretation.

Challenge Course Certification

Level 1

A Level 1 Certification is designed for people who are new to the industry and are seeking the training needed to facilitate a challenge course program. This certification also enables the client to grow as they gain more experience. This certification will last for 1 year.

Requirements to participate and complete a Level 1 Certification:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Be able to complete a minimum 40-hour training for a Level 1 Full certification track OR 20-hours minimum for low or high only.
  • Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%.
  • Pass a skills test.

Level 2

A Level 2 Certification is for anyone seeking an advanced level of certification. This level reflects the clients experience and training which will provide leadership to other staff; it is not designed to prepare the client to train other staff. This certification will last for 3 years.

Requirements to participate and complete a Level 2 Certification:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Completed a Level 1 Certification.
  • Completed training portfolio documenting at least 200 hours of facilitation experience as a Level 1 Facilitator.
  • Be able to complete an additional 40-hour training for a Level 2 Full certification track OR 24-hours minimum for low or high only.
  • Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%.
  • Pass a skills test.

CCM (Challenge Course Manager)

This certification is designed to give a currently certified facilitator management training in order to supervise others, write local operating procedures, perform internal inspections and maintenance, mentor staff, and develop plans for in-house trainings. Every challenge course must have a Challenge Course Manager BUT please understand that it is not necessary that a company has a "Certified" Challenge Course Manager. This certification will last for 5 years.

Requirements to participate and complete a Challenge Course Manager (CCM) Certification:

  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Possess a current Level 2 Certification.
  • Completed training portfolio documenting 500-hours of experience.
  • Participate in a 30-hour training of which at least 16-hours will be specific to challenge course management.
  • Pass a written test with a score of 80%.
  • Pass a skills test.

Site Specific

A site specific training includes all of the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate specific activities at a specific site. It is possible for participants to be certified in only certain activities on a program site. However, this limits them to only work on these activities as a facilitator. This is a desirable training for facilitators who do not plan to work at other sites as skills learned in this certification are not transferable to other challenge courses. This certification will last for 1 year.

Requirements to complete a Site Specific Certification:

  • Minimum of 8-hours covering initial curriculum.
  • Pass a written test with a score of 80%.
  • Pass a skills test.

Climbing Wall Certification

A climbing wall certification will cover the knowledge and skills necessary to run climbing wall programs. This certification will last for 1 year.

Requirements to complete a Climbing Wall Certification:

  • Minimum of 8-hours covering initial curriculum.
  • Pass a written test with a score of 80%.
  • Pass a skills test.

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