Adventureworks! Associates Challenge Course Manager Training and Certification


Adventureworks! Associates, Inc., is offering a ropes course and climbing program management training course with a challenge course manager certification. The program will be held at The Adventure Learning Centre at Canterbury Hills in Ontario, Canada, Dec. 6-9. 

The 30-hour training course is designed for senior adventure program instructors and program directors. It will focus on standards, current research and testing, emergency preparedness and program assessment. It is an advanced level course; participants must submit a portfolio and be approved to take the course.

Two tracks for this training are offered: Certification and Audit. 


An “audit” opportunity is available for prospective participants who do not meet the certification pre-requisites. Participants who are auditing the course may participate fully in all aspects of the training but will not be eligible to participate in the testing day. As such, their participation will be complete at the end of day three.


Those individuals who meet the prerequisites for certification, complete all the course hours, and successfully complete the practical skills assessment and written test will receive certification as a challenge course manager, in accordance with ACCT Standards.


Participants must:

  • be 21 years of age;
  • have 500 documented hours of adventure program delivery and management experience;
  • hold a current certification as a level 2 challenge course practitioner (Adventureworks! Associates, Inc. ropes course instructor or equivalent); and
  • be willing and able to perform all tasks related to ropes course and climbing wall operation, including spotting, belaying, climbing on belay, climbing on personal fall protection, performing set-up / take-down, and performing in-air rescue tasks.

The program costs CA$700 – CA$795. Registration and additional information can be found here.


About Author

Katie Brinton is a PSIA-E Development Team member and a staff trainer at Okemo Mountain Resort, Vt., where she grew up. She was named to the 2017 “10 Under 30” class for Adventure Park Insider's sister publication SAM (Ski Area Management). She is a freelance writer, and has written frequently for Adventure Park Insider and sister publication, SAM. Katie is currently a Master’s student at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.

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