Challenge Towers to Offer Professional Trainings


Challenge Towers is offering professional development training opportunities this spring, designed for industry professionals looking to improve and expand their technical skills.

Petzl PPE Competent Person Certification Course
Feb. 19-21, 2020
Asheville, N.C.

The Petzl PPE Competent Person certification course teaches participants to competently select, inspect, and manage work-at-height personal protective equipment (PPE) using the Petzl protocol. This course is open to any professional that works at-height with significant practical experience within the field of work-at-height and with relevant fall protection equipment. This course is pre-approved by ACCT for 16 CEUs for current ACCT certified inspectors.

Cost: $900

Challenge Course Manager Certification Course
March 2-5, 2020
Black Mountain, N.C.

This training is geared toward gaining conceptual knowledge that is broadly applicable to a variety of different course designs and operating systems for those in administrative and management positions. This course uses the Chapter 2 Operations Standards, Section A and B of the ANSI/ACCT 03-2019 Standard. The course is designed for course managers, owners, and operators. Participants will earn a Course Manager Certification upon successful completion of the course and exam.

Training and test: $895
Training only: $695

Level 1 & Level 2 Practitioner Certification
March 9-14, 2020
Blowing Rock, N.C.

This training is designed for both new and experienced course operators who wish to gain conceptual knowledge. This course uses the Chapter 2 Operations Standards, Section A and B of the ANSI/ACCT 03-2019 Standard. Participants will learn through demonstrations, manuals, standards review, hands-on application, and discussion.
Cost: $900

Rope Access Workshop
March 11-13, 2020
Blowing Rock, N.C.

This workshop is focused on basic rope access, fall protection, and work at height systems and concepts guided by SPRAT/IRATA curriculum. Earn up to 25 Inspection CEUs pre-approved by the ACCT. This workshop is designed for experienced challenge course professionals and operators.
Cost: $450

Contact Joel McCombs, [email protected], 828-355-5929, for more info.

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