Challenge Works to Host Open Enrollment Training and Certification


Challenge Works will host a five-day, 40-hour open enrollment training and certification event, April 8-12 in Santa Cruz, Calif.

The event is focused on skills development, best practices sharing, and networking. It is suitable for aerial adventure course managers, facilitators, and other professionals seeking to learn technical skills in a variety of aerial adventure operating systems, including dynamic, static, continuous belay, zip lines, climbing walls, and more.

For level one certification, candidates must have at least 100 hours of documented program and delivery experience. For level two certification, candidates must possess at least 200 hours of documented program and delivery experience and 40 hours of training experience.

The event fee is $975 and includes training and testing. Accommodations for four nights and meals for five days are extra. 

More information and a link to register can be found at


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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