Signature Research Level 1 and Level 2 High and Low Element Certification Training


Signature Research is holding Level 1 and Level 2 high and low element certification trainings at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, Sanger, Calif., Oct. 10-14, 2022. Each training course will cover the skills and knowledge needed to test for Level 1 or Level 2 certification. Participants must be 18 years old.

The cost is $780, per course. It includes training tuition, certification, training materials, and any bonus materials. Meals and lodging are not included. Registration is open.

Level 1 High and Low Element Certification Training

This training is appropriate for all backgrounds and levels of experience and provides the necessary knowledge and skills to operate and manage risk on challenge course elements. Participants will learn activities, technical skills, program models, and facilitation techniques based on adventure theory and industry practices. 

At the conclusion, practitioners will be able to facilitate low and high elements under the supervision of a qualified person.

Level 2 High and Low Element Certification Training

This advanced-level training is designed for experienced practitioners. Topics are examined and analyzed in more depth; special attention is paid to studying leadership as a course professional and developing competencies around non-routine situations, such as rescues, course evacuation, and emergency procedures. At the conclusion, practitioners will be able to lead low and high element programs independent of direct supervision. 

Participants must have 200 hours of documented experience working on a course, and 40 hours of prior high-element training provided by an ACCT professional vendor member.For additional information, contact Paul Bland, [email protected], or visit to learn more and register.


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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