The Level 1 Practitioner Certification is designed for individuals who operate standard introductory activities, low challenge course activities and initiatives and standard high challenge course activities. This entry-level certification is offered to individuals who have completed 7 days or 70 hours of training and have demonstrated competence in basic program knowledge and technical skills. Candidates must also be able to document a minimum of 25 challenge course program facilitation days.
This level of certification requires additional training as well as broader program knowledge, theoretical understanding, and technical skills. In addition to the competencies of Level 1, Level 2 certification requires training in challenge course rescue procedures, the ability to safely operate climbing towers, and other more complex high challenge course activities. These candidates often supervise other less experienced challenge course staff.
This certification is designed for program directors, course managers and others who have program management responsibilities. Candidates must have completed and hold current Level 2 certification to be eligible for Challenge Course Manager (CCM) Certification. Candidates must be able to document a minimum of 14 days of training and 200 program days of challenge course facilitation experience.