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Challenge Course Certification - Level 1

A Level 1 Certification is designed for people who are new to the industry and are seeking the training needed to facilitate a Challenge Course Program. This certification also enables the client to grow as they gain more experience. This certification will last for 1 year.

Requirements to participate and complete a Level 1 Certification:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Be able to complete a 40 hour, 5 day training for a Level 1 Full certification track, 20 hours minimum for Low or High only, and a minimum of 8 hours for Site/System Specific track.
  • Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%.
  • Pass a skills test.

 Challenge Course Certification - Level 2

A Level 2 Certification is for anyone seeking an advanced level of certification. This level reflects the clients experience and training which will provide leadership to other staff; it is not designed to prepare the client to train other staff. This certification will last for 3 years.


Requirements to participate and complete a Level 2 Certification:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Completed a Level 1 Certification
  • Portfolio documenting at least 200 hours of facilitation experience as a Level 1 Facilitator
  • Be able to complete a 40 hour, 5 day training for a Level 2 Full certification track, 24 hours minimum for Low or High only, and a minimum of 16 hours for Site/System Specific.
  • Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%.
  • Pass a skills test.

Challenge Course Certification - CCM

This certification is designed to give a currently certified facilitator management training in order to supervise others, write Local Operating Procedures, perform internal inspections and maintenance, mentor staff, and develop plans for in-house trainings. Every challenge course must have a Challenge Course Manager BUT please understand that it is not necessary that a company has a "Certified" Challenge Course Manager. This certification lasts for 5 years.

Requirements to participate and complete a Challenge Course Manager (CCM) Certification:

  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Process a current Level 2 certification.
  • Completed a Level 1 Certification
  • Portfolio documenting 500 hours of experience in order to certify at this level.
  • Participate in a 30 hour training of which at least 16 hours will be specific to Challenge Course Managment.
  • Pass a written test with a score of 80%.
  • Pass a skills test which is based on Chapter 3, Section A of the ACCT Operations Standards.