AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor
Ascent Climbing has been involved with the AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) certification program since its inception in 2007.
The 20 hour certification course is designed to equip climbing instructors with the technical know-how and teaching skills necessary for professional climbing wall operators. We offer flexible scheduling and training locations including using your own facility.
Over the past several years the CWI program has become the nations premier training program for climbing wall operators and instructors.
Scout Troop Leaders
Schools / University’s
Summer Camp Counselors
any professional wall operator
THE PROGRAM COVERS:
Client orientation and instruction
Teaching general climbing skills including movement
Teaching top-rope belay skills
Teaching lead climbing and lead belay skills (optional)
Equipment and facility use
Rescue and emergency procedures
Site and risk management indoors
1 year climbing experience or 20 climbing outings in the past 12 months
Must be 16 years to participate and 18 years for certification
Must understand proper use and maintenance of personal climbing equipment including harnesses, carabiners, belay devices, shoes, rope, cordage and slings.
For Lead Certification (optional): Must comfortably climb top rope 5.9 and lead 5.8 at time of course
For Top Rope Certification: Must comfortably climb 5.7 at time of course
AMGA Professional Membership Required
AMGA CWI Course Manual
Thorough assessment of candidates knowledge, skills and presentation
Access to the AMGA professional discount programs
3 year certification w/ successful completion
Full Certification: $325 + AMGA membership dues
Re-Certification: $199 + AMGA membership dues
Corporate group rates available for multiple registrants.
Rock Climb Fairfield (Fairfield, CT)
Prime Climb (Wallingford, CT)
City Climb (New Haven, CT)
...or your facility.
FOR MORE INFO
Visit the AMGA CWI Webpage