Events

Upper Saddle River, NJ

Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:00am ~ 5:00pm
Climbing Wall Association-Climbing Wall Instructor Course (One Day Class)
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Why take the CWI Certification?

Certification Standards are intended to promote industry self-regulation and assist owner/operators of climbing facilities in the management and operation of those facilities by establishing consistent, observable, and minimum criteria for evaluating climbing wall instructors. CWA certification standards have been released after a public review process and pertain to technical skills and teaching of technical climbing skills only.

Experience Recommendations:

Prior climbing experience is important in developing the skills necessary to climb safely and teach basic climbing and belaying skills to others. We recommend the following experience guidelines for successful candidates:

  • The candidate has one year personal climbing experience;
  • The candidate has a minimum 20 outings climbing indoors and/or outdoors;
  • The candidate has a combination of formal training and climbing experience of 40 hours.

Candidates that do not have sufficient prior climbing experience may not pass the course.

Cost: $245/ student ($45 CWA Certification fee included)

*Course fees are non refundable

Schedule:

  • Weekend classes are held in one, 8 hour session from 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Weekday classes are held in two, 4 hour sessions from 5:00PM-9:00PM
  • Private classes may be schedule for groups of 2 or more- please contact James@gravityvault.com

Application - Please email James@gravityvault.com for application submissions.

CWI Student Manual

CWA Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment instrument

Climbing Wall Association Web Page