The Climbing Wall Instructor Program (CWI) was introduced in 2007 to certify professionals who teach in an indoor or artificial wall environment. It aims to increase the level of professionalism in indoor climbing and to improve the level of climbing wall instruction, to develop a more consistent standard of care for climbing instructors in the US, to evaluate the skills of climbing instructors in the US, and to provide guidance for further professional development. There are two certification levels:
· AMGA CWI Top Rope
· AMGA CWI Lead
This course addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. The course length is a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation, typically run over 2.5 days. Certification and AMGA membership lasts for three years. After three years current CWI’s can re-take a one-day reassessment to regain the CWI certification.
Please note that in order for you to register for this course, participants must be a CURRENT professional member of the AMGA. If you are not, you can obtain a membership online.
Course Tuition: $295.00 Parking is not included and costs $5.00 per day Contact Jesse Ray (Rayje@sonoma.edu) for lodging and airport information.