Programs allow individuals looking to perfect, utilize, and test their knowledge to earn several different leadership and professional achievements designed to motivate and push your skill set. It is the dedication of the ACA leaders and guides to insure we always present the most current skills and techniques, while adhering to the highest standards.
Canyon Leader programs are intended for individuals who facilitate canyoneering programs in group settings such as college outdoor recreation leaders, experiential education program instructors, wilderness therapy staff, camp directors, youth leaders, and recreational canyoneers looking to improve upon their technical skills.
Professional Canyon Guides - All credible professions require formal training and proof of competency. ACA courses and assessments give you that credibility by guiding you through the entire process of becoming a professional canyon guide. Success in the program indicates that an individual has been assessed to the standard of an internationally recognized, professional body.
Inquire with any interest regarding training as courses are not always advertised on the calendar of events. Most requests can easily be accommodated and are scheduled to meet demand and client expectations.
aca Aspirant canyon leader
An Aspirant Canyon Leader (Aspirant) is an individual who has passed an Aspirant Assessment that includes skills from the ACA's Level 1 and Level 2 Skills Checklists. Aspirants have expressed their intent to pursue additional technical training, leadership training and mentoring through the ACA.
aca Canyon leader I
A Canyon Leader I is an individual who has passed the Canyon Leader I Assessment that includes skills from the ACA's Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Skills Checklists. Canyon Leader I assessments are conducted by Canyon Leader II or higher.
aca Canyon Leader II
A Canyon Leader II is an individual who has passed the Canyon Leader II Assessment that includes skills from the ACA's Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 Skills Checklists. Canyon Leader II assessments are conducted by Pro Guides or higher
Aca pro guide
Certification from the ACA involves rigorous training and assessment with two key factors in mind: (1) Becoming the best canyon guide possible, and (2) Delivering the greatest reward for your clients. Success in the program indicates that an individual has been assessed to the standard of an internationally recognized, professional body.