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The following courses are available for Summer Camps, Climbing Gyms and Outdoor Education Programs. They require a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 12. 

Professional Climbing Instructor Association (PCIA)
PCIA courses focus on providing quality education and instruction for new and existing climbing instructors who teach basic skills and/or facilitate climbing experiences. Our instructional programs recognize the important differences and similarities that exist between climbing instruction that occurs on artificial structures, base managed, top managed and single pitch climbing sites. By providing a more consistent, standardized approach to entry level climbing instruction, the PCIA hopes to improve the safety and enjoyment of climbing for all participants.

Climbing Site Belayer
The PCIA Climbing Site Belayer Certification is a basic training class and evaluation created specifically for the needs of summer camps, gyms and outdoor education programs. The purpose of the course is to provide a nationally standardized curriculum of instruction for individuals who provide supervision and belaying of participants at climbing sites. It is designed to train staff in the key skills required to safely operate a climbing tower or to serve as a climbing site assistant under the direction of more experienced and trained staff who are able to provide anchoring, system set-up, facilitation and rescue as needed.
Course Length: 10 hrs. Over 1 ½ days
Certification Term: 1 year upon successful completion
For more detailed information, click here:
http://www.pcia.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17:climbing-site-belayer&catid=20:programs&Itemid=79

 Climbing Wall Instructor
The PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor Course provides instructors and potential instructors with an in depth, standardized understanding of the skills essential to teaching climbing in an indoor setting. It is the first step in a sequential approach to professional climbing instructor development. The course reinforces the importance of teaching technically accurate information and debunks many common climbing myths. The course emphasizes the presentation of sound fundamental skills to climbing gym participants, the formation of risk assessment and risk management skills and basic problem solving skills such as belay transitions and on-wall coaching and assistance techniques. Participants are assessed on both their core knowledge and their ability to effectively teach and coach related skills.
Course Length: 24 hrs. Over 2 ½ days
Certification Term: 3 year upon successful completion
For more detailed information, click here:
 http://www.pcia.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18:climbing-wall-instructor&catid=20:programs&Itemid=80

Top Rope Climbing Instructor
The PCIA has created a focused course and optional certification exam that addresses both base managed and top managed climbing skills. The Top Rope Climbing Instructor course provides instructors and potential instructors with an in depth and standardized understanding of the skills essential to teaching climbing in an outdoor setting. Like other PCIA courses, the course reinforces the importance of teaching technically accurate information and debunks many common climbing myths.  Emphasis is put on refining core skills and improving the educational delivery of material. The forty hour (four day) course builds upon the existing skills of competent recreational climbers and takes an in depth look at: site selection, equipment, knot selection, anchor construction, rope systems, Leave No Trace practices, rescue and assistance skills as well as key instructional skills. Most importantly, the course stresses blending these skills together to form a seamless and efficient climbing experience for participants. Upon the successful completion of all course components participants are considered PCIA Assistant Instructors. Assistant Instructors may elect to take an optional certification exam to achieve the Top Rope Climbing Instructor™ Certification. The one-day examination stresses efficient site and gear utilization, client and instructor safety, site management and educational delivery. The exam may be taken any time after completing all course components. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course or coupled together with the two-day Single Pitch Instructor Module.
Course Length: 40 hrs. Over 4 days
Assessment: 10 hrs.
Certification Term: 3 year upon successful completion
For more information, click here:
http://www.pcia.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19:top-rope-climbing-instructor&catid=20:programs&Itemid=81

Professional Climbing Instructor Association PCIA Courses