CWI Provider Training

Course Description: PRG has partnered with the Climbing Wall Association (CWA) to provide a certification for qualified individuals who wish to be able to certify others as Climbing Wall Instructors under the CWA.

This certification training will provide an overview of the CWA Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Program for prospective providers. The CWI program provider course is a twelve hour course.

Course Goals:

  • Educate provider pool members in the Climbing Wall Instructor certification program and to prepare provider pool members to be effective advocates for the program
  • Help provider pool members understand the program’s policies and procedures
  • Familiarize candidates with program materials
  • Train provider pool members to administer and deliver courses within the CWI certification program and to familiarize candidates with program materials
  • Train provider pool members in the CWA Industry Practices
  • Train provider pool members in the program curricula
  • Train provider pool members in evaluating and applying course standards, use of the evaluation instrument, and how to assess climbing wall students consistently and fairly
  • Communicate the risk management and safety measures to be employed during the course
  • Ensure that the certification program is delivered with consistency and quality
  • Provide a forum for provider pool members to have questions answered and discuss program issues

Location: PRG Oaks

Day One: Friday, September 20
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day Two: Saturday, September 21
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites: Required (See below)

Lead Instructor: Dave Rowland, Owner/President, Philadelphia Rock Gyms

Cost: $450

Questions? Contact Jay Pringle via email.

Pre-Requisites for CWI Program Provider:

  • Current membership in the CWA
  • 21 years of age.
  • Current first aid and CPR (American Red Cross Basic – 5.5 to 6.5 hours, or equivalent).
  • A resume or other document showing a minimum of 200 hours of work experience as a climbing instructor, showing expertise in indoor climbing settings.
  • Current CWA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor Certification. * (See below)
  • Climbing ability: 5.9 top rope and 5.8 lead on artificial structures.
  • Two non-related professional references, including contact information and phone number.
  • A signed agreement and attestation on file (found via link below)
  • Proof of insurance.

*If the candidate is not a current CWA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor, the candidate may complete an alternative qualification procedure documenting that the candidate meets the requirements of becoming a provider but showing a minimum of 400 hours of work experience as a climbing instructor. Exceptional and wide-ranging indoor climbing teaching experience, prior experience as an instructor or guide, or other certification will be considered as evidence of qualification. Click here to learn more.

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