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ERIC Number: EJ899657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Certification for Challenge Course Practitioners
Lisson, Brian; Oosterhuis, Sarah
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v20 n1 p25-28 Aut 2007
In February 2007, the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) approved new standards for the certification of Challenge Course Practitioners. These standards will be used by accredited professional vendor members of ACCT in the training and certification of practitioners and may also be used as a reference by others. These new standards represent the first common approach to certification in the industry. Certification provides an opportunity for organizations to know what they are getting when they hire staff members. It is intended to raise the bar by promoting higher standards of competence among challenge course practitioners and to create some uniformity in the industry. The new challenge course practitioner certification standards (ACCT, 2007) include three levels: Level One is intended for entry level practitioners; Level Two for practised facilitators; and Challenge Course Manager for experienced managers. Each level provides for different tracks (options or operating systems) for certification: Low or Spotted Activities Only; High Activities Only; or Full Certification, which includes both Low and High Activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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