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As an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), this course is for aspiring climbing guides. The Single Pitch Instructor, SPI, program is the quintessential course to enter guiding in the United States. Learn more about the program here.
This course is a great way to review and refresh skills prior to taking the Single Pitch Instructor Assessment. Students must have completed a Single Pitch Instructor Course prior to enrolling.
Candidates who complete the Single Pitch Instructor Course are eligible to take the Single Pitch Instructor Exam. It is highly suggested that you spend some time between the course and assessment practicing the skills learned.
Learn more about the exam and prerequisites here.
The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Climbing Wall Instructors Program teaches students how to teach and facilitate climbing in the climbing wall setting. This course is ideal for gym or summer camp employees charged with running climbing wall programs. There are two certifications offered in the course, CWI Top Rope and CWI Lead. Students may choose between the two certifications during the course.
Learn more about the program here.
There are two certification levels in the Climbing Wall Instructor program: Top Rope and Lead. Prerequisites for each certification level are presented below. These prerequisites are considered the bare minimum of skills and experience needed to successfully attain CWI certification.