Professional and qualified staff are key to the successful operation of your facility.

It is understood that human error and lack of professional training are common contributing factors in most challenge course and aerial adventure park accidents. It is your organization’s responsibility to ensure your staff have received professional training to safely manage clients on course, operate the facility, perform routine inspections, inform clients of hazards and deal with any incidents should they arise.

It is common for many camps and aerial park facilities to have high staff turn-over due to the seasonal nature of the industries. Combined with the significant risks associated with working at heights and technical knowledge required to safely operate a ropes course, professional training is required generally on a seasonal basis.

Elevation has highly qualified instructors to deliver your staff training. We will customize a program for your site that addresses your specific exposure to risk. Our training programs focus on technical skills, to ensure your staff have the technical abilities to inspect and operate your facility as safely as possible, as well as soft skills to teach staff how to facilitate a customer friendly program. Elevation recognizes the importance of a staff training program that focuses your staff on learning to operate your special and specific elements while working with your particular group of clientele and your unique programming.

Professional Development

Elevation offers a variety of professional development and training courses for individuals working at camps, outdoor education centres, non-profit organizations and commercial aerial parks, zip lines and adventure tours.

We offer both certification and facilitation courses for outdoor educators, camp staff, youth workers, recreation staff, social workers, teachers and other professionals looking to develop or grow their skills.

Elevation offers customized on-site training that is specific to your site, course and staff needs and experience. All of our training programs follow the best professional and industry standards, and training is facilitated by our professional and experienced instructors who are drawn from people working directly in the industry, coming from a variety of backgrounds and specialties.

Level 1 & Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification

We offer both Level 1 and Level 2 Course Practitioner Certifications that are ACCT compliant and provide an in-depth curriculum that focuses on both knowledge and hands-on skills development.

Our Level 1 & Level 2 Practitioner Courses provide participants with a hands-on learning that will develop the skills and knowledge required to safely and confidently operate a challenge course facility.  Participants will learn technical operations of elements, risk management, group facilitation skills and sequencing and programming skills, along with how to work safely and effectively at height.  All participants complete a written and practical test as part of the training program and receive certification if testing is successful.