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Certification

Why Certification?

Certification Standards are intended to promote industry self-regulation and assist owner/operators of climbing facilities in the management and operation of those facilities by establishing consistent, observable, and minimum criteria for evaluating climbing wall instructors. CWA certification standards have been released after a public review process and pertain to technical skills and teaching of technical climbing skills only.

How To Get Certified

If you are interested in becoming certified, please contact your employer. If your employer is a current CWA member, qualified to be a certification program provider, and has agreed to the program terms and conditions you may be certified by your employer. If your employer is not a provider, you may seek certification through our list of providers below or at the annual Climbing Wall Summit.

For Certification Candidates:

CWA maintains a list of current certification program providers and a schedule of certification courses. Please review the relevant documents below and then contact us with any questions or for further information.