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Training

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Professional training on equipment usage and public speaking allow guides to confidently coach and instruct participants
In-class training on rescues, retreivals, and wilderness first aid

Professional Training

Professional training catered to your course specific operations:

 

(high ropes rescue, zipline retrieval, tour management, course maintenance, wilderness first aid, CPR, and more)

 

ensure your staff has all the knowledge and tools they need to be successful in providing a safe and exciting atmosphere to your guests! With years of proven experience and an extensive training program, we can assure your staff members are prepared for anything they might encounter while zipping through your aerial adventure park!

Level 1 & 2 Full Certification Courses

We offer all-inclusive and class + lunch options to fit your needs. Both Level 1 & 2 Certification Classes are held simultaneously for easy planning and those with the required prerequisites* have the chance to obtain their Level 2 Certification. 


Class is held at our headquarters location, Historic Banning Mills. We hold two Guinness World Records for the Longest Continuous Zip Line Course and Tallest Free-Standing Rock Wall!

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2024 Course Dates*: 

  • June 3rd - 7th. Cancelled

  • December 2nd - 6th. Class starts at 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd and should finish in the late afternoon on the 6th.

 

* Courses must have at least 6 participants enrolled to take place. 

 

Location:

All-Inclusive Option

 

$1,249 pp

Includes:

  • Tuition for training and certification.

  • Lodging for 4 nights. Check in will be the day before class starts and check out will be on the last day of class. 

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

  • Share-a-room discount: If two participants are able to share a room, we can take $300 off the total of two packages. Pay $2,198 instead of $2,498. Email mateo@aaparks.com for this option.

Class + Lunch Option

 

 $749 pp

Includes:

  • Tuition for training and certification.

  • Lunch provided each day of class.

 

Payment Schedule:

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation (full amount will be charged if you book within 10 days of the start date).

  • The remaining amount will be charged 10 days prior to the start of the course.

  • Cancellations less than 10 days before the start date will receive a refund of 50% of the total cost up until the day prior to the class start date. No refunds will be given for no-shows or day-of cancellations. 

 

Level 1 Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • No prior experience required.

 

Level 2 Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Have either a current Level 1 Practitioners Certification or an equivalent of 40 hours of training delivered by a qualified person (documented).

  • 200+ hours of experience working on a course (documented).

  • Portfolios documenting hours and previous training must be submitted via email to mateo@aaparks.com at least 10 days prior to the start of class. For questions about related training or experience, feel free to email your portfolio and questions.

 

Class Description

 

Both Level 1 & 2 Courses will be held simultaneously. Instruction will be together or split depending on activity and subject.

 

Full certification includes training on both high and low elements according to current ACCT practitioner certification guidelines. 

 

A certain level of physical mobility is required for this course. Trainees are required to have full range of motion, average balance capabilities, use of both of their upper and lower extremities, be able to hear, see and understand verbal commands and hand signals, and must be capable of understanding, retaining and obeying verbal instructions.

 

 

Certification Assessment

 

A written and practical test will be given at the completion of instruction to demonstrate required skills. This assessment adheres to current certification standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). This course counts as 40 hours of training by a qualified person.

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, you will receive:

  • Either a Level 1 or Level 2 Certification (depending on your prerequisites).

  • Level 1 Certifications are valid for 1 year and Level 2 Certifications are valid for 3 years.

  • 40 training hours delivered by a qualified person.

 

Now Offering

Wilderness First Aid

Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training program offers canopy tour specific training designed to prepare guides for emergencies they might face while on the course. Don't wait for an accident to occur at your location, rest assured knowing your staff is prepared to care for your guests in any situation. As long time operators, we understand the inherent dangers of working in an ever changing, dynamic environment at height and will train your staff to spot potential dangers before they arise, minimize risk, and manage accidents when they occur.

WFA canopy tou specific training
New backboard lowering system prepares guides for any situation
Site specific environmental training allows guides to asses participants for potential hazards
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