(nb: date & time is tentative; actual dates/location TBD)
ACE Guide Assessment (ACE-L5) Grand Junction, CO
The ACE Guide Assessment tests candidates on knowledge, skills, communication, professionalism, decision-making and technical proficiency in the sport of canyoneering. ACE Certified Guides (ACE-L5) have proven their abilities and have earned the respect of the current canyoneering community in America, its leaders, peers, instructors, schools, outfitters, land managers and pioneers. Your choice to certify through ACE is a testament to your interest in being among the best trained canyoneering professionals in the country, and is a certification that you can take pride in. Whether you're a recreational canyoneer seeking the simple benefits of professional association, or you're seeking employment in the emerging canyoneering marketplace domestically or abroad, an ACE Guide Certification (ACE-L5) provides advantages and recognition that no other program in America delivers.
The ACE Guide Assessment is administered in 4 parts over 3 days:
• Part I: Knowledge (Day One - 150 question written exam) Classroom/Picnic Area.
• Part II: Skills (Day One - Knots, Rigging, Conversions, etc) Classroom/Picnic Area with anchor stations.
• Part III: Exercises (Day Two - On Rope Skills & Rescue) Rappel Wall.
• Part IV: Scenarios (Day Three - Multifaceted scenarios) On Location
"Raising the Standard!"
ACE - Association for Canyoneering Education
The ACGA (American Canyon Guide Association) was formed following the dissolution of the ACA in 2011. The ACGA was to become America's first professional association for the industry of canyoneering. Four years later, its volunteer Board of Directors and limited membership have been unable to host the guide assessments for which it was created. ACE is independently filling this void in Guide Certification.
• Certification for professional canyon guides
• Standardized curricula for canyoneering instructors
• Safety forums and tools for the canyoneering community
Our Mission: To set an American standard to which professional canyon guides and instructors can be held; to present a clear path to certification for professional canyon guides; to host professional canyon guide assessments; to develop standardized technical canyoneering curricula; and to develop relationships between land managers, guide services, and training providers.
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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.