Signature is fully accredited by ACCT to offer, trainings and certifications to equip practitioners with the tools and knowledge to operate effective courses and programs. With our expertise in commercial parks to camps to educational and therapeutic facilities, we have your training needs covered!
An all-purpose curriculum that is appropriate for all backgrounds and levels of experience, and provides the necessary knowledge and skills to operate and manage risk of challenge course elements. Level 1 certification is valid for one calendar year.
An advanced curriculum for those with previous experience. This training focuses on supervisory skills relevant to those in leadership roles, as well as response to non-typical situations that require problem-solving, such as emergencies and adaptation to non-typical participants. Level 2 certification is valid for three calendar years.
A specialty curriculum that targets the administrative knowledge necessary to manage effective course programs. This certification requires previous experience, a minimum age of 21, and is valid for five calendar years.
Our most popular training, this track zeros in on the specific skills and knowledge needed to operate a particular course. This certification varies in the required amount of time depending on the scope of training needed and is valid only at the training site.
This track focuses on the standard technical skills required to operate high elements and operating systems. This certification requires a minimum of 20 hours and is transferrable.
This track focuses on the common facilitative skills needed to operate low and spotted elements. This certification requires a minimum of 20 hours and is transferrable.
This 40-hour track combines training for both High and Low elements for a comprehensive certification that is transferrable. This track requires a minimum of 40 hours.
This track covers a specific type of operating system and is ideal for organizations who have multiple sites with standardized SOPs. The hours required for this track varies according to the curriculum needed and is transferrable within the system.
This is a short training intended to cover only one element or type of skill, such as belay certification. This certification requires a minimum of one day and may be transferrable or site specific.
Signature will conduct recertification testing for those who can provide documentation of the necessary pre-requisites for the Level and Track at which the person wishes to re-certify. Please note that a professional portfolio is required, and we only accept previous training hours that were delivered by an accredited ACCT PVM for credit towards the required training hours.
Signature strongly recommends that all practitioners, regardless of experience and certification type, have their skills regularly evaluated. We encourage recertification candidates to attend continuing education and refreshers to remain current in industry changes and keep their skills sharp.
We are happy to help you explore options or answer questions. To begin the process of creating your training, please click here: Training Information Form
Our Open Enrollment trainings are designed for individuals or small groups who may not be able to attend a training at their site, or who are looking to update their skills and credentials. These trainings may take place anywhere in the world and are announced on a rolling basis as they become available. Keep an eye on the Events Calendar and our Facebook page for opportunities near you. If you are interested in being on our regular mailing list for announcements about newly scheduled Open Enrollments, or in being a host site, please send us a note. ( Alyssa@signatureresearch.com)
Our fully online Course Manager course is offered year-round to help busy managers learn about the core duties of daily course administration. Students progress through the course at their own pace in the comfort of their own home. Certification testing is included in the registration fee, and we also offer an Audit option for those who do not wish to test. This course does NOT verify technical skills and should be used in combination with a Level 1 or Level 2 certification that covers those skills. CLICK HERE for more information or to get registered.
This training is an updated version of the Northwest Teambuilding APM 2.O. Online CM training that prepares you to tackle the common duties and responsibilities of a course manager. Designed to get you up-to-speed as a program lead, or course manager, the curriculum covers the Six main areas needed for you to lead.
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