|ACCT Program Accreditation|
An ACCT Accredited Program is a company which has successfully completed the Program Accreditation Application, including the Accreditation, process. The process includes a review by qualified parties which determines an applicant’s adherence to ACCT Program Accreditation Policies and Procedures and its good faith commitment to ACCT Standards. Successful completion of this process distinguishes an Accredited Program from other challenge course program and operation, identifying the Accreditor Program as having been found to be highly experienced and competent.
On February 5, 2017 the ACCT Board approved an accreditation policy that defines the purpose, policies and procedures for ACCT accreditation programs.
ACCT develops and administers Accreditation Programs for ACCT Member Organizations recognizing qualifications in defined areas.
To verify and recognize organizations that demonstrate qualifications and compliance with accreditation program requirements and standards to offer a particular service.
ACCT Accreditation Programs should benefit the industry by:
Establishing minimum benchmarks.
Maintaining a list of accredited organizations.
Promoting increased industry involvement and knowledge sharing.
Promoting continued organizational development.
Recognize the commitment of accredited organizations toward industry excellence.
On March 27 & 28, 2017 the Accreditation & Certification committee, the Board liaison Sara Bell, and staff members Shawn Tierney and Bill Weaver met in Atlanta to chart the path forward with respect to launching ACCT's program accreditation. A large part of the immediate work ahead will involve updating and revising existing documents that had been created in the past year. This includes:
Other processes and documents that will need to be developed in the months ahead include:
Another immediate task will involve populating a program accreditation panel. Panels are responsible for ensuring compliance with policies and procedures that have been developed for the program, and for recommending any future procedural changes to the accreditation & certification committee. We have received a good number of applications from individuals who expressed an interest in serving on the panel but we will still be accepting applications until the end of April/early May. If you are interested in serving on the panel you can find the volunteer application here.
Please click here to read more about the policy.
4/16/2017 » 4/23/2017
Open Enrollment Level 1 & 2 Training and Certification
4/20/2017 » 4/23/2017
Adventure Programming (training)
4/24/2017 » 4/29/2017
Level 2 Certification
4/24/2017 » 4/25/2017
Board Meeting (face to face)