ANSI Information and Consensus Group

The ACCT Consensus Group is seeking applications for new members for this important team in the standards development process. There is one vacant seat in the General Interest category and one in the Vendor category. Those interested in applying should complete the application found below. Please address questions about the Consensus Group to John Voegtlin- Office Manager.

Application can be filled out here

ACCT is an Accredited Standards Developer with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Founded in 1993, the Association for Challenge Course Technology, (ACCT) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer focused exclusively on the challenge course, aerial adventure park, canopy tour and zipline industry. ACCT was responsible for the development of the first challenge course industry standards, published in 1994.

In 2006, ACCT became an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer and has maintained that status. This designation indicates that ACCT has an accredited standards development process that is open, fair and allows for equal representation of material affected parties.

ACCT Consensus Group

Membership on the Consensus Group is open to all interested parties having a direct and material interest in the activities of the Consensus Group and shall be sufficiently diverse to ensure reasonable balance without dominance by any single interest group.

The ACCT Consensus Group is primarily responsible for:

  • Reviewing standards proposed by the ACCT Standards Writing Committees and making any changes to the proposed standards.
  • Voting on approval of American National Standards within its scope.
  • Complying with policy and procedures for interpretations of the standards developed by the Consensus Group.

Responding to requests for interpretations of the standard(s) developed by the Consensus Group.
Materially affected parties may submit comments about the overall standards, specific suggested language changes for the standard or requests for interpretation to the Consensus Group through the following link, (

Comments and ideas may also be submitted by email to Email submission will only be accepted if they include complete contact information including phone, physical mailing address and email information, the chapter and number of the standard in question.


2024 Meeting Schedule:
Meetings are from 12:00pm to 1:30 pm Mountain Time (unless otherwise noted)

Please note, all meetings are open to the public. Any person who wish to attend a meeting must first fill out a Consensus Group Observer Agreement form at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled meeting.

July 3, 2024 July 17, 2024

Purpose: Review the state of accredited procedures revisions, review recent applications and other membership matters.

August 7, 2024

September 4, 2024

October 2, 2024

November 6, 2024

December 4, 2024


February 7, 2024 CANCELED

March 6, 2024 CANCELLED

April 3, 2024 Meeting Minutes (PDF)

May 1, 2024

June 5, 2024 (Meeting Cancelled - Agenda Postponed)

February 12, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

February 22, 2023 (No Quorum Present - Agenda Postponed)

March 1, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

April 5, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

May 3, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

June 7, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

July 5, 2023 CANCELED

August 2, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

September 6, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

October 4, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

November 1, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

December 6, 2023 meeting minutes (PDF)

All meetings are open to the public. Any person who wish to attend a meeting must first fill out a Consensus Group Observer Agreement form at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled meeting.

White Papers (must be logged in to view/download)


(below documents removed from ANSI/ACCT 03-2019 revision of 03-2016)




Practitioner Certification Structure and Requirements PDF