Adventureworks Associates Inc. - Ropes Course Instructor (Level 2)

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
8:00 AM (MDT)
to Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM (MDT)

Adventure Learning Centre at Canterbury Hills

509 Lions Club Rd. Ancaster, ON l9g 4t7 Canada
Category: Practitioner Training - Level II

Ropes Course Instructor (Level 2)

Individuals in this 40 hour instructor-level course learn skills that enhance their ability to create innovative programs, solve problems in ropes course environments, prepare for emergency situations, and supervise the daily operations of a ropes course. Specifically, instructor candidates will develop advanced leadership and facilitation skills, practice advanced knots, belaying, and descending techniques, develop problem solving skills, carry out management systems, and learn and practice the Ropes Course Rescue Protocol System. Course content will be covered through a combination of classroom presentations, hands-on practice, and rescue simulations.

The following operating systems are included:

-Spotted (Low elements)
-Dynamic Belay including Participatory Belay, Climbing Wall, and Climbing Tower
-Lanyard (Static Belay)
-Instructor Access

The following specialized elements are included:

-Aerial Leap
-Flying Squirrel
-Giant Swing and

Please note that zip lines are NOT covered in this course. Successful completion of the course, practical skills assessment, and written test will lead to certification as a Challenge Course Practitioner Level Two - Full. Adventureworks! Associates, Inc. is a Professional Vendor Member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) and our training and certification programs have been accredited by the ACCT.

Course Pre-requisites

-18 years of age
-Previous certification as a Level 1 Challenge Course
-200 documented hours of adventure program delivery experience as a Level 1 Challenge Course Practitioner
-Certification or documented experience with Instructor Access AND all 3 of the core operating systems:
-Spotted (Low),
-Lanyard OR Zip Line OR Rappelling.

An upgrade course is available for people missing 1 or more of these core operating systems.

Willingness and ability to perform all tasks related to ropes course operation including spotting, belaying, climbing on belay, climbing on instructor access to perform set-up / take-down, and performing in-air rescue tasks

Ropes Course Instructor is an advanced level course. Participants are required to complete an application form and portfolio prior to registration being finalized.

To register…

-Download a Challenge Course Portfolio. Blank templates and instructions can be downloaded at -Register for the course. Your registration will not be finalized until you have submitted a completed portfolio.
-Complete the online Advanced Course Application Form found at There is a space to upload your completed Portfolio.
-Wait for approval - we will contact you within 2-3 weeks of your Form submission.

For More Information:

Dan Wolfenden

Director of Operations, Adventureworks! Associates, Inc.