Membership Information

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ACCT is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association. A membership with ACCT is vital in keeping the association financially sustainable, relevant, and influential as the chief advocate for the challenge course industry. Our diverse global membership is comprised of owners, operators, builders, installers, college educators, camp directors, practitioners, students, researchers, and other stakeholders. Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to stay informed, expand their knowledge, connect with other members, and network with industry leaders!

Have questions? Contact us or call the ACCT Business Office at +1 303.827.2432



 

Business to Business (B2B)

Examples: Vendors, Suppliers, Manufacturers
An organization
or company that provides services or products to operators, vendors, or manufacturers.

Common services offered by Vendors include but are not limited to design, installation, inspection, training and certification, operational reviews, engineering and business consulting. Many vendors also provide products direct to operators, and on occasion, direct to consumers.

Vendor / B2B Members receive the benefit of being allowed to register employees to receive benefits. Each registered person must be legally employed by the member organization and listed on payroll. Volunteers and contract employees are not included.
 

The following benefits extend to five (5) registered employees of the organization

  • Member-only access to the latest digital edition of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • On-going access to periodic revisions to the ANSI/ACCT Standards with an active membership.
  • Discounted member pricing on print copies of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • Member-only access to all of the content and resources of ACCT Academy such as webinars, tutorials, technical notices, white papers, research and more.Receive digital copies of ACCT publications via your member profile.
  • Discounted registration fees to the ACCT annual conference.
  • Discounts with other organizations or companies that ACCT has agreements with.
  • Listing in ACCT’s online Member Directory.
  • Equipment recall notifications and safety advisories emailed directly to you.
  • Eligibility to join ACCT volunteer groups to help shape the future of the industry.
  • Additional individuals may be added to the organization’s membership roster at a a cost of $50 per additional member.
     

The following organizational benefits apply

  • Eligibility to post employment opportunities on ACCT Job Board at a discounted member price.
  • Eligibility to submit industry related events for posting to ACCT social media.
  • Eligible for non-profit discount with proof of non-profit status.
  • Auto Renewal.

 

The organization is permitted one vote for Board Members in the General Membership Category

Commercial Operator: $440.00/year
Non-Profit: $325.00/year

*To qualify for non-profit pricing, the member organization must submit proof that their entity is a legally registered non-profit in their jurisdiction. Proof shall include a letter or certificate of non-profit status from the recognized jurisdictional taxing authority and must be on-file at the ACCT office by e-mailing membership@acctinfo.org.

Membership includes 5 seats. Additional individuals may be added to the organization’s membership roster at an additional cost of $50 per additional member. Administrative accounts (Billing, Management, Primary Contact) do not need to use a seat.

Join as Business to Business (B2B)

Business to Client (B2C) Service Provider

Examples: Operator, Programmer
An organization or company offering challenge course programs or services direct to the public at a specific site or location.

Most B2C operators manage challenge courses that may include but are not limited to low elements, high elements, climbing walls, ziplines, canopy tours, aerial adventure parks, or provide experience-based training and development to end users. Their offerings may be further described as educational, developmental, therapeutic, or recreational in nature.

Memberships for Operator / B2C Members are on a per-site basis. Organizations that operate multiple sites or locations may require more than one membership. Please contact the ACCT Business Office for more details.

Operator / B2C Members receive the benefit of being allowed to register employees to receive benefits. Each registered person must be legally employed by the member organization and listed on payroll. Contract employees and volunteers are not included.
 

The following benefits extend to five (5) registered employees of the organization

  • Member-only access to the latest digital edition of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • On-going access to periodic revisions to the ANSI/ACCT Standards with an active membership.
  • Discounted member pricing on print copies of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • Member-only access to all of the content and resources of ACCT Academy such as webinars, tutorials, technical notices, white papers, research and more.
  • Receive digital copies of ACCT Publications via your member profile.
  • Discounted registration fees for the ACCT annual conference.
  • Discounts with other organizations or companies that ACCT has agreements with.
  • Listing in ACCT’s online Member Directory.
  • Equipment recall notifications and safety advisories emailed directly to you.
  • Additional individuals may be added to the organization’s membership roster at a  cost of $50 per additional member.

The following organizational benefits apply

  • Eligibility to post employment opportunities on ACCT Job Board at a discounted member price.
  • Eligibility to submit industry related events for posting to ACCT social media.
  • Eligibility to apply for Operation Accreditation after one year of membership.
  • Eligibility to apply for licensed use of the ACCT Member Logo in your print and online advertising.
  • Eligible for non-profit discount with proof of non-profit status.
  • Auto Renewal. 

 

The organization is permitted one (1) vote for Board Members in the General Membership Category
 

ACCREDITATION ELIGIBILITY & BENEFITS

  • OPERATION ACCREDITATION 

    An ACCT Accredited Operator is a company which has successfully completed the Accreditation Application, including the Accreditation process. The process includes a review by qualified parties which determines an applicant’s adherence to ACCT Accreditation Policies and Procedures and its  commitment to ACCT Standards. Successful completion of this process distinguishes an Accredited Operator from other challenge course programs and operations, identifying the Accredited Operator as having been found to be highly experienced and competent.

    BENEFITS:

    • All the benefits of Operator / B2C Member listed above.
    • Participation in an industry recognized accreditation review process.
    • Listing on ACCT Website.
    • Accredited member pricing for exhibiting at the ACCT annual conference.
    • Licensed use of the ACCT Accredited Operator Logo in your print and online advertising.

Commercial Operator: $440.00/year
Non-Profit: $325.00/year

*To qualify for non-profit pricing, the member organization must submit proof that their entity is a legally registered non-profit in their jurisdiction. Proof shall include a letter or certificate of non-profit status from the recognized jurisdictional taxing authority and must be on-file at the ACCT office by emailing membership@acctinfo.org.

Membership includes five seats. Additional individuals may be added to the organization’s membership roster at an additional cost of $50 per additional member. Administrative accounts (Billing, Management, Primary Contact) do not need to use a seat.

Join as Business to Client (B2C) Service Provider

Industry Stakeholder/Affiliate Member

Any organization or entity that has an interest in the Challenge Course market.

Included in this category are organizations that are involved in standard setting, regulation and policy making, other trade associations, law firms, supplemental service providers, and amusement park operators that do not provide Challenge Course services.

Stakeholder / Affiliate Members receive the benefit of being allowed to register associates which may be employees, volunteers or business associates working at the same organization. Each registered person must an employee, business partner, volunteer or member of the organization.

The following benefits extend to four (4) registered employees of the organization.

  • Member-only access to the latest digital edition of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • On-going access to periodic revisions to the ANSI/ACCT Standards with an active membership.
  • Discounted member pricing on print copies of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • Member-only access to all of the content and resources of ACCT Academy such as webinars, tutorials, technical notices, white papers, research and more.
  • Receive digital copies of ACCT publications via your member profile.
  • Discounted registration fees to the ACCT annual conference.
  • Discounts with other organizations or companies that ACCT has agreements with.
  • Listing in ACCT’s online Member Directory.
  • Equipment recall notifications and safety advisories emailed directly to you.
  • Eligibility to join ACCT volunteer groups to help shape the future of the industry.
  • Additional individuals may be added to the organization’s membership roster at a cost of $50 per additional member
     

The following organizational benefits apply:

  • Eligibility to post employment opportunities on ACCT Job Board at a discounted member price.
  • Eligibility to submit industry related events for posting to ACCT social media.
  • Auto Renewal 

 

The organization is permitted one (1) vote for Board Members in the General Membership Category

Stakeholder / Affiliate: $330.00/year

Membership includes 4 seats. Additional individuals may be added to the organization’s membership roster at an additional cost of $50 per additional member. Administrative accounts (Billing, Management, Primary Contact) do not need to use a seat.

Join as Industry Stakeholder/Affiliate Member

Individual Member

Individual memberships are limited to one person. Individual members cannot be associated with any type of organization eligible for a B2C, B2B, or Industry Stakeholder membership unless that organization’s challenge course services, programs, and products are ancillary to the organization’s purpose and represent less than 15% of the organization’s annual revenue.

Examples of individual memberships may include, but are not limited to: a lawyer, engineer, facilitator/trainer/builder defined as an independent contractor, or any individual with an active interest in the industry.

Individual: $95.00/year

The following individual benefits apply

  • Member-only access to the latest digital edition of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • On-going access to periodic revisions to the ANSI/ACCT Standards with an active membership.
  • Discounted member pricing on print copies of the ANSI/ACCT Standards.
  • Member-only access to all of the content and resources of ACCT Academy such as webinars, tutorials, technical notices, white papers, research and more.
  • Receive digital copies of ACCT publications via your member profile.
  • Discounted registration for the ACCT annual conference, subject to level (individual/student/retired)
  • Discounts with other organizations or companies that ACCT has agreements with.
  • Equipment recall and safety notifications emailed directly to you.
  • Eligibility to join ACCT volunteer groups to help shape the future of the industry.
  • Listing in ACCT’s online Member Directory.
  • Auto Renewal

 

The member is permitted one (1) vote for Board Members in the General Membership Category

Join as Individual Member

Senior Member

Senior memberships are limited to one person. Senior members cannot be associated with any type of organizational membership such as a B2C or B2B membership.

Examples of individual memberships may include, but are not limited to: any interested individual who is not directly affiliated with or employed by a company that delivers challenge course programming or provides services to the marketplace, i.e., a practitioner, lawyer, engineer, contract facilitator/trainer/builder defined as an independent contractor, retired person or any individual with an active interest in the industry.

Senior: $65.00/year

*To qualify for senior pricing, the member must be 65 years of age or older.

Join as Senior Member

Student Member

Student memberships are limited to one person. Student members cannot be associated with any type of organizational membership such as a B2C or B2B membership.

Examples of individual memberships may include, but are not limited to: students.

Students: $65.00/year

*To qualify for student pricing, the member must be enrolled, full-time in a secondary, undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate program. Full-time shall be defined as 12 or more credits per annum for undergraduate studies and 16 or more credits per annum for graduate or post-graduate studies.

Join as Student Member