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ACCT Soliciting Members for The ACCT Consensus Group

Monday, December 9, 2019  

The Association for Challenge Course Technology is seeking applications for the ACCT Consensus Group. All materially affected persons are encouraged to complete and submit the application. The application period will be open until January 29, 2020. Applications must be forwarded via email to standardsmanagement@acctinfo.org. Applications are available on the ACCT website at https://www.acctinfo.org/?ANSIASD. Questions about the 15 member Consensus Group should be addressed to Scott Andrews, Policy Director at scott.andrews@acctinfo.org.

The ACCT Consensus Group is made up of 15 members of the challenge course and zip line community who are materially affected by the ANSI/ACCT 03-2019 Standards. The Consensus Group must maintain balance between those members representing vendors, users and general industry interest. All members of the community who have an interest or are affected by standards are encouraged to apply.

The ACCT Standards address the design, installation, and performance of challenge courses, zip lines, adventure parks and the operation and staff training for those sites.

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.


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