ACCT Newsletter 2023-09-21

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ACCT will be offering a virtual Operation Reviewer training on October 25th, 2023.

If you want to become an ACCT Approved Operation Reviewer, this is your chance!

Please check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements. (


Becoming an Approved Operation Reviewer is a two-step process

Step 1: You must complete the application and submit your Certificate of Insurance and your most up-to-date Portfolio. As a part of this process, you will also be asked to list three professional references that will be contacted to speak on your behalf. 

Step 2: Once everything has been reviewed, you will receive an approved application email with the information to register for the training. You must attend the whole training to complete the approval process.

Program Fees: The application fee for this program is $125 USD, due at the time of application. All required forms, documentation, and the application fee must be received for an application to be considered complete. 

The fee to participate in the Operation Reviewer training is $200 USD. Upon receipt of your training fees, you will receive the training and study materials, so it is important that this fee is paid in a timely fashion. 

Due Date: Applications must be submitted by October 13th to be considered for this training. Any applications received after October 13th will be shifted to the next training opportunity.

Please reach out to Heather Brooks, ACCT Program Manager, if you have any questions.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will host two live virtual Q&A sessions to answer questions that people may have about ATCP 78 that makes changes related to both HIGH and LOW element rope/challenge courses located at recreational and educational camps (often called Summer Camps, but may include other types of locations) in Wisconsin.

ATCP also included other topic areas not related to challenge courses and those areas will also be discussed at the session.

A recording of the Q&A session held 9/19 can be found here
(relevant info at 4:1514.52, and 1:10:54

An additional Q&A session is being hosted October 24, 9-10:30 am (CDT) for those interested.

The ATCP 78 changes include things like:
  • Requirements for High and low element challenge course: written evidence of a third-party inspection within past 24 months
  • “Specialized program activity” and “trained adult” requirements and definitions.
The entire ATCP78 document is available here:
Of interest is ATCP 78.26(3) on page 608-15

More information can by found on these recorded webinars conducted by DATCP -
and also here:

Register for the Q&A session(s) directly with DATCP at:
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