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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.


·         Download the Consensus Group Roster

·         Download the Board of Directors Roster

·         Download the Standards Development Committee Roster

·         Download ACCT's Procedures for Organization, Development, and Maintenance of the ACCT's Proposed Draft American National Standard


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.


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