CWI Provider Certification Course - Boston

Friday, August 12, 2022
to Tuesday, August 23, 2022
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16 Seats Remaining
16 Seats Remaining
Category: Certification
This course will be delivered in a hybrid format with online discussion and one day of in-person assessment at MetroRock in Boston, Massachusetts. The course will require you to review instruction material online, take a virtual written review, join two online discussion groups with the other course participants, and attend the in-person assessment on August 23, 2022. 

If you are a new CWI Provider or a Provider who has lapsed for more than 1 year this course is for you. If you are unsure of your status contact us at online training will occur the week prior to meeting in person including two separate 2 hour Zoom meeting and a written test.The in person training will be a full 8 hour day at MetroRock Everett in Boston, MA. After completing all online materials and the in-person assessment, certificates will be provided as PDFs by email.

Make sure that you meet all of the prerequisites listed below before enrolling. Failure to meet any of the prerequisites will prevent you from receiving a certification. After enrolling in this course you will be given access to the CWI student manual, CWI Policy documents, and the online course webpage.

The course will open on August 12 and close on August 23rd. Certificates will be provided as PDFs by email following successful completion of the course.

Key Dates

*There are no grace periods given for the below due dates

  1. August 12th, 2022: Application materials uploaded
  2. August 15, 2022: Course Orientation

    10:00 a.m. -- 10:15 a.m. | Zoom Link Provided

  3. August 16, 2022: Self Directed Learning Due

    Online learning must be completed by end of the day. There is a written review you must complete.

  4. August 17 & 19th, 2022: Mandatory Group Discussion

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MT | All virtual

  5. August 23, 2022: On-Location Assessment

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET | MetroRock Everett (MA)


  • Current membership in the CWA (provider or provider’s employer).
  • 21 years of age.
  • Current first aid and CPR (for example, American Red Cross Basic - 5.5 to 6.5 hours, or equivalent).
  • A résumé or other document showing a minimum of 200 hours of work experience as a climbing instructor, showing expertise in indoor climbing settings.
  • Current CWA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor.*
  • Two non-related professional references, including contact information and phone number.
  • A signed agreement and attestation on file.
  • Proof of insurance

NOTE: *If the candidate is not a current CWA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor, the candidate may complete an alternative qualification procedure documenting that the candidate meets the requirements of becoming a provider but showing a minimum of 400 hours of work experience as a climbing instructor. Exceptional and wide-ranging indoor climbing teaching experience, prior experience as an instructor or guide, or other certification will be considered as evidence of qualification. Completion of a provider training course may or may not be required as part of the alternative qualification procedure.

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16 Seats Remaining
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First Online Discussion Date and Time: August 17, 2022 | 10:00 am MT

Second Online Discussion Date and Time: August 19, 2022 | 10:00 am MT

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Garnet Moore

Garnet Moore

Director of Standards and Regulatory Affairs, Climbing Wall Association

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