CWI Provider Certification Course - California

Monday, November 14, 2022
to Thursday, December 1, 2022
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9 Seats Remaining
9 Seats Remaining
Category: Certification
This course will be delivered in a hybrid format with online discussion and one day of in-person assessment at Sender One in Los Angeles. The course will require you to review instruction material online, take a virtual written review, join three online discussion groups with the other course participants, and attend the in-person assessment on December 1, 2022. 

This course is for certified CWI Lead Instructors or a Provider who has lapsed for more than one year. If you are unsure of your status contact us at

All online training will occur the week prior to meeting in person including 3 separate 2-hour Zoom meetings and a written test. The in-person training will be a full 9-hour day at Sender One in Los Angeles, California. 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 certification. You will use the CWI student manual, CWI policy documents, and the online course webpage to complete this course.


  • 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 with a lead endorsement.
  • Two non-related professional references, including contact information and phone number.
  • A signed agreement and attestation on file.
  • Proof of insurance

NOTE: *If you can not meet all of these prerequisites you may still be eligible to become a provider. Please contact to review your specific situation.

Key Dates

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

  1. November 14, 2022: Application materials uploaded
  2. November 14, 2022: Self-Directed Learning Due

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

  3. November 14, 21, & 28th, 2022: Mandatory Group Discussion

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

  4. December 1, 2022: On-Location Assessment

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT | Sender One LAX

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9 Seats Remaining
9 Seats Remaining

First Online Discussion Date and Time: November 14, 2022 | 10:00 am MT

Second Online Discussion Date and Time: November 21, 2022 | 10:00 am MT

Third Online Discussion Date and Time: November 28, 2022 | 10:00 am MT

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Garnet Moore

Garnet Moore

Executive Director, Climbing Wall Association

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