CWI Virtual Course - Aug 2024

CWI Level 1 through 3 Certification Virtual Course


Wednesday, April 24, 2024
at
12:00 AM (MDT)
to Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 3:00 AM (MDT)
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Category: Certification

All courses will be delivered 100% online.

The CWI program builds its content over time so you will go through each level to earn your desired level of certification:

CWI Level 1

CWI Level 2

CWI Level 3

When you register, you can select these courses individually or enroll in a bundled course that will guide you through the full certification process.

Course descriptions:
  • Level 1 - Basic risk management and client experience when monitoring climbing activities, particularly in bouldering activities.
  • Level 2 - Risk management when supervising and offering instruction and orientations for climbers new to roped climbing.
  • Level 3 - Risk management and coaching when offering more advanced roped climbing instruction.
Before enrolling:
Check the prerequisites required for the level of certification for which you wish to be assessed. These are listed on the right. Ensure you can submit the required videos for the certification you are pursuing.
Video requirements
Level 1 videos:
1) Bouldering falling technique (1 min)
2) Offering a bouldering orientation (5-8 min)
Level 2 videos:
1) Top rope climbing minimum 24 feet high, taking a fall (2-3 min)
2) Top rope belaying a climber with a passive, catching a fall (3-4 min)
3) Top rope belaying a climber with an assisted braking device (3-4 min)
4) Teaching a top rope skill to a participant (5-8 min)
Level 3 videos:
1) Lead climbing minimum 24 feet high, taking a fall (2-3 min)
2) Lead belaying a climber a minimum of 24 feet with a passive device and catching a fall (3-4 min)
3) Lead belaying a climber a minimum of 24 feet with an assisted braking device (3-4 min)
4) Teaching a lead skill to a participant (5-8 min)

REFUND POLICY
  • Refund request 30 days in advance of the start date, 95% of total course cost is given.
  • Refund request 14 days in advance of the start date, 75% of the total course cost is given.
  • Refund requests within 14 days of the start date, are reviewed and at the discretion of the organization.
  • Once you start the online course, a refund is no longer an option.
Refund requests are directed to certification@cwapro.org
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REQUIRED VIRTUAL CALLS & DEADLINES
  • Tue, Jul 30: Online Course opens
  • Mandatory course virtual classroom meetings:
    • Tue, Aug 20: 10 am - 12 pm MT*
    • Thu, Aug 22: 10 am - 12 pm MT
    • Tue, Aug 27: 10 am - 12 pm MT
  • Tue, Aug 20: Content completed
  • Tue, Aug 27: Video uploads due
  • Aug 28 to Sep 10: Individual Exit interviews scheduled.

*CWI Level 1 only need attend the first mandatory course date. All other registrants must attend all 3 virtual calls.

PREREQUISITES*

If you have no prior certification experience, you must start at CWI Level 1.

CWI Level 1

  • 16 years of age or older for CWI Level 1 only
  • Ability to climb

CWI Level 2

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • 20 top rope climbing outings
  • Ability to top rope climb 5.8 and belay with an assistant braking and passive belay device
  • Enrolled in or completed CWA CWI Level 1 Certification

CWI Level 3

  • 18 years of age or older
  • 40 lead climbing outings
  • Ability to lead climb 5.9 and lead belay with an assistant braking and passive belay device
  • Enrolled in or completed CWA CWI Level 2 Certification 

For More Information:

Heather Reynolds

Heather Reynolds

Climbing Wall Association

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(720)683-6645