Site Specific Training Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does the training cost?

The Training Service Fee is $900-$1100 per trainer per day. The service fee does not include travel expenses

Q:  What are the other expenses that I should expect from training?

The following is a breakdown of potential travel expenses.  We invoice these expenses exactly as they are incurred.  We do everything we can to keep these costs reasonable. Driving:  mileage - national rate of 58 cents per mile, rental car and gas, road tolls; Flights - plane ticket, baggage fees, airport parking; Meals - $46.00 per day per trainer; lodging - billed exactly as incurred ($120 is a figure often used to estimate rates; Int’l travel - visa expenses, etc.  **Travel expenses may be offset if client provides reasonable accommodations that meet the trainers needs (i.e. lodging, meals, transportation, etc.) Travel labor is approximately $400 for a full day of travel and $200 for half a day of travel.

Q:  How many participants can we have at the training?

The maximum ratio is 6-12 participants per 1 trainer and is dependent on site-specific consideration. **Certification training requires an additional 1 day of testing for every 6 participants testing out**

Q: Do you train on courses that Challenge Towers did not build?

We do train on courses that Challenge Towers did not build.  The course would need to meet the most recent ACCT standards, and have been inspected by a certified challenge course inspector.  Inspection documentation is required along with a site visit prior to the approval of training. 

Q: Can you certify our staff to be trainers?

There is currently no such certification backed by ACCT that certifies others to train.  According to the Training Standards in the ANSI/ACCT 3-2019 Standards, only a Qualified Person can deliver training.  A Qualified Person is an individual who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing;  or who by possession of extensive knowledge, training and or experience in the subject field; has successfully demonstrated ability in design, analysis, evaluation, installation, inspection, specification or training in the subject work, project or product, to the extent established by this standard.

Q: What is the difference between a certification and a non-cert training?

A certification track training means that after the initial training is complete, there is a written and practical test in order to verify skills.  Only a Professional Vendor Member, accredited by ACCT, can conduct practitioner certifications.  A non-certification training usually means a site-specific training that is customized to specific operating procedures and equipment that can vary from site to site. 

Q: Am I required to have my staff certified?

Whether or not your jurisdiction requires adherence to a specific industry standard, park operators and staff should be educated on their particular courses.  State to state regulations, be it OSHA, ANSI, ACA, and/or your insurance provider will deem what kind of training is required. 

Q: How long does certification last?

A Level 1 practitioner certification lasts for 1 year.  A Level 2 practitioner certification lasts for 3 years.  A Challenge Course Manager certification lasts for 5 years.


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