Ziplining can be dangerous if the zipline guide is ill-prepared, inexperienced, or lacking the proper certifications. Safety is our top concern at Empower Adventures. That’s why zipline guides must complete their certifications to take guests out on the zipline course for a fun day of adventure. These certifications cover several areas, such as challenge courses, ropes courses, and safety certifications. In today’s blog, Empower Adventures Tampa looks at three different certifications you need to become a zipline guide.
Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)
Level 1 and Level 2 Practitioner Certification
The most basic level of certification you need to become a zipline guide is Level 1 and Level 2 Practitioner Certification from ACCT. These certification courses will challenge your skills on high courses, spotted elements, and site/system specifics, allowing you to become well-versed in multiple aspects of ziplining. There are different curriculums for the Level 1 and Level 2 Practitioner Certifications, building wide-ranging skills for future zipline guides.
Certified Challenge Course Manager
If you want to manage a zipline course or program, you need to learn all of the ins-and-outs of the sport. The Certified Challenge Course Manager certification must be completed after Level 1 and Level 2 Practitioner Certifications have been awarded. Before applying to be a Certified Challenge Course Manager, the applicant must complete 14 days of training and 200 program days of challenge course facilitation experience. This certification lasts for five years, so it will need to be renewed to continue as operating manager of any style challenge course.
Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA)
ANSI/PRCA American National Safety Standard
Another highly accredited organization that certifies zipline guides is the Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA). The ANSI/PCRA American National Safety Standard not only focuses on your safety as an instructor, but it also emphasizes the safety of the riders. Through this course, you will learn about every piece of zipline equipment and the safety aspects of each. This certification is meant for challenge courses, zipline tours, and aerial adventure parks to promote the overall safety of the sport.
Enjoy the Ride at Empower Adventures Tampa
Empower Adventures Tampa is excited to host you at our five-star zipline course in Oldsmar, Florida! This zipline course consists of over 3,000 feet of zipline — more than half a mile of thrilling excitement! Empower Adventures also offers highly acclaimed Moonlight Canopy Tours, an Aerial Adventure Park, and a new Paddleboard Adventure through the Upper Tampa Bay area. Empower Adventures Tampa wants to help you enjoy unforgettable fun, so contact us today or book now!