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ACCT Challenge Course Practitioner Certification

ACCT PVM

Pivotal Learning is the FIRST and ONLY ACCT PVM for Training and Certification in South East Asia. We offer a rigorous, professional and enjoyable certification process based on ACCT Standard. It is important to understand that Training and Certification are separated. It means you may not be trained by Pivotal Learning and can be certified by Pivotal Learning. At the same time, Pivotal Learning can only certified practitioners with content in our curriculum that meets ACCT Standard.

Tracks & System

The Practitioner Standard was crafted to meet the operators of challenge courses needs. Thus, the certification provides different levels and tracks for different operators needs.
For example, a camp operator may have only Low Element, thus the operator may choose Spotted Only Certification instead of Full Certification. Similarly, an operator who has a site that has Low, High and Specialty Elements may prefer a FULL Track with Specialty Element Certifications.

This Section provide details explanation of Tracks & Systems.

Tracks

Site / System Specific track shall be valid only for the course on which the training takes place and is only transferable to a duplicate system at other locations.

Spotted Activitiestrack shall be transferable to other courses for spotted activities only.

High Activitiestrack shall be transferable to other courses for high elements and canopy zip line tours

Full Certificationtrack shall be transferable to other courses only for the operating systems for which the individual is certified.

Systems

Systems refer to type of belay systems and Specialty Elements. Currently, we are able to certify the following systems:

  • Dynamic Belay System (Belay Team, Team Belay, Ground Belay Cable, JRD, M-Belay)
  • Static Belay System
  • Smart Static Belay System (SMART Belay, SmartSnap)
  • Continuous Belay System

Specialty Elements such as:
  • Challenge / Pamper Pole
  • Zip Line
  • Abseiling / Rappelling
  • Giant Swing

Levels Of Certification

ACCT L1 Challenge Course Practitioner Certification

Level 1 Certification

This is meant for new practitioner.



Level 1 certified practitioner shall possess all staff competencies listed in Section C of the Operation Standard including core, technical and facilitation competencies. A Practitioner Level I can apply competencies to routine, familiar program delivery situations under supervision and with support from more experienced and knowledgeable staff.


Certification Assessment:

  • 90 min of written test, min passing score 80%.
  • Additional 20 min written test for each Speciality Element, Pass / Fail  
  • 1 day of Skill assessment inclusive of Specialty Elements.


ACCT L2 Challenge Course Practitioner Certification

Level 2 Certification

This is meant for practitioner who have experience and ready to take on leadership role.


Level II certified practitioner shall possess all staff competencies listed in Section C of the Operation Standard including core, technical and facilitation competencies. A Practitioner Level II shall have knowledge and skills to solve most non-routine situations and provide leadership to less experienced and less knowledgeable staff.


Certification Assessment:

  • 120 min of written test, min passing score 80%.
  • Additional 20 min written test for each Speciality Element, Pass / Fail  
  • 1 day of Skill assessment inclusive of Specialty Elements.
Challenge Course Manager

Challenge Course Manager (CCM)

This is meant for course owner or centre manager who are experienced and have administrative experience. 


The Course Manager candidate shall possess all staff competencies listed in Section C of the Operation Standard including core, technical and facilitation competencies, plus substantial operational experience. A Course Manager shall have the knowledge and skills to implement the operations management competencies in Section B of the Operation Standard    


Certification Assessment:

  • 120 min of written test, min passing score 80%.
  • 1 hour of skill assessment.

Level 1 Certification Pre-requisite

Age: 18 years old

Prior Work Experience: None



Training Hours:

  • Site-Specific: min 8 hours
  • Spotted Activities Only: min 20 hours
  • High Activities Only: min 20 hours
  • Full Certification: min 40 hours 






Certification Duration: 1 year 

Recertification

50 hours of documented work experience in previous year and RETEST

OR

16 hours additional hours of training and RETEST    



Level 2 Certification Pre-requisite

Age: 18 years old

Prior Work Experience: 200 hours of direct program delivery, preparation and design.


Training Hours:

  • Site-Specific: 16 additional hours of L2 curriculum, total of 24 hours
  • Spotted Activities Only: 24 additional hours of L2 curriculum, total of 44 hours
  • High Activities Only: 24 additional hours of L2 curriculum, total of 44 hours
  • Full Certification: 40 additional hours of L2 curriculum, total of 80 hours 

Certification Duration: 3 year 

Recertification

150 hours of documented work experience, 24 hours of additional training within 3 previous years and RETEST

OR

Retake initial training hours and RETEST

 

CCM Certification Pre-requisite

Age: 21 years old

Prior Work Experience: 500 hours including direct program delivery, preparation and administrative work.


Training Hours:

  • Site-Specific: 30 additional hours of CCM curriculum, total 54 hours
  • Spotted Activities Only: 30 additional hours of CCM curriculum, total of 74 hours
  • High Activities Only: 30 additional hours of CCM curriculum, total of 74 hours
  • Full Certification: 30 additional hours of CCM curriculum, total of 120 hours 

Certification Duration: 5 year 

Recertification

300 hours of documented work experience including program delivery or operational experience such as in-house training, staff briefing, manual development, skill verification and site review. Also inclusive of 30 hours of additional training within 5 previous years and RETEST.

OR

Take 30 hours of training of which 16 hours must be Course Manager Training and RETEST.

Note: A CM recertification does not require to maintain a Level 2 Practitioner Certification