Do I need to Be Certified?
At this point of time, most countries (including USA and Singapore) do not require a practitioner to be certified to any standard for challenge courses. As a company, we encourage more training and not certification. We believe that practitioners who spend time upgrading their skills and knowledge would have no problem being certified.
Certification is a process of validating your skills and knowledge. It is part of your training journey and not the end point. So before you decide to invest your money into certification, think about whether it is necessary. Else it may be better to invest in better and more training.
Is ACCT Certification accepted by MOE Outdoor & Adventure Learning Centres (OALCs)?
Yes. MOE OALCs accept the ACCT Level 1, Level 2 as well as CCM certifications. However, after your certification, you a required to attend a day of orientation conducted by MOE. This is to orientate you to the systems and procedures adopted by MOE at its centres.
We managed to integrate our Basic and Advanced Challenge Course Practitioner training together with the MOE Orientation.
What is/are the difference(s) between OBS Level 1 & 2 Certification and ACCT Certification?
The differences are difficult for us to assess or comment on. We can speak only on behalf of what we are doing.
Our certification is based on the ACCT Standard and we have been accredited by ACCT to conduct the certification. All training and certification must be conducted by a Certified Training & Tester (CTT) under ACCT's requirements and we are subjected to review by ACCT every 3 years.
Our CTTs are required to meet ACCT stipulated QCP requirements. You may click here to find out more about the QCP requirements.