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The Single Pitch Instructor Program is designed to meet the needs of today’s climbing instructors and this course should enable instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting.
From the AMGA Website:
The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Program is the only nationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program by most land managers, insurance companies, other professional associations, and of course the general public.
The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Program has been created to fit in the AMGA Rock Discipline training program, taking off from the AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Program and greatly improving the instructor’s skill sets and integrating into the next level of training: the AMGA Rock Guide Course.
Candidates could be current university personnel that teach climbing, NOLS or OB climbing instructors, Scout Leaders, Summer Camp Professionals or climbers that wish to achieve additional training, experience and certification to gain employment as a Climbing Instructor in any of these settings.
For the purpose of the SPI Program a single pitch climb is one which:
- Is climbed without intermediate belays and presents no difficulties on approach or retreat, such as route finding, scrambling or navigating.
The SPI Assessment is a two-day (16 hour) examination of the skills taught in the SPI Course. Upon successful passing of the assessment, SPI Certification lasts for three years as long as the candidate keeps current AMGA Membership and First Aid Certification.
After three years, current SPI’s can re-take the SPI Assessment to re-gain the SPI certification.
Taking any higher level AMGA Course also re-certifies the SPI certifcation for another three years.