Training & Certification

At WingSpeed Adventures, we believe that well-trained staff members are essential to the success of any adventure program. Not only must staff members know how to use program elements and equipment properly, but they must know how to provide participants with a comprehensive and fun adventure experience that is unique to their needs and goals.

Our programs and training workshops are comprehensive, creative, hands-on, and fun. We are experienced in all aspects of adventure education. We take the time to talk to you about your programming requirements and customize programs to meet your needs. We’ve also got years of direct service experience to successfully bring your ideas to life. Our quality programming will help you facilitate positive change within your organization.

WingSpeed Adventures is an accredited member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) and our training programs meet or exceed all industry standards. We are experienced in all aspects of adventure education training and certification.

Training Programs

Our staff training programs are custom designed to meet your specific needs and challenges. We offer basic, advanced, and refresher training in technical skills, facilitation skills, safety and rescue skills, and program management concerns. Our workshops are comprehensive, hands-on, and fun. We train your staff on the very equipment they will use in their programs and teach them how to get the most from every element and every activity!

WingSpeed staff training can be 1 to 3 days depending on the size of your ropes course program. Our trainers work directly with your staff to answer questions, apply practical skills, and share knowledge and experience to support you staff’s ability to provide a high quality program for your organization.

Staff training can include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Program Concerns
  • Warm-up Activities
  • Group Games
  • Trust, Communication & Problem-Solving Activities
  • Low, High, and Universal Challenge Course Elements
  • Climbing Walls
  • Set Up & Take Down
  • Belay Techniques
  • Basic & Advance Knots
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Safety and Rescue Technique

This training does not provide certification- trainings are site specific and only valid for the course on which staff members are trained. If you wish to be certified in adventure programming, you must complete certification training.

Training at Take Flight Adventure Park

WingSpeed Adventures also offers training and conference/corporate programs at Take Flight Aerial Adventure Park in Kittery, Maine. Owned by the same owners as WingSpeed Adventures, Take Flight’s adventure challenge course has more than 65 activities and elements which can be combined with their low challenge course programming or two different adventure zip line tours. Take Flight customizes each program to include activities that fit your goals and objective. For more information, visit TakeFlightAdv.com.

Open Enrollment

WingSpeed Adventure will be offering an open enrollment training dates. For more information contact us at 603-547-8822 or Wngspdadv@aol.com.

 

Training Certification

WingSpeed Adventures is accredited to offer certification in Level I and Level II training through ACCT in compliance with standards from the ACCT/American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Level I Training (General Training)

To achieve Level I certification, you must complete 40-hours of curriculum instruction and pass a written and practical exam covering the following areas:

  • Word knowledge; the ability to read and understand instructions
  • Basic mathematical calculations
  • Perceptual abilities
  • General mechanical comprehension
  • General science principles
  • Measurement conversions; US to Metric, fractions to whole numbers, etc.
  • Basic tools and workshop knowledge
  • Bracing and guying
  • Wire rope and terminations
  • Fasteners; types, grades
  • Basic comprehension of working load limits and material strength assurance
  • Participant programming equipment and staff fall protection equipment
  • Non-Destructive testing
  • ACCT/ANSI Standards
  • Applicable safety codes and generic standards (OSHA, TSSA, etc.)
  • Generally accepted industry practices
  • Current ACCT/ANSI published inspection practices/procedures
  • Forms and other documentation
  • Incident Review

Individuals who can document significant practical experience in adventure education may “Challenge In” and replace the 40-hours of training.

Level II Training (Specialized Training)

Level II training involves more specialized and advanced technical, facilitation, and management instruction. To achieve Level II certification, you must be Level I certified and pass a written and practical exam covering the following areas:

  • ASTM Standards
  • Welding symbol identification
  • Non-destructive testing types
  • Fastener identification
  • Common mechanical systems
  • Wire rope
  • Blueprint symbols
  • Electrical symbols
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Hydraulic systems

Individuals who have documented Level I certification and can demonstrate significant practical experience in adventure education may “Challenge In” for Level II certification.

 

 

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