Certification Courses

Learn the skills you need to climb independently in the gym. RCF instructors are expert teachers and we'll help you learn the knot, equipment use and belay skills you need to become certified.

Learn to Belay class

Learning to belay is the first step to using our climbing gym without staff. You'll learn all the belay skills, knots and equipment you need to use our top rope climbing walls

~90 min course, daily courses available.

Ages 13+ welcome.

FREE for RCF Members
$45 per person (day pass and equipment rental included)



Sport Climbing - Learn to Lead

Take the “sharp end” of the rope and learn to lead on our huge sport climbing wall. You’ll learn proper clipping, rope management, lead belay, and falling technique in this two-part advanced climbing/belaying course.

This course consists of (2) two-hour classes in preparation for taking your lead certification test.

Weekly, Tuesday’s & Thursdays

Book your course at the link below, or call (203) 416-5500 to request an alternative schedule.

RATES (Equipment Included)
Private Course (1:1) $150
Member Semi Private (1:2+) $75ea - Recommended
Non Member Semi Private (1:2+) $90ea

We recommend 6+ months top rope experience and proficiency climbing 5.10/V3 terrain.

AMGA Climbing Wall instructor

Over the past several years the AMGA CWI program has become the nations premier training program for climbing wall operators and instructors.

The 20 hour certification course is designed to equip professional instructors with the technical know-how and teaching skills necessary for artificial climbing wall operators. The course is run by Nate McKenzie from Ascent Climbing and hosted by Rock Climb Fairfield.

Full Certification: $325 + AMGA membership fees

Re-Certification: $199 + AMGA membership fees


  • Climbing Gym’s

  • Scout Troop Leaders

  • Schools / University’s

  • Summer Camp Counselors

  • Any professional wall operator


  • AMGA CWI Course Manual

  • Thorough assessment of candidates knowledge, skills and presentation

  • Access to the AMGA professional discount programs

  • 3 year certification w/ successful completion


  • 1 year climbing experience or 20 climbing outings in the past 12 months

  • Must be 16 years to participate and 18 years for certification