Get Certified: AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Course

Since 2007 the AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor course has been the premier source of professional climbing instructor training and certification in the U.S.

This 20 hour course helps climbers professionalize their passion for climbing through the practice of teaching climbing and risk management skills as a very high standard. Course work focusses on teaching skills, belaying, emergency procedures, coaching movement and climbing technique, bouldering, lead climbing, top rope climbing and auto belays.

If you enjoy teaching climbing and envision working in a climbing gym or facility that offers climbing on artificial walls this certification is for you.

Next Course at Rock Climb Fairfield

April 28-30, 2017 (20 hours)

Friday, 4/28 | 5pm-9pm
Saturday, 4/29 | 9am-5pm
Sunday, 4/30 | 9am-5pm

Course Provider

Nate McKenzie of Ascent Climbing


  • 1 year climbing experience or 20 climbing outings in the past 12 months
  • Must be 16 years to participate and 18 years for certification
  • For Lead Certification (optional): Must comfortably climb top rope 5.9 and lead 5.8 at time of course
  • For Top Rope Certification: Must comfortably climb 5.7 at time of course