Your Path to Professional Certification
Recognizing that knowledge and skills acquired from a variety of sources should be encouraged and rewarded.
There is no shortage of certification schemes for canyon guides offered by various organizations around the world. Some are quite good, but most expect an aspiring guide to complete a series of courses only with that organization.
There is nothing wrong with that, except that the best guides typically acquire their knowledge and skills from a variety of sources, both formal and informal.
Teaching canyoneering skills to others involves more than technical competence. Effective instructors must be good communicators who use an array of teaching strategies to accommodate students’ learning styles. Instructor Development Courses for Instructor/Evaluator certification are available as an add-on for CGI certified guides, Level 2 and higher.
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During the few years that I have spent as a canyoneering instructor, I have been able to gather some observations regarding teaching how to tie knots:
Matthew is working professionally guiding canyons in British Columbia Canada. Under the mentorship of Guillaume Coupier (CGI Level 3 Pro Guide), Matthew is helping to