The personal development of our employees is very important to us. We encourage constant dialog between our employees. We promote lifelong learning and the exchange of knowledge. We offer our employees trainings and a path towards certification, collaboration and networking opportunities, mentoring and coaching, as well as opportunities to develop capabilities through on-the-job challenges. We encourage all of our employees to improve their skills and maximize their potential.
Our aim is to maintain an outstanding working culture and environment that inspires our employees today and in the future. We’re a family and that means we not only work together and play together, we support one another.
At Adventura, women and men are equally appreciated and encouraged to develop as humans. Our processes are gender-neutral and we actively work to enable a healthy balance of career and personal life.
Certification is the indication that a particular individual has met a certain set of criteria at a given time. ACCT has developed certification standards in order to define certification in the challenge course industry, to the benefit of both the individual holding the certification and the employer looking to assess an applicant’s skills. Certification is the testing and skills verification piece that follows a training.
The Practitioner Certification standards were first published in an addendum to the ACCT standards in June 2007. The standards outline the requirements for Level I, Level II and Challenge Course Manager certification, with tracks of Full Certification, High Course only, Spotted Elements only, and Site/System Specific Certification. They also outline the requirements for practitioner competencies related to the operations standards in every type of certification.
Part of the requirement is a portfolio outlining all of the different kinds of experience that a practitioner has acquired over the years. ACCT has developed a sample portfolio as an excel spreadsheet, if you choose to use it. The spreadsheet has a number of pages, each relating to a different kind of experience and/or education. To download the portfolio, click here.
Certification is intended to be transferable to different courses, with the exception of the Site Specific certification. An individuals’ certificate will also outline any specialty elements on which they have been trained, such as a zip line or climbing tower. Certification does not replace good hiring practices, but complements them.
The certification itself is issued by a challenge course vendor, not ACCT. Certifications from ACCT Professional Vendor Members will indicate that they have been accredited to issue certifications or not.