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Single Pitch Instructor Program


Get certified as a single pitch instructor

The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting.

The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States. It was developed to fit in the AMGA Rock program.


  • It significantly improves the instructor’s skill sets and integrates into the next level of training, the AMGA Rock Guide Course.
  • The program is for current, active rock climbers who have a real desire to teach rock climbing to novices in a single pitch setting.
  • The SPI Course is a 27-hour training course that normally runs as three consecutive nine-hour days or day classes with evening sessions.
  • The SPI Assessment is a minimum of 16 hours run over a two-day period.
  • Certification lasts for three years as long as the candidate keeps current AMGA Membership and First Aid Certification.
  • After three years current SPIs can re-take the SPI Assessment to regain the SPI certification.
  • Taking any higher level AMGA Course also recertifies the SPI certification for another three years.

Cancelation Policy: There is a 2 week cancelation policy for the SPI Program. If you cancel within 2 weeks of your program you will not receive a refund. Keep in mind the space on these courses is limited, so you are holding a space that someone else could sign up for. Thank you for understanding.

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Schedule:

Course Schedule:

Sept. 24th – 26th Enchanted Rock, TX

Oct. 15th – 17th Scottsdale, AZ

Nov 5th – 7th Enchanted Rock, TX

Nov. 12th – 14th Scottsdale, AZ

Dec. 3rd – 5th Enchanted Rock, TX

Jan. 7th – 9th Enchanted Rock, TX

Feb. 4th – 6th Scottsdale, AZ

Feb. 25th – 27th Enchanted Rock, TX

March 25th – 27th Scottsdale, AZ

April 15th – 17th Enchanted Rock, TX

May 13th – 15th Enchanted Rock, TX

May 20th-22nd Prescott, AZ

Assessment Schedule: All exams have an optional exam prep day scheduled the day before the exam starts.

Oct. 1st – 2nd Enchanted Rock, TX

Oct. 22nd – 23rd Scottsdale, AZ

Dec. 10th – 11th Enchanted Rock, TX

Jan. 21st – 22nd Enchanted Rock, TX

Feb. 11th – 12th Scottsdale, AZ

March 4th – 5th Enchanted Rock, TX

April 1st – 2nd Scottsdale, AZ

April 22nd – 23rd Enchanted Rock, TX

May 27th-28th Prescott, AZ