Master mental techniques and learn how to take appropriate risks and actions with this unique climbing course that places a focus on mindfulness in the sport.
Single Pitch Instructor Program
- AMGA SPI Course
- AMGA SPI Exam
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 2021 and Spring 2022 Schedule:
Dec 11-13 SPI Course, Enchanted Rock, TX
Dec 18-19 SPI Exam, Enchanted Rock, TX
Jan 8-10 SPI Course, Joshua Tree, CA
Jan 15-16 SPI Exam, Joshua Tree, CA
Jan 22-24 SPI Course, Enchanted Rock, TX
Feb 5-7 SPI Course, Joshua Tree, CA
Feb 12-13 SPI Exam, Joshua Tree, CA
Feb 19-20 SPI Exam, Enchanted Rock, TX
Feb 26-28 SPI Course, Enchanted Rock, TX
March 26-28 SPI Course, Enchanted Rock, TX
April 16-18 SPI Course, Enchanted Rock, TX
April 23-24 SPI Exam, Enchanted Rock, TX
May 14-16 SPI Course, Enchanted Rock, TX
May 21-22 SPI Exam, Enchanted Rock, TX