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Single Pitch Instructor Program

AMGA SPI Course
$575
AMGA SPI Exam
$375

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.

Benefits:

  • 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

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