ACCT Certification

ACCT Certification

Pivotal Learning was the FIRST ACCT PVM for Training and Certification in Asia in 2015. We offer a rigorous, professional and enjoyable certification process based on ACCT Practitioner Certification Standards. It is essential to understand that Training and Certification are two separate events. It means you may not have received training by Pivotal Learning and can be certified by Pivotal Learning. At the same time, Pivotal Learning can only assess practitioners with the content in our curriculum or what we know meets ACCT Standard.

 

The ACCT Practitioner Standards were written to meet a wide range of operator needs after consulting various operators and companies in the United States. The wide range of operation and business needs thus result in a range of certifications that may overwhelm those who are not familiar. It is like a BUFFET  of certification.

So, do contact us and we will explain and customise to your needs.

Range of Certifications

For those who want to understand more about the range of certifications:

 

Level

  • Practitioner Level 1 – Entry-level certification for practitioners. It assumes no program delivery experience. Upon certification, practitioners possess all staff competencies listed in Section C of Operation Standards, including core, technical, and facilitation competencies. Practitioners can apply competencies to routine, familiar program delivery situations under supervision and with support from more experienced and knowledgeable staff.
  • Practitioner Level 2 – Intermediate-level certification for practitioners. It assumes a solid base of program delivery experience. Upon certification, practitioners FULLY meet all staff competencies listed in Section C of Operation Standards, including core, technical, and facilitation competencies. The practitioner can apply competencies to non-routine situations and provide leadership to less experienced and knowledgeable staff.
  • Challenge Course Manager – Management-level certification for practitioners. It assumes substantial program delivery experience and can implement the operation management competencies in the Operation Standards. Upon certification, challenge course managers shall have the knowledge and skill to implement the operations management competencies in Section B of the Operation Standard

Tracks

  • Full Certification – includes all the staff competencies in Section C of the Operation Standards to facilitate Spotted and High activities. This track is transferable to other facilities or programs.
  • Spotted Activities Only – includes all ll the staff competencies in Section C of the Operation Standards to facilitate Spotted Activities. This track is transferable to other facilities or programs with spotted activities only.
  • High Activities Only – includes all the staff competencies in Section C of the Operation Standards to facilitate High Activities. This track is transferable to other facilities or programs with high activities only.
  • Site / System Specific – includes all necessary staff competencies in Section C of the Operation Standards to facilitate specific activities at the specific site. Practitioners meeting this track only need to apply their competencies for activities for the specific sites/systems. This track is not transferrable to other sites without verification from the PVM (Certification).

 

Systems

Systems refer to types of belay systems. Currently, we can certify practitioners with the following systems:

    • Dynamic Belay System (Belay Team, Team Belay, Ground Belay Cable, JRD, M-Belay)
    • Static Belay System
    • Smart Static Belay System (SMART Belay, SmartSnap, CLiP IT)
    • Continuous Belay System (Safe Roller and Rope Roller)
    • Auto Belay System

Speciality Elements

Speciality Elements refer to activities set up and operated differently from traditional High Activities. Examples include:

      • Challenge / Pamper Pole
      • Zip Line
      • Abseiling / Rappelling
      • Giant Swing

 

 Level 1 CertificationLevel 2 CertificationChallenge Course Manager

Certification Prerequisite

Age18 years old18 years old18 years old
Please note that specific to Singapore MOE’s requirement, the min. age requirement for all 3 levels of certification is 21 years old.
Documented Training Hours

Site / System Specific

Min. 8 hours16 additional hours of L2 Curriculum.
Total: 24 Hours
A Total of 54 Hours

Spotted Only

Min. 20 hours24 additional hours of L2 Curriculum.
Total: 44 Hours
A Total of 74 Hours

High Only

Min. 20 hours24 additional hours of L2 Curriculum.
Total: 44 Hours
A Total of 74 Hours

Full

Min. 40 hours

The training must include High and Spotted activities and all 3 staff competencies
40 additional hours of L2 Curriculum.
Total: 80 Hours
A Total of 110 Hours
Documented ExperienceNil200 hours of documented work experience including direct delivery, preparation, and design500 hours of documented work experience including directly with groups, program coordination, administration, and supervision

Certification

Certification Assessment120 min of written test, min passing score 80%.
Additional 20 min written test for each Speciality Element (Pass / Fail).
1 day of Skill assessment inclusive of Specialty Elements.
120 min of written test, min passing score 80%.
1 hour practical skills assessment on implementing ACCT Standards.
Certification OutcomesPossess all staff competencies listed in Section C of Operation Standard including core, technical, and facilitation competencies.
A Level I practitioner can apply competencies to routine, familiar program delivery situations under supervision and with support from more experienced and knowledgeable staff
Fully meet all staff competencies listed in Section C of Operation Standard including core, technical, and facilitation competencies. A Level II practitioner shall have knowledge and skills to solve most non-routine situations and provide leadership to less experienced and knowledgeable staffFully meet all staff competencies listed in Section C of the operational standard including core, technical and facilitation competencies, plus substantial operational experience. A course manager shall have the knowledge and skill to implement the operations management competencies in Section B of the Operation Standard

Re-certification Prerequisite

Documented training hour and experience requirement50 hours of documented work experience in previous year and RETEST
OR
16 hours additional hours of training and RETEST
150 hours of documented work experience, 24 hours of additional training within 3 previous years and RETEST
OR
Retake initial training hours and RETEST
300 hours of documented work experience including program delivery or operational experience such as in-house training, staff briefing, manual development skill verification and site review. Also inclusive of 30 hours of additional training within 5 previous years and RETEST.
OR
Take 30 hours of training of which 16 hours must be Course Manager Training and RETEST.


Note: A CM recertification does not require to maintain a Level 2 Practitioner Certification