The ACE Program

Our Mission



Why We Do It

ACE :: Association for Canyoneering Education

ACE provides:

  • Certification for professional canyon guides
  • Standardized curricula for canyoneering instructors
  • Safety forums and tools for the canyoneering community

The ACGA (American Canyon Guides Association) was formed following the dissolution of the ACA in 2011. The ACGA was to become America’s first professional association for the industry of canyoneering. Four years later, its volunteer Board of Directors and limited membership have been unable to host the guide assessments for which it was created. ACE is independently filling this void in Guide Certification, while also perpetuating a standard for continuity in education and supporting a vibrant community of recreational canyoneers.