To set an American Standard to which professional canyon guides and instructors can be held; to provide a clear path to certification for professional canyon guides; to host professional canyon guide assessments; to develop standardized technical canyoneering curricula; and to develop relationships between land managers, guide services, and training providers.
Why We Do It
ACE :: Association for Canyoneering Education
- 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.