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A certification system for ERCA training bodies was established in 2009. Training courses are under constant review in order that delivery adequately reflects industry requirements.

Working fields are:

  • Adventureparks (abbr.: AP)
  • Traditional Ropes Course (abbr.: TradRC)
  • Temporary Ropes Course (abbr.: TempRC)

ERCA certified training bodies currently provide the following courses for Adventure Parks and Traditional Ropes Courses:

  • ERCA Instructor (AP) (specifically self-belay or continuous belay or interactive safety system)
  • ERCA Instructor (TradRC)
  • ERCA Site Specific Instructor
  • ERCA Site Specific Rescuer
  • ERCA Generic Rescuer

And for Temporary Ropes Courses:

  • ERCA Low Ropes Course Instructor (TempRC)
  • ERCA High Ropes Course Instructor (TempRC)

Read more: Flyer ERCA training

 

These training courses cover the main functions required to operate a RC safely. Site Specific Instructor Courses for permanent ropes courses are only to be delivered at sites where the number and type of activities mean that a full instructor training course cannot be delivered.

If the ropes course venue meets the requirements of the training syllabus then the full instructor syllabus must always be trained.

 The ERCA Instructor Training Award Schemes do not cover inspections; however, accessing techniques are covered within the schemes. The ERCA standards provide a good source of reference for those professionals working in these areas.

 

ERCA itself delivers courses to become the "ERCA Trainer" (AP or tradRC)

Read more about the ERCA Trainer award: Steps to become an ERCA Trainer

 

ERCA Certified Training Bodies

ERCA certified training bodies
Training Bodies who have been audited in terms of quality and competence and certified by ERCA are listet on that page. The certified Training bodies are authorised to to issue ERCA-instructor certificates.
Training courses cover the main functions required to operate a RC safely. Training courses do not currently cover the skills required to perform operational inspections or for those involved in RC management. If ERCA believes there is a demand from operators to provide training in these areas, then this can be considered in due course. At present the ERCA standards provide a good source of reference for those professionals working in these areas. There are also other tasks (e.g. inaugural inspections and periodic maintenance) which are adequately provided by other parties.
Please contact the companies listed below for further information or visit "Training Offers" for announced training courses.
Country  Training Body Address Working Field
CH Ropetech GmbH Postfach 47
3000 Bern 13
Tel.: +41 (0) 763159301
Adventurepark
D Balance - Erlebnis Lernen Wollenweberstr. 20-22
31134 Hildesheim
Tel.: +49 (0)5121-35122
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
D Bergwolf Kurstraße 14
88175 Scheidegg
Tel.: +49 (0)8381-928489
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
D Insight-Out Konzeptentwicklung und -realisation GmbH Hafenstraße 2
51063 Köln
Tel.: +49 (0)221-2825248
Adventurepark
D Komm.aktiv GmbH & Co. KG Marktstr. 18
33039 Nieheim
Tel.: +49 (0)5274- 9529077
Temporary Ropes Course
Traditional Ropes Course
D Kräftespiel Team/Natur/Erlebnis Vogt & Hedtkamp GbR Sonnenweg 24 
59821 Arnsberg
Tel.: +49 (0)2931-93 73 55
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
D Natur bewegt e.V. Barbarastr. 3-9, Block 7
50735 Köln
Tel.: +49 (0)221-1707053
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
on-the-ropes Am Graben 4
42477 Radevormwald 
Tel.: +49-2191-4601947
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
D VEJ e.V. Klaus-Müller-Kilian-Weg 2
D-30167 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0)511 1691001
Temporary Ropes Course
Traditional Ropes Course
D Delphi Trainergruppe GbR Jacobsstr. 3
30449 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0)511 210 2153
Temporary Ropes Course
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
D Förderverein der BBS Fredenberg e.V. Hans-Böckler-Ring 18-20
38228 Salzgitter
Tel.: +49 (0)5341-403-1
Traditional Ropes Course
D Weitblick Naturerlebnis GmbH Unter den Eichen 5 - Haus G
65195 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 (0) 611-5802246
Adventurepark
D faszinatour Touristik-Training-Event GmbH Alleestr. 1
87509 Immenstadt
Tel.: +49 (0)8323/96 56-0
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
L Service National de la Jeunesse Centre
7411 Marienthal
Tel.: +35 - 2 4786420
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
NL Ropes Course Solutions

H.J.A. Hovens Grevestraat 21
1333 KX Almere
Tel.: +31(0)6 57 55 20 39

Adventurepark
NL SBP Outdoor

Witrijtseweg 15
5571 XJ Bergeijk
Tel.: +31(0)497-514698

Adventurepark
UK Arrampica Limited Unit 7B, Pixel Mill, 44 Appleby Road
LA9 6ES Kendal Cumbria
Tel.: +44(0)8450 947923
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
UK Grahame Robb Associates Ltd. Dolphin House, Abbas Business Centre, Itchen Abbas
SO21 1BQ Winchester, Hampshire
Tel.: +44(0)8450 947923
Traditional Ropes Course
UK Ropeworks Developments Limited Gorffwysfa
LLanrwst
LL26 0YY Conwy
Tel.: +44 (0)7798827203
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
UK Technical Outdoor Solutions Ltd. Unit P Skirsgill Business Park, Redhills
CA11 0FA Penrith/ Cumbria
Tel.: +44-1768-863368
Temporary Low Ropes Course
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course
UK Vertex Burnbake Office
Rempstone
BH20 5JH Corfe Castle, Dorset
Tel.: +44 (0)7508 400 250
Temporary Low Ropes Course
Adventurepark
Traditional Ropes Course