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2018 Certification Summit Beta

Join Us for the CWA's Fifth Annual Certification Summit!


2017 Cert Summit Instruction


The Climbing Wall Association's Certification Summit is a technical training event that offers four distinct certifications:

In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in clinics and demonstrations from Petzl's technical staff and meet industry peers.


About CWA Certifications

Certification programs are an important part of the CWA's efforts to promote industry self-regulation and create a minimum and consistent standard of climbing instruction and work safety practice. Since the first instructor certification pilot program began in 2010, the CWA's programs have grown to over 1,500 certified instructors and providers. Join us this November to establish your industry-leading skills!


The Beta

Dates: November 12th - November 16th, 2018


Training Location: Petzl Technical Institute, 2929 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT (map)


Hotel Room Block: See Lodging tab.


Registration: To participate in the Certification Summit, you must enroll in one or more of the courses offered. Please carefully review the prerequisites for each course before registration. Catered lunch is provided each day.


Pricing: Each course is individually ticketed. If you intend to enroll in more than one course, please check the schedule to ensure you do not enroll in conflicting events.

  • CWA Work at Height Certification for Competent Persons
    • CWA Member Price: $850.00
    • CWA Non-member Price: $1,150.00
  • CWA Work at Height Competent-to-Qualified Bridge Certification
    • CWA Member Price: $395.00
    • CWA Non-member Price:  $695.00
  • Petzl Equipment Inspection Certification
    • CWA Member Price: $750.00
    • CWA Non-member Price: $850.00
  • Climbing Wall Instructor Provider Certification
    • CWA Member Price: $495.00


Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport


Public Transportation: UTA Trax Green Line Map


The CWA is proud to once again partner with the Petzl Technical Institute to bring you this event.

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