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Professional Membership

Professional Membership in the AMGA is the first step toward becoming an important part of the guiding, climbing, and skiing community. You’ll network with other guides and instructors, take crucial next steps in your professional development, work towards certifications based on internationally endorsed standards, and open the door to educational and networking opportunities.

Benefits

Your Professional Membership in the AMGA gives you access to the tools you need to build a sustainable career in guiding and instruction. Here’s what you get when you join:

  • Eligibility to apply for AMGA climbing instructor level courses (CWI and SPI) and Mountain Guide programs, which will put you on the track to your standards-based certification
  • Inclusion in the preeminent network of outdoor professionals, guides, and instructors
  • Collaborative advocacy work on a national level
  • Access to generous Pro-Purchase discounts from our corporate partners. Different deals are offered to different certification levels.
  • Twice-annual issues of the AMGA’s print publication, the GUIDE Bulletin
  • Monthly AMGA E-newsletter and updates on important issues in guiding as they arise
  • Access to AMGA member merchandise page
  • Invitation to attend the AMGA Annual Meeting and Regional Events
  • Access to Tech Videos from our AMGA Instructor Team
  • Special promotions from corporate partners
  • Your name displayed on our hire-a-guide page (certified members only)
  • Participation in governance process (Certified CWI’s and Apprentice Rock Guides or higher)

FEES

All Professional Members pay an annual fee, and it’s dependent on your highest level of certification. Here’s how those fees break down: 

 Membership FeeCertification FeeTotal
Professional Member$80$0$80
Climbing Wall Instructor$80$5$85
Single Pitch Instructor$80$10$90
Certified Guide$80$50$130
IFMGA via AMGA$80$170$250
IFMGA via Reciprocal$80$70$150

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