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AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

instructor_SPI_B&WSinglePitchInstructorThe Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States. It was developed to fit in the AMGA Rock program. Benefits:

  • It significantly improves the instructor’s skill sets and integrates into the next level of training, the AMGA Rock Instructor Course.
  • The program is for current, active rock climbers who have a real desire to teach rock climbing to novices in a single pitch setting.
  • The SPI Course is a 27-hour training course that normally runs as three consecutive nine-hour days or day classes with evening sessions.
  • The SPI Assessment is a minimum of 16 hours run over a two-day period.
  • Certification lasts for three years as long as the candidate keeps current AMGA Membership and First Aid Certification.
  • After three years current SPI’s can re-take the SPI Assessment to regain the SPI certification.
  • Taking any higher level AMGA Course also recertifies the SPI certification for another three years.

How to Apply

Step 1: Join the AMGA (or log-in to your existing account)

Step 2: Apply to Your Course or Assessment

  • Sign in to your myAMGA account.
  • Click the “Apply for a Program” tab.
  • Select the discipline and course type you are applying to.
  • Select the specific program you are applying to and click “apply.”
  • Confirm your prerequisites.

Please contact the Program Provider directly if you have questions regarding the course selected.

  • SPI COURSE PREREQUISITES

    Prerequisites:

    • You have a genuine interest in rock climbing and instructing novices on single pitch crags.
    • You are at least 18 years old at the time of the course.
    • You have at least 12 months prior climbing experience.
    • You are an active climber with traditional lead climbing experience (leader placing pro).
    • You have led a minimum of 15 traditional rock climbing routes (any grade).
    • You are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 while on a top rope.

    The above prerequisites are absolute minimums. Without having at least this amount experience you are unlikely to make best use of the training.

  • SPI ASSESSMENT PREREQUISITES

    Prerequisites

    • You are a current member of the AMGA.
    • You have successfully completed an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course.
    • You have led a minimum of 40 traditional routes, most of which should be 5.6 and on a variety of rock types.
    • You are able to comfortably lead 5.6 traditional routes, which means you place protection.
    • You are able to comfortably climb 5.8 on top rope.
    • The SPI Assessment can be taken directly following the SPI Course if the candidate successfully completed the course and meets the assessment prerequisites. However, it is highly recommended that the SPI Course candidate take time practicing and consolidating the skills learned on the course before assessment (6-12 months).
    • You do not need First Aid training to take the course or assessment. However, it is your responsibility to hold appropriate medical certification for the location that you are working in.
  • BECOMING A SPI PROVIDER

    AMGA SPI Providers are licensed to offer courses and issue an AMGA certification that represents the national and international standards for individuals working in single pitch terrain.  As such, the AMGA must ensure that prospective providers clearly understand the SPI standard and their role and responsibilities.The prospective SPI Provider should expect a rigorous vetting and training process. The process takes time, there are expenses and travel involved, and a great deal of commitment to the program is required.

    Minimum certification or training required to apply to become a Provider In Training is AMGA Certified Rock Instructor, AMGA Certified Rock Guide or AMGA Assistant Rock Guide.

    For more information contact the Climbing Instructor Program Director, Ed Crothers, by email at [email protected]

Schedule

NOTES: 1. Click on the direction icon in the Dates column to arrange courses in chronological order.

2. Click on the blue information icon in the Code column to get contact information for the Program Provider.

Program Type Code Location State Dates Tuition Status Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EH-SPE-2015-6 Boulder Colorado 8/6/15 - 8/7/15 $335.00 Waitlist Waitlist
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EH-SPE-2015-7 Boulder Colorado 8/27/15 - 8/28/15 $335.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MP-SPE-2015-8 Anacortes Washington 10/3/15 - 10/4/15 $340.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam SHOV-SPE-2015-7 Southington Connecticut 9/26/15 - 9/27/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam SHOV-SPE-2015-8 Southington Connecticut 11/21/15 - 11/22/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JA-SPE-2015-3 Smith Rock Oregon Oregon 9/18/15 - 9/19/15 $325.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JM-SPE-2015-6 Anacortes Washington 10/6/15 - 10/7/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam ED-SPE-2015-2 Boulder Colorado 9/19/15 - 9/20/15 $340.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam ED-SPE-2015-3 Gardiner New York 8/15/15 - 8/16/15 $340.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2015-18 Boulder Colorado 8/19/15 - 8/20/15 $355.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2015-19 Boulder Colorado 9/12/15 - 9/13/15 $355.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2015-20 Boulder Colorado 10/17/15 - 10/18/15 $355.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CMS-SPI-A-2015-21 Boulder Colorado 11/7/15 - 11/8/15 $355.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam TOBL-SPI-A-2015-5 Mt Erie Washington 9/28/15 - 9/29/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam TOBL-SPI-A-2015-6 Smith Rock Oregon 11/13/15 - 11/14/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam ELIS-SPI-A-2015-14 Bar Harbor Maine 8/8/15 - 8/9/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam ELIS-SPI-A-2015-16 Bar Harbor Maine 9/12/15 - 9/13/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam RF-SPI-A-2015-3 Jasper Arkansas 11/9/15 - 11/10/15 $375.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EH-SPI-A-2015-17 Boulder Colorado 10/22/15 - 10/23/15 $335.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CTAY-SPI-A-2015-5 North Conway New Hampshire 9/19/15 - 9/20/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam CTAY-SPI-A-2015-7 North Conway New Hampshire 10/10/15 - 10/11/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2015-8 Joshua Tree California 10/3/15 - 10/4/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2015-10 Joshua Tree California 11/14/15 - 11/15/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JJAC-SPI-A-2015-12 Joshua Tree California 12/12/15 - 12/13/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MM-SPI-A-2015-8 New Paltz New York 8/28/15 - 8/29/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MM-SPI-A-2015-10 New Paltz New York 9/25/15 - 9/26/15 $325.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MM-SPI-A-2015-12 New Paltz New York 10/23/15 - 10/24/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MM-SPI-A-2015-14 New Paltz New York 11/20/15 - 11/21/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam MM-SPI-A-2015-15 New Paltz New York 12/11/15 - 12/12/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EWAL-SPI-A-2015-8 New Paltz (Gunks) New York 9/5/15 - 9/6/15 $325.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EWAL-SPI-A-2015-9 New Paltz (Gunks) New York 10/17/15 - 10/18/15 $325.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EWAL-SPI-A-2015-10 New Paltz (Gunks) New York 11/28/15 - 11/29/15 $325.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JOET-SPI-A-2015-2 11/13/15 - 11/14/15 $0.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EASM-SPI-A-2015-6 Las Vegas Nevada 11/10/15 - 11/11/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam VP-SPI-A-2015-2 Bishop California 11/21/15 - 11/22/15 $300.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam KD-SPI-A-2015-5 Pisgah Forest North Carolina 10/3/15 - 10/4/15 $345.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam KD-SPI-A-2015-7 Slade Kentucky 10/12/15 - 10/13/15 $345.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam KD-SPI-A-2015-9 Pisgah Forest North Carolina 11/14/15 - 11/15/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam JKLN-SPI-A-2015-6 Leesburg, Alabama, Alabama 11/21/15 - 11/22/15 $450.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam DS-SPI-A-2015-4 Enchanted Rock SNA Texas 10/17/15 - 10/18/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam EH-SPI-A-2015-21 Boulder Colorado 9/10/15 - 9/11/15 $335.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam AW-SPI-A-2015-3 Moab Utah 10/24/15 - 10/25/15 $350.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Exam BG-SPI-A-2015-4 Joshua Tree California 10/17/15 - 10/18/15 $345.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course SHOV-SPC-2015-4 Southington Connecticut 9/18/15 - 9/20/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EH-SPC-2015-7 Boulder Colorado 8/3/15 - 8/5/15 $485.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EH-SPC-2015-8 Boulder Colorado 8/24/15 - 8/26/15 $485.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EH-SPC-2015-9 Boulder Colorado 10/19/15 - 10/21/15 $485.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MP-SPC-2015-4 Anacortes Washington 9/18/15 - 9/20/15 $495.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JA-SPC-2015-4 Smith Rock Oregon Oregon 9/12/15 - 9/14/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JM-SPC-2015-4 Leavenworth Washington 9/2/15 - 9/4/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course ED-SPC-2015-2 Boulder Colorado 9/11/15 - 9/13/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course ED-SPC-2015-3 Gardiner New York 8/7/15 - 8/9/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2015-7 Boulder Colorado 8/4/15 - 8/6/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2015-8 Boulder Colorado 8/14/15 - 8/16/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2015-9 Boulder Colorado 9/18/15 - 9/20/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2015-10 Boulder Colorado 10/2/15 - 10/4/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2015-11 Boulder Colorado 10/23/15 - 10/25/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CMS-SPI-C-2015-12 Boulder Colorado 11/13/15 - 11/15/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course TOBL-SPI-C-2015-2 Leavenworth Washington 9/14/15 - 9/16/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course TOBL-SPI-C-2015-3 Smith Rock Oregon 11/9/15 - 11/11/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course NBON-SPI-C-2015-5 Golden Colorado 9/18/15 - 9/20/15 $505.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course ELIS-SPI-C-2015-15 Bar Harbor Maine 9/4/15 - 9/6/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course RF-SPI-C-2015-2 Jasper Arkansas 11/6/15 - 11/8/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CTAY-SPI-C-2015-4 North Conway New Hampshire 9/5/15 - 9/7/15 $515.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course CTAY-SPI-C-2015-6 North Conway New Hampshire 10/16/15 - 10/18/15 $515.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2015-9 Joshua Tree California 11/7/15 - 11/9/15 $505.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JJAC-SPI-C-2015-11 Joshua Tree California 12/5/15 - 12/7/15 $505.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MM-SPI-C-2015-7 New Paltz New York 8/24/15 - 8/26/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MM-SPI-C-2015-9 New Paltz New York 9/21/15 - 9/23/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MM-SPI-C-2015-11 New Paltz New York 10/14/15 - 10/16/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MM-SPI-C-2015-13 New Paltz New York 11/27/15 - 11/29/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EWAL-SPI-C-2015-3 New Paltz (Gunks) New York 9/18/15 - 9/20/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EWAL-SPI-C-2015-4 New Paltz (Gunks) New York 10/24/15 - 10/26/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EWAL-CWI-RC-2015-5 New Paltz (Gunks) New York 12/4/15 - 12/6/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JOET-SPI-C-2015-1 11/3/15 - 11/5/15 $0.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course RF-SPI-C-2015-11 Great Falls Virginia 8/28/15 - 8/30/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EASM-SPI-C-2015-5 Las Vegas Nevada 11/6/15 - 11/8/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course VP-SPI-C-2015-1 Bishop California 10/30/15 - 11/1/15 $475.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JA-SPI-C-2015-8 Smith Rock Oregon 11/2/15 - 11/4/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course KD-SPI-C-2015-4 Pisgah Forest North Carolina 9/25/15 - 9/27/15 $450.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course KD-SPI-C-2015-6 Slade Kentucky 10/7/15 - 10/9/15 $450.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course KD-SPI-C-2015-9 Pisgah Forest North Carolina 11/6/15 - 11/8/15 $450.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JT-SPI-C-2015-8 New River Gorge, West Virginia 8/21/15 - 8/23/15 $525.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course JKLN-SPI-C-2015-5 Leesburg, Alabama, Alabama 11/15/15 - 11/17/15 $650.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course DS-SPI-C-2015-3 Enchanted Rock SNA Texas 10/14/15 - 10/16/15 $500.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course EH-SPI-C-2015-20 Boulder Colorado 9/7/15 - 9/9/15 $485.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course MJ-SPI-C-2015-6 Joshua Tree California 10/15/15 - 10/17/15 $495.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course BG-SPI-C-2015-5 Joshua Tree California 10/30/15 - 11/1/15 $475.00 Open Apply
Single Pitch Instructor Course BG-SPI-C-2015-6 Joshua Tree NP California 12/11/15 - 12/13/15 $475.00 Open Apply
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