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Outdoor Educator and Guide Training

Technical Leadership Courses from the Nation's Longest-Accredited AMGA Guide Service

Not solely for professional guides, guiding skills are essential for club climbers and youth program volunteers, and are useful for anyone who climbs with a less experienced partner. The programs listed here are designed to lead into the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certification program, the only route to full, internationally recognized certification. These programs represent the industry standard of technical training both for aspiring guides and for practitioners of adventure-based and experiential education. American Alpine Institute is a licensed vocational school in the state of Washington.

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Outdoor Educator and Guide Training

Technical Leadership Courses from the Nation's Longest-Accredited AMGA Guide Service

Not solely for professional guides, guiding skills are essential for club climbers and youth program volunteers, and are useful for anyone who climbs with a less experienced partner. The programs listed here are carefully designed to lead into the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certification program, the only route to full, internationally recognized certification through the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA / IVBV / UIAGM).

These programs represent the industry standard of technical training both for aspiring guides and for practitioners of adventure-based and experiential education.

American Alpine Institute is a licensed vocational school in the state of Washington, certified as a private career school by the Washington State Workforce Board.

The Mountaineering Instructor Professional Training Program

AAI's flagship program for outdoor professionals, the Mountaineering Instructor Professional Training Program (MIPTP) comprises the core of the AAI alpine curriculum, the Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership series (AMTL), plus avalanche education, wilderness medical training, rescue, environmental protection and professionalism, and introductory courses in the AMGA certification track.  

The MIPTP has been accepted by the Veterans Administration for federal VA educational benefits.  To learn more, please contact our School Certifying Officials, Sara Jung or Jason Martin, at (360) 671-1505.

 

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