Climbing Wall Instructor

The CWA Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Course will address the technical skills necessary to participate in an instructional program at a climbing facility.


As indoor climbing has grown in popularity, so has the need for international industry standards in climbing wall instruction and management. The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) was created to meet this need in the United States and these standards are expanding internationally. CMRCA is excited to provide CWA’s Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Program in Thailand and throughout Asia.

The CWI certification program requires two days and focuses on education, review and skills evaluation of individual candidates using consensus performance standards developed by leading professionals in the field of climbing sports which have been subjected to public review. Certification standards are intended to address the minimum criteria a candidate should meet to be able to comply with prevailing industry practices and standards of care.


Participants in a CWI top rope or lead course must meet one of the following criteria at minimum:
  • One year personal climbing experience
  • Minimum 20 outings climbing indoors and/or outdoors
  • Combination of formal training and climbing experience of 40 hours.
The certification is offered at two levels – Top Rope and Lead. The content of the course is similar, but the pre-requisites and assessment differ between these two certifications as follows:
Top Rope – THB 8,950
  • The candidate can climb 5.8 (5b) top rope demonstrating calm, confidence, and good position without falls.
Lead – THB 12,000
  • The candidate can climb 5.7 lead demonstrating calm, confidence and good position without z-clips, back clips, or falls.
The Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) is currently being offered to private groups throughout Asia and open-enrollment courses in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Contact us at [email protected] to book a private group course or to learn about open enrollment courses in your region.
***NOTE: Your booking date will be the first day of your two consecutive day program.

Upcoming COurses

  • Climb Central Bangkok:  30 September – 1 October, 2019
    • Registration Due – 20 September, 2019
    Is this course for me?

    If you have some climbing experience and want to be certified to facilitate in an instructional program at an indoor wall, then this is the course for you!

    What will I learn?
    • equipment and facility inspection
    • client orientation and instruction
    • teaching top rope skills
    • teaching lead skills (optional)
    • bouldering and spotting
    • emergency procedures
    What is included?

    Instruction, lunch, water, insurance, coupon for 20% off anything at the CMRCA adventure store, one-day bouldering gym pass, and discount on additional courses.

    What is the required equipment?
    • Harness
    • Belay Device (i.e. ATC)
    • Assisted breaking device (i.e GriGri)
    • Climbing shoes
    • Chalk bag
    • Printed or electronic copy of the manual
    • Pen and Note Pad

      **All equipment may be purchased at a discount from the CMRCA Adventure Store.  Shop Online Here!

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