Membership is open to anyone who agrees with the objects of the association (see background info ). Full membership (qualified guides only) fees are $85 per year or $160 for 2 years and provide for the ongoing operations of the organization.

For this fee, the member will be on the national registry of guides, have voting privileges, receive all ACIA benefits (professional discounts, etc.) and receive a bi-annual newsletter.

An associate membership of $25 is available for organizations (gyms, climbing schools, etc.) or non-accredited individuals who wish to support the ACIA. Please send a membership application form to our email with your payment.


A completed application and $100 deposit will reserve your place on any course (for further information see training and assessment course schedules ). Balance of payment is due three weeks prior to course start date. Any course that doesn't reach its minimum number of applicants three weeks prior to start date may be cancelled and deposits returned or applied to a future course (applicant's choice). Deposits will only be returned to anyone who cancels or changes their booking three weeks or more before the course start date.

Payment and Receipts

Full payment is due three weeks prior to start date unless other arrangements have been made. Bank transfer is the preferred method for payments. Details are on the forms. Receipts can be emailed out or distributed during the course. Credit cards may be used, but will incur a 4% bank charge additional to course cost.

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