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Founded in 1993, 
The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is the world’s leading and largest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer focused specifically and solely on the challenge course industry. 

ACCT is comprised of a nucleus of more than 3097 members worldwide (including the United States, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Korea and Central America) and continues to develop a global alliance of like-minded organizations.

ACCT Mission Statement
The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) establishes and promotes the standard of care and measure of excellence that defines professional practice and effective challenge course programs. ACCT develops, refines, and publishes standards for Installing, maintaining, and managing challenge courses; provides forums for education and professional development; and advocates for the challenge course and adventure industry.

ACCT Vision Statement
The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is the undisputed industry leader, advancing the industry and enabling members' on-going success.

Statement of Values

  • SAFETY - ACCT promotes a culture of safety for members, their clients, and the industry overall.
  • FUN - ACCT fosters fun, a key element of experiential learning, recreation, and adventure.
  • INTEGRITY - ACCT holds integrity as a key value; ethical, responsible behavior is essential for its success.
  • LEADERSHIP - ACCT leads to achieve the best outcomes for members, stakeholders, and the industry.
  • QUALITY - ACCT seeks quality in all it does.
  • PROFESSIONALISM - ACCT is professional in its activities and dealings, and represents its members as professionals.

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Membership in ACCT means access to research and resources, opportunities to network with challenge course and aerial adventure course professionals across the globe, ongoing professional development opportunities, safety advisories and professional periodicals delivered directly to you, access to the most current copy of the standards, discounts on conferences and much, much more.


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Ø ACCT Board of Directors
Learn more about the ACCT Board of Directors and read the latest Board minutes.

Ø Find an ACCT PVM
Connect with over 40 Professional Vendor Members (PVMs) for your next project

Ø Qualified Course Professional (QCP)
Introduction to the Qualified Course Professional Guidelines

Ø ACCT Committee, Volunteer & Affinity Group Info
Join a committee or shared interest group today to network, learn, and/or share your expertise

Ø 2017 Conference Presentation Material

Ø Advertising Guide for ACCT publications 

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