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Students who complete the Alpine Guide and Ski Guide certificates receive the Mountain Guide designation from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).
ACMG Mountain Guides are also recognized by the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations, the highest internationally recognized qualification for instruction and guiding rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and backcountry skiing. The IFMGA badge, recognized throughout the mountain world is a guarantee of professional training and competence in all aspects of mountaineering and client care.
The completion of any of the following certifies you as a Specialty Guide with specific terrain limitations. Completion of both the Alpine Guide and Ski Guide certificates automatically grants you the Mountain Guide certificate.
Rock guides specialize in climbing instruction and guiding on technical rock. This includes long, multi-pitch routes; sport-climbs; and top-rope climbs on terrain where no glaciation and no permanent or seasonal snow or ice exists. The Assistant Rock Guide segment of this certification is also part of the Alpine Guide certification.
Mountain guide chart
|Guide Training Rock||Guide Training Ski|
|Apprentice Rock Guide||Apprentice Ski Guide|
|Guide Training Alpine|
|Apprentice Alpine Guide|
|Rock Guide Certificate||Alpine Guide Certificate||Ski Guide Certificate|