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FQME climbing instructor training

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Brevet moniteur FQME

All participants will receive a certificate issued by  FQME and is valid for 3 years, see the FQME website for more details on this subject.

Courses and training calendar

Top-rope Rock Climbing Animator

The certification allows the candidate to

The animator must ensure optimal supervision regarding the fact that the participants have generally no experience with the activity.

This certification does not allow the candidate to teach climbing courses with the objective of training participants to be independent climbers.

“School crags” are subject to specific criteria of which the details can be found in the security guides.

Prerequisites for this training:

  • Have a recognized basic accreditation of a climbing centre or top-rope autonomy training of a recognized climbing school 
  • Be a member of the FQME  
  • be 16 years-old (to animate under the responsibility of a major instructor)
  • To be 17 years-old (to supervise alone) 
  • To have a minimum of 6 months climbing experience or mastering belaying and the figure eight tie-in knot and knowledge of equipment and basic techniques 
  • Have completed first aid / CPR training
  •  Have, for the purposes of training, the basic equipment which complies with current standards

Duration : 24 hours
Difficulty level: beginner
Cost :320$* (plus tax)

Top-rope Rock Climbing Instructor

The Top-rope Rock Climbing certification allows the candidate to teach the basic elements essential for participants to be independent top-rope climbers on a natural outdoor climbing wall of less than 25 metres while ensuring optimal coaching and quality teaching. An external wall is a climbing structure which is not subject to specific standards; its definition is in the security guides

Prerequisites for this training:

  • Being a member of the FQME
  • Be 18 years-old
  • Have a valid FQME rock animator certification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of several different crags
  • Have completed a 16 hour first aid / CPR training, preferably wilderness first aid

Duration : 32 hours
Difficulty level : beginner
Cost : 395$* (plus tax)

Lead Sports Climbing Instructor

The objective of the Lead Sports Climbing Instructor – ROCK course, is to qualify candidates that are apt at teaching and evaluating the basic knowledge and techniques, that are necessary for a safe recreational practice of lead climbing on a natural school crag (ROCK), to a group of participants with previous proficiency in the techniques relative to top-rope climbing, all the while assuring an optimal supervision.

Scope of Practice
Lead Sports Climbing Instructor – ROCK training is limited to all natural school crags (ROCK) with a maximum height of 60 meters, respecting the current norms. The course does not include teaching and supervision on a natural ice and mixed school crag (SAEG) and does not allow the instructor to offer guided activities.

Pre-requisites for the course:

  • Have valid basic membership of the FQME. Be at least 20 years before the start of the course
  • Having passed a lead climbing belay test at an indoor climbing gym
  • Having completed a wilderness first aid and CPR course or equivalent (40 hours)
  • Hold an FQME Top-Rope Rock Climbing Instructor Certificate
  • Being able to on-sight lead a 5.10a route

Duration : 24 hours
Difficulty Leve : beginner
Cost : 345$* (plus tax)


Via Ferrata Guide-Animator Training

Supervise activities on  Via Ferrata

The guide-animator provides optimal coaching to participants with no previous experience. The tie-in is not mandatory for all, only those not corresponding to the standards of the manufacturers of lanyards will be tied-in.  A Via Ferrata is subject to specific standards, details can be found in this document. Master all the minimum technical for a safe discovery of the Via Ferrata.

Prerequisites for this training:

  • Have successfully completed the FQME rock animator training or equivalent
  • Be 16 years-old (to animate under the responsibility of an instructor)
  • Be 17 years-old (to supervise alone)
  • For the purposes of this training, have basic equipment that meets current standards. The technical elements (in connection with the certification) of the rock animator level need to be fully integrated by aspiring Via Ferrata animator-guide before the training. There is no pre-assessment but a continuing assessment during the course. The failure is automatic in the case of lack of control (see rock animator objectives grid).

Duration : 32 hours
Difficulty level : beginner
Cost :410$* (plus tax)

* Travel fees may apply