Did you know that there is a governing body for zipline courses?
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 Mission Statement
The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) establishes and promotes the standard of performance and measure of excellence that defines professional practice and effective challenge course programs. ACCT develops, refines, and publishes standards for design, performance, inspection, operation and certification for the challenge course industry; provides accreditation for vendors; public forums for education and professional development; and advocates globally for the challenge course, canopy/zip line tour and aerial adventure/trekking park community.
In plain English, that means that the ACCT sets the highest standards of safety for zipline courses like ours. And while you don’t have to be accredited by the ACCT, we wouldn’t recommend going on any course that wasn’t given their seal of approval.
Not only is our zipline course certified to ACCT standards, but our owner Korey Hampton and site manager Michael Waters were hired to train other zipline staff around the country.
There are only 33 companies in the USA that can inspect and certify zipline courses. These companies are called Professional Vender Members (PVM) and Phoenix Experiential Designs of Sugar Grove, NC is one of them. Phoenix co-owner Robbie Oates certified the French Broad Ziplines course, and was so impressed with the quality of the ziplines as well as the level of training that staff must complete that he hired Korey and Michael to train and certify staff on other zipline courses. He then went a step further approving Korey and Michael to teach the Zipline Training Course at AB Tech. Teaching a college-level zipline course is a unique honor and a great opportunity for French Broad Ziplines.
At French Broad Ziplines, we meant it when we say we are the very best! Not only are our ziplines and staff an absolute blast, but you don’t have to be concerned about your family’s safety. We’ve got your back!