To be eligible for the UIAA Training Standards Label program, you must be a UIAA member (primary and associate) or their delegated providers with an educational program for volunteer leaders and instructors or trying to institute an education program with a robust quality assurance system.
The qualification must be specified as either a leadership or
Identify Standard for which member requires accreditation
There are seven standards:
- Mountain Walking and Trekking (summer)
- Winter Mountain Walking
- Snowshoeing, Sport Climbing (indoor and outdoor)
- Rock Climbing (leader placed protection)
- Ice Climbing
- Alpine Climbing
- Ski Mountaineering.
The Training Standards Panel chair (or another member appointed by him/her) assesses the application and will propose a UIAA validator for the chosen scheme. The UIAA office will then send an invoice for registration. Once payment is received, an agreement will be signed and the procss to begin accreditation and site visits begins.
Dates for validation visit(s) will by mutual agreement after which the UIAA validator(s) send his/their report based on Activity Evaluation Checklist (Annex 4) to the Training Standards Panel and UIAA office. If the criteria in evaluation checklist are met, the applicant will be issued a UIAA Training Standards Laberl by the TS Administrator.
Revalidation or termination UIAA Training Standards Label
The UIAA Training Standards Label is valid for 5 years from the date of issue after which a revalidation must take place.
Before the expiry of the Training Standards Label, a revalidation application must be completed to confirm that all compulsory elements of the qualification
scheme have been maintained. The Training Standards Panel may require an additional validation visit if significant changes are identified or reported.
The UIAA Training Standards Panel reserves the right to withdraw an existing UIAA Training Standardards Label from the applicant in the following conditions:
in Section 3.4.a) is not completed satisfactorily, a reminder will be sent in accordance with an agreed on time schedule.
Misuse of the UIAA Training Standards Label: If a label holder misuses the UIAA Training Standards Label in any way.
For full details about the rights and obligations of a label holder and a dispute resolution process can be found here.
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