Certification Charts

Certification, Training, and Skills Verification Resources

Use the resources below as a guide to plan staffing for a variety of camp activities, including adventure/challenge, aquatics, first aid, CPR/AED, horseback riding, and specialized activities. When there is an ACA standard that requires certification, ACA offers a list of recognized certifications to meet that particular standard. For activities where a certification or documented training is needed, ACA offers a list of recognized training providers. If you have questions about a specific certification that is not listed, please contact aburbank@ACAcamps.org. To request a review of the certification and determine whether it can be recognized by ACA, fill out this form.

Certification or documented training alone is not enough to assure a camp director that a staff member can execute the necessary skills. Skills verification is also required to provide assurance that a staff member can perform site-specific rescue/emergency procedures, use equipment available at the site, and provide appropriate instruction and supervision to campers or assisting staff.


Adventure/ Challenge

Aquatics: Program Resources (1st standard number v. 2012/2nd standard number v. 2019)

First Aid, CPR/AED