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AMGA Mountain Guide

he AMGA’s Mountain Guide Certification is the highest level of credential attainable by a professional mountain guide, and is an achievement recognized in more than 20 International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) member countries. Our Guide Program includes three certification streams: Alpine, Rock, and Ski Mountaineering. Complete all three disciplines, and become an IFMGA Mountain Guide, able to work wherever IFMGA Mountain Guides are permitted.

To achieve this certification:

  • You must have 90+ days of training with the AMGA;
  • You must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and have a minimum 60 hours in Wilderness First Responder (WFR);
  • You must have avalanche training for professional mountain guides as outlined in the section for each discipline.