Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC)
The Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) Scheme is the highest instructing award designed for those involved in introducing others to caving, passing technical skills on to others and instructing in a variety of caves at different technical levels. The scheme has four sections – enrolment, training, assessment and issue of an award.
Prior to entering the scheme, prospective candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience of the exploration of caves, potholes and abandoned mines. The candidate should be over 18 years of age and have achieved a suitable level of experience before undertaking a training course. After this the candidate may then go forward to be assessed against a set of modules. On successful completion of these modules, the candidate shall be given the CIC. The award is valid for a period of three years and is subject to conditions of maintaining a level of activity and holding a valid first aid certificate. A CIC holder can revalidate the award for periods of an additional three years by undergoing a revalidation process.
What you should know
Name: (CIC) Cave Instructor Certificate
Purpose: Training and assessment courses for those who wish to instruct at a higher technical level.
Prerequisites: Check with relevant national governing body.
BCA – British Caving Association
Venues: A variety of location across the UK.
Assessment dates available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org