Bill Phipps teaching rope work in the mountains.



You have the chance to earn the following certifications, including an overall COLT diploma.

That’s more than most two year college programs. These are the pieces of paper future employers are looking for. And the evaluation and reference letter written by the COLT Director at the end of the semester, is a door opener for any kind of job, future training or career.

Certificates and Accreditations Earned

COLT Certificate

  • The Recreational Canoeing Association of BC
    • Lake Water Instructor
    • Tandem Moving Water Paddler Level
    • Solo Moving Water Paddler Level
  • Industry Canada – Restricted Marine Radio Operator License
  • Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC – Assistant Guide Certification
  • Advanced Backcountry First Aid, 80 hours

In addition, COLT graduates are trained and eligible to receive accreditation from Pacific Rim National Park to work as a hiking guide on the West Coast Trail. This accreditation is not valid for other National Parks, but is unique as PRNP only recognizes COLT and a few other training organizations to accredit hiking guides on the West Coast Trail.

Other certificates COLT graduates may be ready to earn:

Paddle Canada Canoe Instructor