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Paddle Sports

ALL PADDLE SPORTS AWARDS NOW COMPLETE See QUALIFICATIONS - PADDLE For CANOE / RIVER & SEA & SIT-ON KAYAK / STAND UP PADDLE / WHITE WATER RAFT

Coasteering

Traversing sea cliffs and rocky coastlines is the objective of this exciting modern outdoor activity – sometimes climbing or scrambling on the rocks, swimming across inlets or jumping from rock platforms....

Caving Horizontal Systems

Exploring underground reveals a world very different to that found on the surface of our planet – fossils and formations, tunnels, streams and caverns...

River Kayak

Originating from Inuit hunting boats the modern river kayak has evolved through slalom and river running into a wide range of recreational craft.

Trekking

Since the origins of our species people have travelled on foot over coastal, mountain, jungle, desert or moorland without using ropes for climbing or specialist equipment such as crampons...

SEA KAYAKING

These ancient but highly seaworthy craft are an ideal way to journey and explore remote coastline and have memorable wildlife encounters

Expeditions

Remote journeys in the wilderness, often give great opportunities to catch up with mates round the campfire having shared a great day in the outdoors. Mountain River, NWT, Canada © Bibbings Collection

MOUNTAIN BIKING

These sturdy bikes are an ideal way to explore the countryside and keep fit. They can often be seen charging up and down mountain and woodland trails all over the world.

Adventure Accreditation International

Adventure Accreditation International is a new worldwide service providing standardised awards for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and Outdoor Education. AAI offers Personal Proficiency and Professional Leadership awards in over 29 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and 12 Outdoor Education disciplines.  AAI aims to simplify  the world of Outdoor Qualifications  AAI Awards are modular, transferable and with simplified revalidation.  

 

AAI ADVENTURERS

Everyone who participates in or would like to try outdoor and adventurous activities, find leaders, get training, seek companions, equipment and locations. Adventurers register annually and are eligible to access the AAI Forum and discounts from AAI Providers and AAI Partners. Adventurers are the foundation of the AAI, ‘the worlds outdoor community’....REGISTER NOW>>

 

AAI PROFESSIONALS

All those who lead others in the outdoors, full or part time, paid or voluntary. Whether teaching, leading, assessing, guiding, coaching or entertaining, all Leaders, Masters and Elders have been assessed to the standard of AAI Awards and are competent and active in their chosen pursuits. AAI Professionals pledge to operate to the AAI Code of Conduct and Guidance on each renewal. AAI Professionals are also required to stay fit for their work and complete annual fitness tests and declarations that they are fit enough for the job. Leaders train and assess Adventurers and Masters assess Leaders. The AAI Elders Council advise and guide the AAI on matters of policy and service...REGISTER NOW>>

 

AAI PROVIDERS

All providers of outdoor education and adventure sports services. This includes individual operators, clubs, shops, centers and camps, whether in a voluntary capacity, commercial or a statutory body offering services like guiding, lessons, courses, equipment hire and sales. AAI Providers pledge to operate to the AAI Providers Charter and agree that they are subject to unannounced visits from an AAI inspector at any time... REGISTER NOW>>

 

AAI PARTNERS

MANUFACTURERS - RETAILERS - PUBLISHERS -TRAVEL ORGANISERS 
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide value for AAI Members, we have a growing number of AAI Partners providing services and discounts. They are listed in the AAI Partners website section with details of offers and website links ...MORE INFO >>

 

TRANSFER OF AWARDS

Anyone with existing Outdoor qualifications can get them recognised by the AAI by following the process on the Transfer of Awards option in 'Register'. Check the Qualifications section to see the level of abiltity required in the AAI syllabuses, you can convert your award to AAI, and either cancel or continue with your existing award running parallel, the choice is yours. You will receive a quality, embossed A5 Certificate and your qualification listed on the AAI database. The qualification remains valid for as long as you remain registered with the AAI.

The process is simple. Once you have your AAI Registration number, gather the evidence, copies of awards, a statement summarising your recent relevant activity and a brief professional reference, attache these and email with your fee payable by Paypal. Alternatively, hard copies may be posted to the address given. Please ensure each document is clearly marked with your name and AAI number.

For further details of the procedure, - MORE INFO

The AAI is run by outdoor people, for outdoor people. The outdoor environment is a precious resource which we share with other wild creatures. Having a passive role in caring for the outdoors is no longer enough. We include environmental aspects to all awards and encourage AAI people to have a positive environmental impact with every visit.

We welcome feedback on what has been developed so far so please send your comments and suggestions to info@theworldsoutdoorcommunity.com

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