Canyoneer Initiation (CAI)

All Full Day and Half Day tours at Canyoning Colorado follow a one-day, canyoning course curriculum designed by the International Canyoning Organization for Professionals (ICOpro). This course, called “Canyoneer Initiation” or CAI, is an introduction to canyoning as a sport, and it is taught by a certified ICOpro Instructor and Assistant Instructor.

The CAI course covers the basics of the activity, including the explanation of canyoning and equipment, communication within the canyon, walking and scrambling techniques, progression on handlines, rappelling on ropes, jumping and sliding techniques, and opportunities to learn more with ICOpro. At the completion of every tour, participants will be validated with a Canyoneer Initiation certification card, as well as be registered on the ICOpro network where they can access resources like a free CAI manual. While the CAI course follows a formal framework, its primary purpose is to share the passion of canyoning with others and, most importantly, to have fun!

Once you’ve completed your CAI training, the next step in canyoning is the Canyoneer Level 1-2-3 (CA123) course.

I completed my CAI training. How do I get the free ICOpro manual?

Here’s what you need to do:

• Visit
• Login with your email + password
• Click on Learn with ICOpro
• Click on Book Canyoneer Initiation
• Download, enjoy and share…

ICOpro Training Chart

ICOpro Training Chart

ICOpro Training

Canyoning Initiation with Canyoning Colorado
Canyoning Colorado is an Instructor Training Center

ICOpro Course Schedule

2018 Canyoning Courses
Limited spots available!
1 Teacher : 6 Students

Canyoneer Level 1-2-3 (CA123)

Weekend Option Fully Booked!
Weekend 1 of 3: May 5th-7th, 2018
Weekend 2 of 3: May 19th – 20th, 2018
Weekend 3 of 3: May 26th – 28th, 2018


Intensive: July 31st – August 7th, 2018

Canyoneer Photographer (CAPH)
June 6 – 10, 2018

Assistant Instructor (AIN)

International Validation of Skills (IVS) / Assistant Instructor (AIN)

Instructor Level 1 (IN1)
May 31st – June 9th, 2018

International Validation of Skills (IVS) /Instructor Level 1 (IN1)
May 27th – June 9th, 2018