See the Instructor Contacts page to see when you are due for recertification.

To help in the administration of our association (which is done voluntarily by our executive team), members are asked to submit relevant documentation by May 31st in the year of registration expiry.

When your recertification falls due, please provide evidence of the following to the Membership Secretary and pay $100 for 2 years membership (bank details below).

Your TCIA assessment cost includes your first year of TCIA Membership – thereafter a recurring cost of $100 every two years is payable as part of the requalification process.

ICG – Indoor Climbing Guide
  • Instruct a minimum of 10 sessions, over a two year period. *
  • If you hold an ICG qualification  alongside another TCIA qualification, you need to demonstrate instructional currency for both streams in your logbook up to the required amount.
AG – Abseil Guide 

Formerly known as BAI

  • Instruct a minimum of 10 sessions, over a two year period. *
TRG – Tope Rope Guide

Formerly known as TRG

  • Instruct a minimum of 10 sessions, over a two year period. *
SPG – Single Pitch Guide
  • Instruct a minimum of 10 climbing sessions, over a two year period. *
  • Lead climb 20 different routes of your own climbing. A minimum of 10 of these should be traditional climbing conducted in a variety of areas. No minimum grade is specified.
MPG – Multi Pitch Guide
  • Instruct a minimum of 10 climbing sessions over a two year period. *
  • Climb a minimum of 50 pitches at a variety of locations (at least half will be traditional climbing and at least half will be in a multi-pitch setting). A minimum standard of Grade 15 is required for all pitches.

* If you hold multiple accreditations (ie AG and ICG), your logbook must show a reasonable number of sessions in each stream to provide an argument for currency of skills. Members that do not have enough verifiable logged sessions may be required to resit assessment to verify the currency of their skills.


  • Members who allow their certification to lapse for six months (or longer) will require a full reassessment prior to being recertified.
  • New TCIA Members and upgraded qualifications, Your Assessment fee includes the first 12months of membership (minimum 5 months) in line with the financial year. these recertifications only require half the displayed requirements.
  • You should demonstrate ongoing personal currency in the skill sets (ICG/AG/TRG) by showing up to 10 personal sessions in each relevant stream.
  • In previous years, the TCIA has asked members to provide evidence of their current first aid qualifications when applying for recertification. In line with other outdoor professional bodies in Australia, we have made the decision to no longer require this evidence when you submit your logbook for recertification. It is, however, a community expectation that outdoor professionals hold current first aid qualifications, the TCIA strongly encourages you to pursue and maintain these to support safe work practices in both your vocational and recreational endeavours.
Electronic Log Book Proforma
Direct Deposit Information
  • BSB: 037-014
  • Account number: 238297
  • Account Name: Tas Climbing Instructors Assoc
  • Reference: {Your Name} and/or {Invoice Number}


Photos Left to Right: Tim Wheelan Moonlight Buttress 12 (Sentinel Range) (Photo Paul Scott), Northern end of White Water Wall and Light Fingered Madison Buttress (Photo Paul Scott), Paul Scott Ice Climbing Storeys Bluff (Ben Lomond) (Photo Gary Kuehn)