Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA)
The PRCA is a contemporary and progressive association that supports the development and regulation of the ropes challenge course and canopy tour / zip line industry. Established in 2003, the PRCA has achieved tremendous accomplishments from industry insurance to becoming the first ANSI Accredited Standards Developer for the industry. Currently the PRCA has an active draft standards within the ANSI review process and public reviews since 2006.
As the industry’s first American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) since 2005, the primary goals of the PRCA is to produce and manage ropes challenge course and zip line / canopy tour standards, be a advocate for the development of the ropes challenge course industry, and an ANSI ASD governing voice for the continued advancement of the industry and self regulation.
Having successfully undergone the independent review of our standards adoption procedures by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the PRCA process is reviewed to ensure fair and balanced representation for the industry. Currently the PRCA is undergoing a review of our standards per these procedures and looks to publish the first ever industry national standards in the near future.