Benefits for Member Associations

The UIAA qualifications database (please use contact details below for access) provides a range of benefits for member organisations, and individual climbers and mountaineers seeking to improve their skills and knowledge. Here are some of the key benefits for member associations:


Online Presence

The UIAA Qualifications database is hosted securely by the UIAA. It reliably traces all stages of the vigorous validation process required for accreditation and displays certificates for recognised qualifications, along with the expiry date. It manages all stages of the inspection process and associated reports and allows instant checks of the validity of qualifications for mountain activities. .



The database provides assurance of standardised training and certification programs for various mountain activities, such as hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountaineering (and ski mountaineering). This ensures that climbers and mountaineers have the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively engage in these activities.


Quality Assurance

The UIAA training standards provide a clear path for climbing instructors and leaders to develop their skills and advance their careers. This can lead to higher-paying job opportunities and increased job satisfaction.


International Recognition

The UIAA qualifications database is recognised internationally, which means that federations can demonstrate the competence of their leaders and instructors to potential employers and clients around the world. It offers the option for federations to negotiate cross-recognition if they desire such collaboration.

Overall, the UIAA qualifications database provides a valuable service to climbers and mountaineers seeking to improve their skills and knowledge, and to the climbing and mountaineering industry as a whole, by promoting safety, standardisation, and professional development