National chief

Level 4 National Chief

The Level 4 National Chief Certification certifies highly qualified setters to be Chief Setter at USAC National and exhibition events.

Certification is accomplished through a successful internship during two USAC National or exhibition events where the intern will work as an understudy to the Chief Setter. At the completion of the second event the intern will receive a pass or fail at the discretion of attending Executive Committee and Routesetter Committee members.

A candidate will be certified for either bouldering or roped events at one time (their ‘chosen discipline’). If a candidate chooses to certify for both disciplines at different times, each certification will be judged independently of the other.

Internship Duration

  • 5-7 days for each event

Prerequisites

  • Level 3 National Certification; OR
  • Assistant Routesetter for one or more USAC National or exhibition events in their chosen discipline
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5.13a or V8

Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two professional references

Outcomes (after two successful internships)

  • Level 4 National Chief Certification in chosen discipline
  • Certified to be Chief Setter at USAC National or exhibition events

Membership Requirements

  • To maintain Level 4 National Chief Certification setters must pay an annual membership fee of $39
  • Setters must also work as a Chief Setter for at least one USAC Regional/Divisional/National event or as an Assistant Setter at a USAC National event every two years