Cave Instructor Certificate
The Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) Scheme is the highest instructing award designed for those involved in introducing others to caving, passing technical skills on to others and coaching in a variety of caves at different technical levels. The CIC Scheme is managed by the British Caving Association (BCA).
This syllabus is couched in fairly general terms. This is intentional in recognition that the scheme is not designed to produce standardised 'cardboard cut-out' instructors. However a high level of competence is required in every section. Many syllabus areas are shared with the LCMLA scheme but a much deeper level of understanding and greater range of skills is required of a CIC holder.
The training course is a minimum of thirty five hours duration.