The levels of training are divided into 3 relevant groups by area of activity. The sports group governs the practice outside of professional scope; The professional group creates the profiles for technicians who work or lead canyoning activities; The training group governs the activity of professionals who can provide training courses in canyoning at previous levels.
The knowledge covered at each of the levels presented is described in the List of Skills, Knowledge and Skills (LT2C) .
The levels of formation at the bottom of the pyramid are those that require less knowledge and the higher ones are those that require more knowledge and skills.
Among the sports and professional groups there is no obligation to meet levels, ie anyone with basic knowledge and who fulfills the prerequisites for the professional group can apply.
Among the professional and training groups there is compliance with levels, ie to access the levels of the training group it is necessary to have the level of guide.
Within each group the lower levels precede the higher levels.
The ICA Professional Training and Development Regulation defines that the members of the Professional and Training groups are obliged to constantly update skills and techniques. This update is made by participation in update actions, called "updates". In the Sports group these actions are not mandatory but recommended.
The updating process is governed by the following table:
|Professional (*)||Yes: every 2 years||Yes: every 3 years|
|Training (*)||Yes: every 2 years||Yes: every 3 years|
(*) The periodicity shown in the previous table is valid for members with professional activity registered / proven in the logbook. For members who do not have proven activity the update process is annual.
The professional levels and training require a physical availability for its accomplishment and continuous work in the modality. To this end, the ICA recommends minimum physical fitness for the first level of training of the professional group, the auxiliary training course, which are presented below:
Physical fitness should be a concern of each partner and these levels must be maintained or improved throughout the training course and professional practice.