Get Involved

The Vertical Training Commission (VTC) is structured as a national commission within the National Speleological Society (NSS), tasked with overseeing vertical training of interested cavers within the United States. To do this, VTC helps define the vertical competencies and educational materials needed to train interested cavers through grottos, regional and national events. VTC is structured with a board, curriculum committee, advisory board, and staff that currently includes a webmaster. We welcome any nominations or self-nominations to serve in these positions; please fill out the information below with your interest in these and other positions, as well as your interest in participation as a student, trainer, or master trainer

VTC Interest Application

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Tell us what areas of VTC you are interested in learning more about.
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Please tell us why you are interested in VTC and what qualifications you have.