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Find your niche in the outdoor community: Skills courses to build your resume, training for real life, challenge yourself to be prepared.

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Our Courses

Initial training, recertification, continuing education. Every course represents the highest caliber in certifications, curriculum, and faculty in the nation.

Be In Touch

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains alongside Cane Creek, Landmark Learning supports two campuses on 40+ acres of mountainside with optional lodging onsite.

Mailing Address: PO Box 1888, Cullowhee NC 28723

FedEx and UPS Address: 1333 Cane Creek Rd, Sylva NC 28779 (DO NOT GPS!)

Telephone: (828) 293-5384

Email: main@landmarklearning.org

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 3:30pm EST




Land Acknowledgement

Landmark Learning humbly acknowledges its presence on the Cherokee Nation’s ancestral lands near Tali Tsisgwayahi, ‘Two Sparrows Place’. We honor Cherokee stewardship over generations; venerate past, present, and future elders; and commit to fostering respect, understanding, and partnership with the Cherokee Nation and all Indigenous communities as we journey forward together.

Our Mission

Landmark Learning’s mission is to be the leading resource in education and training for the outdoor community, advancing national standards through a network of professional educators, researchers, and certification specialists.

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Our Directors

” Landmark Learning, as a school of higher education, exists for the service to the ever-growing body of persons who claim the outdoors as their work environment. Through national partnerships we have created strong relationships with outdoor industry leaders to provide updated, practical, and relevant information and skill sets in the curricula we teach. “

-Justin and Mairi Padgett