The CIC e.V. is a non-profit organisation that evolved out of the CEC, which was founded in1995. It is
therefore the oldest canyon guide training programme worldwide. Starting in
France, the then CEC alloweda transfer
of technical knowledge to other, mostly German-speaking, European countries.
That expertise has since been the basis of many training programmes for canyoning guides.
The CIC views itself as an innovative organisation
that is constantly developing and researching in the field of canyoning in
order to bring the best advantages to its members.