A SPRAT certification provides instant recognition and credibility for the Technicians who carry it, and the companies who invest in it. In turn, companies that hire rope access services will look for the SPRAT certification, and will know you offer the industry’s best in technical achievement.
For detailed information on the evaluation process, please reference SPRAT’s Evaluation Guidelines found in Public Documents.
There are three levels of certification available to interested rope access technicians:
- Level I Technician
An individual who performs rope access work. A Level I Technician may only work under the direct, on-site supervision of a Rope Access Lead Technician or Supervisor
- Level II Technician
An individual who is responsible for physically conducting rope access operations and/or safety evaluations of rope access operations, including maintenance of associated access equipment and performs all Rope Access Lead Technician duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program
- Level III Technician
An individual who is responsible for the overall rope access work site and performs all Rope Access Supervisor duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program.
How can I become SPRAT certified?
To become a SPRAT certified technician, all candidates will be required to attend a certification session and pass a written test, verbal test, and a hands-on physical performance based test assessed by a SPRAT certified Evaluator. To be eligible to test at each level, additional requirements may be required. A complete listing of the requirements at each level of certification is detailed in our Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work.
Where can I attend a certification session?
SPRAT certification sessions occur year round and throughout the world. Scheduled sessions can be found on our Online Calendar. If you are unable to find a session that is convenient to your schedule or location, check out SPRAT’s Training Companies List.
Can I organize and host a certification session?
A company that is able to meet the facility and equipment requirements will be eligible to host a certification session at their site. For further information on the requirements on planning and hosting a certification session, please visit our Hosting Information Page.
I have rope access experience, is there an option for direct entry into levels II or III?
Direct entry or conversion is available to candidates who can show proof of their experience in rope access. The requirements for direct entry into Level II or conversion at Level III are outlined in our Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work found on the Public Documents page. Please note that all documentation related to direct entry and conversion must be approved by the Evaluations Committee in advance of the session. Interested candidates should send a Pre-Approval Application (Level III Application / Level II Application) along with supporting documentation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no less than five weeks in advance of the scheduled evaluation session. Please note that a nonrefundable application fee will be assessed at the time of submission. This fee does not cover the certification processing cost assessed following the completion of a successful evaluation.