SPRAT committee’s meet on a regular basis, each with a specific goal and purpose benefiting the society.  Click each committee name to learn more about each existing committee.

Active members can receive agendas and minutes of all open meetings by “following” a committee from their online account.
Historical minutes can be requested through the SPRAT Office at

Conference Programs Committee

The Conference Programs Committee oversees the development of presentations and other related technical programs for SPRAT’s annual conference.


Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday (monthly) at 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. UTC (subject to change)

SPRAT Office

Certification Requirements Committee

The Certification Requirements Committee maintains and manages the Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work standards document.

Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday (monthly) at 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. UTC (subject to change)

Dave Sartoni

Evaluations Committee

The SPRAT Evaluations Committee administers the rope access technician certification program according to SPRAT’s Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work.

All Evaluations Committee meetings are closed to the general membership due to the confidential information discussed.  


Industry Specific Committee

The Industry Specific Committee maintains industry specific brochures.

Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday (every other month) at 1:30 p.m. Eastern / 5:30 p.m. UTC (subject to change)

Eric Thornley

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops and reviews policies to best meet the needs of the membership, and overall incentivizing of membership.


Meeting Schedule: Second Wednesday (monthly) at 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. UTC (subject to change)

Adam Rothenberg

Regulatory Assistance Committee

The Regulatory Assistance Committee assists members, rope access professionals, and other, related industry persons with regulatory compliance and relevant standards.


Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday (every other month) at 11:00 a.m. Eastern / 3:00 p.m. UTC (subject to change)

Nate Curtis

Safe Practices Committee

The Safe Practices Committee maintains the Safe Practices for Rope Access Work standards document.

Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday (monthly) at 4:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. UTC (subject to change).

Richard Delaney

Standards Operating Committee

The Standards Operating Committee directs and manages the Standards Document Program as established by the Bylaws.


Dwight Witter

Vice Chair:
Eric Harbeson