General Information


The Direct Entry program is intended for individuals who have obtained rope access skills and experience outside of the SPRAT certification program. All Direct Entry candidates must hold or have held a certification in a recognized rope access association*.

To ensure a complete review by the Evaluations Committee, Direct Entry candidates should submit the required documentation no less than five weeks in advance of the scheduled evaluation date. Applications may be submitted by the individual, the Evaluation Session Host, or training provider. Provided documentation of work experience shall be in accordance with Safe Practices for Rope Access Work, which is publicly available within Public Documents

In addition to the required documentation, a nonrefundable application fee will be assessed at the time of application submission.  This fee does not cover candidate fees associated with an evaluation session.

The following table provides a summary of eligibility requirements for Level 2 and Level 3 Direct Entry consideration:

* Information on currently recognized rope access associations can be found within the Rope Access Evaluation Guidelines, section 9.

  Direct Entry L2 Direct Entry L3

Recognized organization* level
(current or expired)


1 ≥ 6 months,
≥ 500 hours as L1
Not eligible
2 ≥ 500 hours

≥ 6 months as L2,
≥ 1000 total hours,
≥ 500 hours as L2 (as part of 1000 hours)

3 ≥ 500 hours ≥ 1000 total hours

For more information or to complete an application, click the link below.









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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.



Membership in the organization is open to any company or individual interested in furthering the interest of rope access. Current members include a broad cross-section of commercial industry, professional services, and government agencies.



Member consensus and committee developed standards, guidelines, policies and procedure drafted with modern regulations and geographic requirements in mind and built for the benefit of the current technician, company and general member. 



The SPRAT Office can be reached Monday through Friday,
between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Address : 994 Old Eagle School Road; Suite 1019
    Wayne, PA 19087-1866
  • Phone : 610.971.4850
  • Fax : 610.971.4859
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