Hosting Information

The steps listed below will help you in planning a successful certification session for you and your technicians.

For detailed information on the evaluation process, please reference SPRAT’s Evaluation Guidelines found in Public Documents.


Step#1: Confirm Membership

All host companies are required to hold a Company or Company Premier membership.  Membership is vital in the hosting process as it provides the company access to the certification portal for the submission of paperwork and the scheduling of sessions in addition to ensuring communication of new information and updates is received.  For more details on membership options visit our Member Benefits page.

Step#2: Confirm Facility and Equipment Requirements

To ensure your facility can meet the requirements of a certification session, please review the Site and Equipment Requirements and Recommendations section within the current Evaluation Guidelines located within Public Documents.

Step#3: Schedule an Evaluator

It is a requirement that all certification sessions are administered by a SPRAT appointed Evaluator. In addition to administering the evaluation session, your scheduled Evaluator will also help you prepare for the session by answering technical questions and confirming that session documentation has been submitted.  Please ensure that you share any special needs a candidate may have with the Evaluator prior to the session.  For a complete list of appointed Evaluators, visit our Evaluator List.

Step #4: Required Annual Documentation 

Evaluation Session Hosts are required to submit the following documentation on an annual basis ahead of any scheduled sessions during that calendar year.  Applicable documentation and upload capabilities are located within your online profile when logged in as a member company.

Step#5: Set-Up an Evaluation Session in Portal 

All evaluations sessions must be set-up through the certification program portal.  The designated user with Evaluation Session Host privileges can add upcoming evaluation sessions into the system at any time with the ability to add multiple sessions at one time.  Directions on how to set up a session, can be found within the Document Repository upon logging into the portal.

Additional Hosting Resources

Evaluations Session Host System User Webinar 

Evaluation Session Host Preparation Form
This optional form is intended as a prompt to ensure that an Evaluation Session Host and candidates are prepared for a rope access evaluation

Candidate Preparation Form
This optional form is intended as a prompt to ensure that a candidate is appropriately prepared for participating in a rope access evaluation. This form should be completed by the candidate and should be reviewed by a representative of the Evaluation Session Host prior to the rope access evaluation.

Training Poster 
Set to be printed to a 0.6 m x 0.9 m (24″ x 36″) poster, this document can be placed in the training area for reference by both trainers and technician candidates.  



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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