The steps listed below will help you in planning a successful certification session for you and your technicians. For a quick-reference list of all documents as well as Spanish and French translations of select documents, please visit Hosting Resources.
For detailed information on the evaluation process, please reference SPRAT’s Evaluation Guidelines found in Public Documents.
Step#1: Confirm Facility and Equipment Requirements
To ensure your facility can meet the requirements of a certification session, please review the Evaluation Facility and Equipment Requirements within Section 3 and 4 (pages 6, 7, and 8) of SPRAT’s Evaluation Guidelines found in Public Documents.
Important Note: It is recommended that all hosts ensure that First Aid kits are stocked and that they are prepared in the event of an injury. The Evaluator will assess any potential hazards when he/she arrives and will discuss a specific rescue plan prior to the start of the session.
Step#2: Schedule an Evaluator
It is a requirement that all certification sessions are administered by a SPRAT-certified 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 your paperwork has been properly 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 SPRAT-certified Evaluators, visit our Evaluator List.
Step#3: Prepare the Required Paperwork:
Hosts are required to submit the following documentation.
- Host Agreement:
Submission of a host agreement is a vital step in holding a session. The agreement must be completed on an annual basis, ahead of any scheduled session. To request an agreement, please contact the SPRAT Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a requirement that all hosts hold either a Company or Company Premier membership with SPRAT.
Note: Each candidate will be required to have a government issued identification to show on the day of the session. Hosts should also have ID style electronic photo for each candidate or be prepared to take the photos on the day of the session.
- Choose Payment Options (optional)
There is a $100 fee for each technician candidate (including new certifications, recertifications, upgrades, and failed candidates) applied following the completion of the session. To help expedite the processing of certifications, host companies can register for an automatic payment program. To sign up for this program, click here. Completed forms can be emailed to the SPRAT Office at email@example.com. Alternatively, if you prefer to pay via credit card on a per session basis, you can submit a credit card authorization form with the submitted materials, click here for access to the form.
- Certificate of Insurance:
All hosts are required to comply with SPRAT’s approved Evaluation Session Insurance Policy. It is imperative that you review the Evaluation Session Insurance Policy well in advance of your scheduled session and provide all required paperwork to the SPRAT Office.
- Apply for Direct Entry/Conversion Pre-Approval
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.
Step #4: Confirm Membership
All host companies are required to hold a Company or Company Premier membership in good standing within the Society. For more information on membership options visit our Member Benefits page, and when ready contact the SPRAT Office at email@example.com to obtain a membership application.
Step#5: Online Calendar Listing (Optional)
If you are a training company interested in promoting your upcoming SPRAT course and certification session, you have the option of listing the details of the session on SPRAT’s Online Calendar. To request a listing, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Name of Training Center
- Website of training center
- Location of training center (city, state, country)
- Contact phone number
- Levels to be evaluated (optional)
Questions? Contact the SPRAT office at 610-971-4850 or email@example.com.
Direct entry is available to candidates who can show proof of their experience in rope access. The requirements for direct entry into Levels II and 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 must be approved by the Evaluations Committee in advance of the session. Interested candidates should send all documentation in addition to a Pre-Approval Application (Level III Application / Level II Application) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for submission to the Committee no less than six weeks in advance of the scheduled evaluation session. Please note that a nonrefundable Application Fee based on your preferred level 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.