SPRAT - Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians


Safe Practices for Rope Access Work

Designed to provide guidance for rope access technicians, employers, and clients regarding general safety requirements for rope access work.

  • English: [pdf]
  • French: [pdf]
  • Spanish: [pdf]

Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work

This document describes in detail the technical skill and theoretical knowledge requirements needed to obtain certification to all three levels of Rope Access Technician.

  • English: [pdf]
  • French: [pdf]
  • Spanish: [pdf]

Guidelines Documents

Bridge Inspection – Typical Rope Access Techniques

This guidelines document identifies rope access techniques used to aid in the inspection of various bridge types.

  • English: [pdf]


Evaluation Guidelines

This guidelines document provides current and prospective candidates, trainers, hosts and Evaluators with the information and resources requisite in conducting impartial, consistent and efficient evaluations.


Translation Policy

The official version of a SPRAT document is the US English language version on the SPRAT web site. To facilitate global adoption, we welcome efforts to provide SPRAT standards, specifications, and documents in as many languages as possible.   Please review SPRAT’s Translation Policy for details on how to volunteer a document translation.

The above documents are copyrighted to SPRAT.  Printing of the documents is allowed when used in connection with education efforts only, and not for commercial purposes.