IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) is based in the UK and it's Rope Access certification is internationally recognized. IRATA training consists of three levels of certification and we offer all three every month. Whether you are new to IRATA training, need a refresher, looking to upgrade, or need to re-certify, our in-depth IRATA training program will equip you with safer and more efficient ways to do rope access on the job site. Our experienced trainers are here to help you become the best rope tech you can be.
SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) is based in America and have aims to promote the safe use of Rope Access within our regulatory bodies here in North America. SPRAT training also consists of three levels of certification, which we host every month. Our methods of teaching aim to lay out the basics as clearly as possible; while inspiring you to problem solve and to be as efficient as possible. Team collaboration is essential for successful Rope Access teams and we embody that nature within our Rope Access training.
Both associations have their pros and cons. IRATA, although from the UK, is recognized internationally. SPRAT, based in North America, has a strong loyalty within the local Rope Access companies. Your first job maybe working for an employer who is an IRATA member; but, you may also find yourself later working for another company who is SPRAT loyal. To help you make a decision, read the blog post below to see how your current situation compares to these pros and cons and how you can make a decision.