Rope Access certification can prepare you for many facets of rope work including; standby rescue, as a supplement to a multitude of trades, rigging, offshore work, building inspection and maintenance, and even film and television. We teach to two different certifications, IRATA and SPRAT. IRATA is a global certification, which will open up opportunities world-wide while SPRAT is our local North American certification.

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IRATA Training

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 site. Our experienced trainers are here to help you become the best rope tech you can be.

IRATA Training
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SPRAT Training

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 technicians and we embody that nature within our Rope Access training.

SPRAT Training

Dates and Registration Form

We have multiple training dates each month. It takes only a few seconds to register for your next IRATA or SPRAT course with us. Register now! We're excited to have you here!

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Download this guide to begin!

  • See if Rope Access is for you
  • Tips on Rope Access Training
  • Steps to getting your first job


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Join our Women In Rope Access Training Clinics!

  • Share tips and tricks
  • Open gym practice with other ladies
  • Meet new friends
  • Get advice from our female instructors on how to navigate a male-dominated industry!

Women in Rope Access


1-day awareness course

Before committing all your time and money; why not try out the one day intro course first? Come see what this training is all about! Click below to find out dates and details.

Rope Access Awareness

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Is Rope Access even applicable to your industry? Is it a career that suits you? Click below to go through some questions to ask yourself first.

Is Rope Access for me?

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What happens after training? How do you land your first job? Here is a list of some industries that use rope access. Go to this page to sign up for our jobs list and get up to date emails on Rope Access job opportunities!

Rope Access Jobs

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What is it like working as a Rope Access Technician here in Canada? What is the lifestyle like? Click below to read some stories of other Rope Techs. Everything from how they started to the jobs they've worked on!

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Should you commit to both? Or just pick one?

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.


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Why Train With Us?

  • Full access to our Student Resources including PacRopes training manuals, videos, tips and tricks, IRATA and SPRAT resources and more! We put the work in to make sure you receive the best training even after your course.
  • Receive monthly emails highlighting jobs to apply for, training info for continuous education, and stories of other techs in the rope access community! These emails aim to help you be the most connected and successful rope tech you can be.
  • Meet our Instructors who have dedicated their careers to training! Our training team is just as diverse as your learning styles.
  • Friendly and fun atmosphere. 
  • Need more training? All our students receive the opportunity to come back as PacRopes Training Partners. You get to help a fellow rope tech while receiving free training at the same time. 
  • 10% off Fuggles and Warlock beer for Pacific Ropes students in Vancouver!!! Fuggles is our neighborhood brewery! Check out their website for the full line of their awesome and quirky beers! We love going there after a long day of training or to celebrate an assessment/evaluation. 

  • For our students in Edmonton, get 10% off Endeavour Brewery! What better way to celebrate and connect with your fellow training mates than a cold glass of beer!
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