SPRAT Training Program

We offer SPRAT training courses for SPRAT level 1, level 2, and level 3. As well as direct entry and conversion options. Our head office and training center is in Vancouver, BC! If you're thinking about training with us, check out our SPRAT training program below.

Pre-requisites

  • You'll need to be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide government ID or passport details. 
  • You have good strength‐to‐weight ratio and average to good cardio fitness level.
  • Healthy joints and full‐function of extremities (especially hands).

SPRAT Level 1

Pre-requisites

  • Minimum of 6 months as a Level 1 SPRAT Rope Access Technician
  • Minimum of 500 logged hours of rope access work

SPRAT Level 2

Pre-requisites

  • Minimum of 6 months as a Level 2 SPRAT Rope Access Technician
  • Minimum of 500 logged hours of rope access work as a Level 2 technician

SPRAT Level 3

Dates and Registration Form

We have multiple dates each month. Click below to find the ones that suit your schedule the best.

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Common SPRAT Training Questions

How long is the course?
The course is 5 days long. The first four days incorporate all your training, both theory and practical (although it's mostly practical). And then the last day is the Evaluation day. This is when a third party Evaluator from SPRAT, separate from Pacific Ropes, comes in to conduct your practical exam.
What do I receive once I pass?
Once you pass your Evaluation on the last day, you will receive a yellow copy of your Evaluation form that will act as your temporary certification. This yellow copy is valid for 60 days while your ID card, certificate, and logbook (if you're a level 1) get mailed to you directly from SPRAT.
What happens if I don't pass?

Unfortunately, sometimes you may need to re-evaluate because you made a silly mistake or had a brain fart. You will need to wait at least 7 days before you try for your second evaluation. It costs $550 to do the re-evaluation in Vancouver. For more information on the re-evaluation and how to avoid the cost, click below:

Re-Assessments

What do I need to bring?
We will provide all the equipment that you will need for training. If you have your own CSA approved helmet, you may bring that but it is not necessary.  A welcome email will be sent to you after registration with additional details!
What is the cost? Are there discounts?

The cost of an SPRAT course in Vancouver is $1800 plus GST. If you would like to do both SPRAT and IRATA, the cost is $2300 plus GST.

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What time do the classes start?
The classes start at 8am every day and end around 4-4:30pm each day.
Will I be fit enough?

Expect to be on your feet 90% of the time! The SPRAT courses are physically demanding and requires a certain fitness level. Be prepared to sweat! The courses consist of theory but will be mainly practical. Our group sizes are usually 6-8 with 2 instructors. All students receive 10% off equipment sales for a whole year!

Fitness Guidelines

Can I do IRATA and SPRAT together?

Yes you can! We are able to train your IRATA and SPRAT curriculum during the same four training days. You will just need to do the IRATA assessment on a different day than the SPRAT evaluation. So, you will need to be available on Saturday as well as the Friday for your assessment. To decide if you want to do IRATA or SPRAT or both, click below!

IRATA or SPRAT

Can I do a direct entry into SPRAT 2 or 3?

If you believe you have equivalent two-rope system experience from previous work, you may be eligible to do either the SPRAT Level 2 direct entry of the SPRAT Level 3 conversion. The difference being that you will need to have an existing L3 rope access certification from a different rope access association in order to do the conversion. To get details of both procedures, click below!

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SPRAT L3 Conversion

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Why Train With Us?

  • Full access to our Student Resources including PacRopes training manuals, videos, tips and tricks, SPRAT resources and more! We put the work in to make sure you receive the best training even after your course.
  • Students receive special discounts at our Equipment Shop.
  • 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. Check out our photos below!
  • 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 evaluation. 

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I did my IRATA level 1 here and it was a fantastic experience. The facility is clean and thoughtfully laid out. Most importantly, the instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful! I love this place and would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone thinking of coming here.

Big thanks to Josh and Cam for teaching a rope access newbie such as myself how to not die. Also a shout out to Don's husky, who I might dognap (shhh...)

Sara King

Quite a physically demanding course but well worth it! Super supportive staff during well booking. As for the instructors; they are knowledgeable, and patient. They take the time to make sure you have a firm comprehension of the material, as well are willing to work one on one with you to make sure get anything you're struggling with. They bring a great atmosphere and a fun learning environment.

Christopher Karg

Excellent instructor, excellent facility. Would definitely recommend some research prior to attending a rope access course. Glad I chose Pacific Ropes to train with! I feel remarkably confident after 4 training days with them.

Dan Quist

Big thanks to the staff/team at Pacific Ropes. The office admin made everything seem less and were very helpful with questions and concerns.

The training provided by Don and Josh was legendary. They made it fun and made sure we learned proper efficient technique and challenged us throughout the week. I would recommend taking the course here and will be coming back for course refreshers or recertifications. I won’t be looking to go anywhere else now that I have found these guys.

Pacific Ropes feels like a home away from home now!

Tristan Tafel

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