SPRAT Level 3 Course

SPRAT L3 certification is intended for anyone who is looking to progress through their rope access career and take on new challenges. As a SPRAT Level 3 technician, you're trained to take on more responsibilities for any rope access team you lead including managing more complex rescue and rigging scenarios. To be eligble for your SPRAT Level 3, you must have at least 500 hours of work experience as a Level 2 Technician.

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How to Thrive in Your SPRAT Level 3 Training

Whether you're re-certifying your SPRAT Level 3 or looking to upgrade from Level 2, you'll be getting ready to spend a week with us learning and practicing more complex rescues and rigging scenarios. As a SPRAT Level 3, you'll be faced with more responsibilities at work managing a team and being responsible for other rope access technicians. 

Besides showing you the most efficient way to perform your maneuvers, we will also focus on discussing what your responsibilities are when it comes to managing safety on the work site. Our SPRAT Level 3 course will help prepare you to take on the Rope Access Supervisor role so that you can continue to be challenged in your career. 

To help you better understand the SPRAT Level 3 syllabus, we're working on breaking down the cirriculum into smaller digestible parts so you can study each part of the syllabus effectively.  If you want to be notified of its completion, fill in the form below. 


  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Equipment Use and Inspection
  • Job Safety
  • Management and Communication
  • Team Scenario
  • Use of Back-up Devices
  • Use of Descenders
  • Use of Ascenders
  • Change-overs
  • Passing Knots
  • Rope-to-Rope Transfer
  • Deviation
  • Re-anchor (>2 m)
  • Negotiate Edge
  • Rope and Sling Protection
  • Horizontal Aid Climbing
  • Vertical Aid Climbing
  • Rescue through Knots
  • Rescue through Deviation or Re-Anchor
  • Rescue from middle of Re-anchor or Rope to Rope
  • Rescue from Horizontal Aid Climbing
  • Knots and Hitches
  • Rigging and System Dynamics
  • Anchorage Systems
  • Rope Access System Pre-rigged to Lower
  • Retrievable Rope Systems
  • Cross-Haul
  • Hauling and Lowering through knots
  • Tensioned Rope Systems
  • Minimum of 6 months as a Level 2 SPRAT Technician
  • Minimum of 500 hours as a Level 2 SPRAT Technician
Our SPRAT courses include 4 days of training and an evaluation on the 5th day. Classes each day run from 8am to 4 or 4:30pm each day.

Once you've passed your SPRAT Level 3 Evaluation, your certification will be valid for 3 years. From there, you will need to re-certify again for another 3 years. Even though you've reached the top of the SPRAT training progression, you can still continue to be challenged by becoming involved with the SPRAT association. Visit their website to learn how you can become a voting member and be involved with any changes to the curriculum or standard safe practices. 

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


For your SPRAT Level 3, it costs $1800 to do the course in Vancouver.

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Expect to be on your feet 90% of the time! The SPRAT course is 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!

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Why Train with Pacific Ropes?

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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

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 recirtifications. 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

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
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