Available IRATA Courses
IRATA Training FAQ's
The course is 5 days long. The first four days incorporates all your training, both theory and practical (although it's mostly practical). And then the last day is the Assessment day. This is when a third party Examiner, separate from Pacific Ropes, comes in to conduct your assessment.
Once you pass your assessment on the last day, you will receive a yellow copy of your assessment 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) are mailed to you.
Unfortunately, sometimes you may need to re-assess because you made a silly mistake or had a brain fart. You are allowed up to 60 days to re-assess. If you wait past 60 days, you will need to take the full four days of training again. It costs $750 to do the re-assessment. For more re-assessment and how to avoid the cost, click below.
Expect to be on your feet 90% of the time! Rope access courses are physically demanding and requires a certain fitness level. Be prepared to sweat! The courses consist of theory but will be mainly practical. Check out our fitness guidelines below. If you're not sure, you can contact us about our 1 day rope access awareness course to do a trial before you sign up for a full course.