Available IRATA Courses

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IRATA L1 Course

The IRATA L1 course is designed for new students who have never done any rope access course before. You'll be introduced to the IRATA certification process, learn how to operate the rope access system, and what your role is in a rope access team. At the end of the course, if you pass your assessment, you'll receive an IRATA L1 certification, which is required for rope access work in BC and Alberta. Click the button for more information.

IRATA Level 1

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IRATA L2 Course

The IRATA L2 certification is designed for anyone who has completed their L1 and meets the IRATA L2 prerequisite requirements for training admittance. The L2 course goes beyond the basics and focuses on advanced rigging techniques developed to achieve more complex access solutions. One and two person rescues will be emphasized. Click below to find out how you can prepare for your L2. 

IRATA Level 2

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IRATA L3 Course

The IRATA L3 course  is created for anyone who is required or interested in supervising a team of Rope Access technicians on a job site. This course will prepare applicants to lead their teams through complex and advanced rigging and rescue scenarios, while emphasizing the need for excellent leadership skills, paperwork, and job site management. Click below to see if IRATA L3 is meant for you!

IRATA Level 3

IRATA Training FAQ's

How long are the IRATA courses?

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.

What do I get when I pass?

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.

What happens if I don't pass?

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.


How fit do you have to be?

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.

Fitness Guidelines
What is the cost of training?

The IRATA course is $2000 plus GST. To get a discount, sign up for our newsletter!

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Are there group rates?

Yes! We have a Corporate Training program for larger groups. To find out more, click below.

Corporate Training Program

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!