IRATA Certification Info

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The following information is provided to help you understand the general requirements for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) certification. Additional information can be found in greater detail in the current IRATA Training Assessment Certification Scheme (TACS). IRATA candidates wishing to recertify or upgrade through the normal process must have a valid certificate on the day of the assessment. IRATA provides specific guidance for candidates with expired certification wishing to recertify or advance. If you have or expect to have an expired IRATA certificate on the day of the assessment, contact us at training@ropeworks.com. We also recommend reviewing the Physical Requirements prior to registering for a training course.


IRATA Level I

• Minimum age of 18 years.
• No prior experience necessary.
• Complete a four-day (minimum) rope access training course from an IRATA Training Member Company and managed by an IRATA Level III.
• Complete a Level I written test.
• Complete a Level I assessment by an independent IRATA Assessor.


IRATA Level II

• Minimum of 1000 hours and 12 months experience as an IRATA Level I technician (documented in a IRATA log book).
• Complete a four-day (minimum) rope access training course from an IRATA Training Member Company and managed by an IRATA Level III.
• Complete a Level II written test.
• Complete a Level II assessment by an independent IRATA Assessor.


IRATA Level III

• In possession of a valid First Aid certification.
• Minimum of 1000 hours and 12 months experience as an IRATA Level II technician (documented in a IRATA log book).
• Complete a four-day (minimum) rope access training course from an IRATA Training Member Company and managed by an IRATA Level III.
• Complete a Level III written test.
• Complete a Level III assessment by an independent IRATA Assessor.


IRATA Certification Renewal

• IRATA certificates are valid for three years.
• All revalidating candidates are required to complete a minimum of four days of training prior to the assessment.
• If re-training and successful assessment are completed in the 6 month period prior to the expiry of a current certificate, a new certificate will be issued with an expiry date 3 years from the date of expiry on the previous certificate.