IRATA Certification Info

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The following information is provided to help you understand the general pre-assessment requirements for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA). We also recommend reviewing the Physical Requirements prior to registering for a training course. Additional information can be found in greater detail in the current IRATA General Requirements. If you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


IRATA Level I

· 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

· Level I Field assessment by an independent IRATA Assessor on day 5.


IRATA Level II

· Minimum of 12 months work experience and have a minimum of 1,000 logged   rope hours as an IRATA level I (verification of IRATA log book should be   acceptable)

· 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

· Level II Field assessment by an independent IRATA Assessor on day 5.


IRATA Level III

· Minimum of 12 months work experience and 1,000 logged rope hours as an   IRATA level II (verification of IRATA log book should be acceptable)

· 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/III written test

· Complete a Job Safety Analysis (Risk Assessment) and Work Plan (Method   Statement)

· Complete an equipment inspection report

· Level III Field assessment by an independent IRATA Assessor on day 5.


IRATA Certification Renewal

· If re-assessing to a current level of certification, a minimum of two days   refresher training is required followed by an independent assessment.

· If you are re-assessed within 6 months prior to the expiration date on your   current certification; a new certification will be issued with an expiry date 3   years from the original certification expiration date at that level

 

SPRAT to IRATA Conversion Program for North America
IRATA has established a program in North America to provide experienced SPRAT certified level 2 and level 3 technicians the opportunity to obtain level 2 or level 3 IRATA Certification.

In order to qualify for the conversion to IRATA level 2; the SPRAT technician must have logged at least 1,000 hours, working on rope and documented in their SPRAT logbook, as a level 2 (or since they originally gained their level 2 certification for those that have recertified or upgraded to level 3).

In order to qualify for the conversion to IRATA level 3; the SPRAT technician must have logged no less than 1,000 hours, working on rope and documented in their SPRAT logbook, as a level 3 and the technician must be working for an IRATA member company.

A technician meeting the requirements stated above and interested in the conversion program must have at least 2-days of training, by an IRATA Member Training Company, prior to assessment by an IRATA Assessor. The candidate simply needs to provide the below listed information to the IRATA Member Training Company when signing up for a training course.

· Full Name
· Date of Birth
· A Copy of their current SPRAT Certification Card (with expiration date)
· The total number of hours logged at level 2 or level 3 (along with a copy of the   last few pages in their book)
· Current employer


IRATA Direct Entry Level II

Please note: IRATA now requires pre-verification and approval. The following documents are to be sent in to an IRATA verifier before training and assessment commences.

· Technicians will need to complete an IRATA Previous Work Log (IRATA form 030)   showing a minimum of 18 months and 1500 hours working on a two rope   system

· Professional resume (pertaining to work at height and should include   references)

· Letter of recommendation from employer or trainer

· Standard Company Operating Procedures

Upon Approval:

· 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 & II written test

· Level I & II Field assessment by an independent IRATA Assessor on day 5   (IRATA requires a 2 day assessment for DE).


IRATA Direct Entry Level III

Please note: IRATA does not accept level III DE entry candidates unless the candidate is actively working for an IRATA Member Company. Pre-verification is required with the following documentation:

· Technicians will need to complete an IRATA Previous Work Log (IRATA form 030)   showing a minimum of 24 months and 2500 hours working on a two rope   system experience

· Professional resume

· Letter of recommendation from employer or trainer

· Standard Operating Procedures

Upon approval:

· Complete a four-day (minimum) rope access training course from an IRATA   Training Member Company

· Complete a written test for levels I, II & III

· Complete a Job Safety Analysis (Risk Assessment) and Work Plan (Method   Statement)

· Complete an equipment inspection report

· Level I, II & III Assessment of practical and supervisory skills by an IRATA   Independent Assessor (mandatory two day assessment in order to complete   all level I, II & III skills)


Direct Entry Side Notes:

Please be aware that Ropeworks training courses are not generally set up for direct entry into the IRATA system.


Ropeworks' general policy for DE requires a candidate to attend a 4 day rope access training course followed by a one day assessment to the level directly below their desired level of certification. Upon a successful assessment, pre-verification and a second week of training followed by a second assessment day, at a later date, will then complete the process. An additional fee of $200 will also apply for direct entry processing.