Frequently Asked Questions

No, Altius provides all the equipment needed for our rope access courses.

SPRAT Certification: Once you have completed your course, you will receive an evaluation form that acts your certification for the next 60 days. We will mail your evaluation documents once we receive them, they usually take about 4-6 weeks to process. If you do not receive it within 60 days, please contact us.

IRATA Certification: Once you have completed your course, you will receive an assessment form that acts your certification for the next 60 days. We will mail your assessment documents once we receive them, they usually take about 4-6 weeks to process. If you do not receive it within 60 days, please contact us.

If you happen to fail your assessment, we offer you to come back to train and to reassess at NO extra cost. Watch our training guarantee video here.

Irata and SPRAT both have 3 levels. Please see below for details on upgrading levels.

IRATA requires you to have at least 1000 hours on rope at your current level and with at least one year of work experience. You can not have an expired certification to upgrade. SPRAT requires you to have at least 500 hours on rope at your current level and have at least 6 months of work experience.

There is no experience needed to do rope access, we will teach you everything you need to know. To do these courses, you should be physically fit and feel comfortable at heights.

Altius is the largest independent Rope Access training company in North America - this can be verified through a number of metrics however the quantity of locations and candidates trained are two of the easiest to find and are the most quantifiable. We have an exceptional reputation for our high quality training and standards, and stand by that our trainers are the best in the industry through our training guarantee - "If you do not pass the first time you get to come back to another course and train and assess at no extra cost to you". (Subject to availability on the course)

As such we have excellent relationships with many of the top companies that are hiring certified Rope Access technicians. We are able to provide details of the companies currently seeking and hiring certified employees. Altius is completely independently owned and operated, so we have no alliance to place you with one company over another rather we are able to provide details of all companies currently searching and you can choose what is best for you and your career.

 

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