Optimum offers three levels of courses to interested rope access technicians who use rope access as the primary means of accessing their worksite.
The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) is a North American trade organization that publishes consensus standards and certifies workers to three separate standards:
Level I Technician
An individual who performs rope access work. A Level I Technician may only work under the direct, on-site supervision of a Rope Access Lead Technician or Supervisor.
Level II Technician
An individual who is responsible for physically conducting rope access operations and/or safety evaluations of rope access operations, including maintenance of associated access equipment and performs all Rope Access Lead Technician duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program
Level III Technician
An individual who is responsible for the overall rope access work site and performs all Rope Access Supervisor duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program.
Each SPRAT class at Optimum will prepare each candidate to meet the certification requirements for their designated level. These are 4-day/40 hour courses followed by a 1-day evaluation with an independent SPRAT evaluator.
Each class includes 4 days of instruction covering the appropriate levels of skill as described in SPRAT's standards.
Rope access training manual
Optimum Rope Access Solutions t-shirt
* This is a physically and mentally demanding class. Participants will be required to spend a sufficient amount of time studying written material and executing demanding physical skills. Anyone questioning their ability is encouraged to consult Optimum Academy prior to registering.
$1,495 plus $100 certification fee