Age Requirement: must be 18 years of age.
Courses run 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. Saturday is test day.
Recertification’s have the option to attend Tuesday to Friday with Assessment on Saturdays. Price remains the same. Please call to inform if this is your intent.
PRICING as of JANUARY 1, 2019
IRATA Training (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Rope Access Technician, Level 1–5 days training, 1 day testing: $2000 + 15% HST (Montreal $2200 + tax)
Rope Access Technician, Level 2–5 days training, 1 day testing: $2000 + 15% HST (Montreal $2200 + tax)
Rope Access Technician, Level 3–5 days training, 1 day testing: $2000 + 15% HST (Montreal $2200 + tax)
Rope Access Technician Assessment Session-1 Day: $400 + 15% HST
SPRAT Training (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Rope Access Technician, Level 1–5 days training, 1 day testing: $2000 + 15% HST (Dartmouth Only)
Rope Access Technician, Level 2–5 days training, 1 day testing: $2000 + 15% HST (Dartmouth Only)
Rope Access Technician, Level 3–5 days training, 1 day testing: $2000 + 15% HST (Dartmouth Only)
Rope Access Technician Evaluation Session – 1 day: $400 + 15% HST
Dual Level 1 Certifications (IRATA & SPRAT) are $2500 + 15% HST (Dartmouth Only not offered in Montreal)
For failed LEVEL 1 test the follow up training is free but extra Assessments Day will cost $200. Montreal $300. We will make every reasonable effort to fit you in to next available opening.
Failed upgrading for Level 2 or 3 that Assessor or Trainer have deemed not ready for their desired level, full course price will apply for extra training and assessment.
For this reason please ensure you are ready and competent for upgrading for desired level as stated in IRATA TACS section 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
Course Cancellation Policy:
Registration is not confirmed until paid in full. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Cancellations or schedule changes are sometimes inevitable. The following policies are necessary to run our business.
- Cancellations or date changes with more than 14 days notice prior to course start date will be able to transfer deposit fee to another course date.
- 50% of tuition fees will be charged for cancellations or changes within 14 days.
- 100% of tuition fees will be charged for cancellations or changes within 7 days or once course has begun. If you drop out for any reason you cannot be refunded. We operate on small margins and your spot could have been sold to another student.
- Tuition for cancellations resulting from weather or other factors outside of Keltic Falcon’s control will be credited toward a future course.
This course is intended for people wishing to prepare for IRATA and SPRAT certification exams at all levels. The course combines both theory and practical exercises in order to ensure that participants have a comprehensive understanding of the material and ability to safely work at height using rope access techniques. Students are trained in the use of the most common equipment used for this industry.
If you sustain strain or sprain injuries during course that inhibit you from completing course or test we cannot refund your money. We will make every reasonable effort to add you to the next available course or assessment date you are injury free. Please ensure you have read physical fitness requirements to complete course.
The IRATA Assessors and SPRAT Evaluators are at the heart of the certification process as they ensure that IRATA and SPRAT certified technicians have demonstrated the highest level of skill and professionalism. Using their diverse background and experience gained from years of rope access work, each assessor or evaluator offers a fair and objective review of the skills demonstrated by each candidate.
Keltic Falcon hires these independent IRATA and SPRAT certified assessors for all courses taught. These assessments or evaluations can end by mid-afternoon for a level one candidate and last up to 12 hours for a level III candidate. The length of the assessment depends on the skill and speed of the candidates, the style of the Assessor/Evaluator, and the number of candidates being tested.
Upon successful completion and registration following an IRATA or SPRAT training course, the trainee will receive an IRATA or SPRAT logbook (dependent on course taken), identification card and certificate, which unlike many other qualifications are recognized around the world.
A SPRAT candidate who fails the testing must wait at least seven days before retesting. The candidate is not required to retake a successfully completed written test if the field assessment/evaluation is conducted within 60 days of the original testing session. For failed IRATA Assessments it is at the Assessors discretion for retest time frame required.
Failure of the Written Examination:
A score of 80% or better constitutes a passing score for the written test. A candidate who fails the written test but passes the field test component of the course can retake the written test between seven (7) and sixty (60) days from the date of the testing without being required to retake the Field Examination.
The majority of assessments/evaluations have no failures, but the rigorous standards set by IRATA and SPRAT means that failures do happen. Being an IRATA or SPRAT certified technician means that the individual has demonstrated the skills and knowledge at the level of their certification to an independent, professional assessor or evaluator. Because of the seriousness of work-at-height, this approach is mandatory.
There is a clear analogy to motor vehicle licenses and the testing required to get them. As with the driving test, there are certain mistakes that result in automatic failure and that doesn’t necessarily mean you are bad driver, but under testing conditions, you made a serious mistake or couldn’t perform a certain operation.
Fortunately, like with the driving test, you are allowed to retake a test.
All of our certified courses come with a training guarantee. If you do not pass your first IRATA or Sprat assessment for Level 1, you may return and join a future training course that has space available and carry out any additional training required free of charge. Extra assessment days will however cost $200.00. A second failure may indicate rope access is not a career for you and additional training would again be at full price if you decide to take against trainers advice of same.
If you are a current Level 1, 2 or 3 you must bring your up to date Irata Logbook and ID card. If your ticket has expired you must let us know in advance. You cannot upgrade on an expired ticket dependent on time frame expired.
Direct Entry IRATA candidates must allow at least four weeks from initial enquiry to obtain IRATA verification. Six Weeks for direct entry from SPRAT to IRATA. The cost for Direct Entry verification is currently $200 plus HST on top of regular registration fees from IRATA. SPRAT direct entries cost $350 US payable to SPRAT. Website link for application is https://sprat.org/cert/
NB: Expired technicians should not be working using rope access techniques.
At Keltic Falcon we strive to provide the best possible training. We do value our customer’s input so if there is anything you feel that should be added to these instructions or you have feedback that you wish to pass on beyond the questionnaire provided at the end of the course please feel free to contact me anytime.
Daniel Thornton: DanielThornton@KelticFalcon.com