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rope access training

We are excited to announce that we have opened our new 3000 square foot purpose-built training facility in Oakland, NJ. With over 4000 feet of rope in service and 30 ft. ceiling height, we can better accommodate our students with increased hands-on time. Our new, extra large 16 ft. high roof simulation platform will provide excellent rooftop simulation experience. This is the largest and best equipped SPRAT certified rope access training facility in the United States. In addition, we are the only IACET accredited rope access training provider in the eastern U.S.


AxcessRescue specializes in needs based, SPRAT certified, rope access training. We provide training to those whose work varies from low angle to complex high angle situations. We believe the level of training required should be based upon the type of work being done. Safety is the number one goal of work on rope and we strive to instill safe work and rescue practices in our students.


We provide prepare students for SPRAT Level I, Level II, or Level III certification. Our rope access courses are concluded with a complete SPRAT evaluation session that provides internationally recognized certification. This includes the SPRAT written, oral, and practical skills test. The cost of the SPRAT evaluation session is included in our course fees.


Our rope access courses exceed the following standards:

• SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians)

• ISO 22846 standards

ANSI Z490.1 adult training criteria

ANSI A10.32 fall protection

Z359.2 managed fall protection programs

• 2017 OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces regulations


Our east coast training center is the premier, purpose-built facilities of its kind. It provides unparalleled training opportunities that maximize student hands-on time and skill retention.

• Over 4000 feet of rope in service

• 30 ft. ceiling height

• Air conditioned classroom

• True fall protection equipment use

• Realistic training props including towers, scaffolds, ladders, and elevated platforms

• All necessary equipment from all major manufacturers

• Instructors with unequalled breadth of knowledge


For our standard length (4 days + evaluation) rope access courses, we provide 3.8 CEUs (continuing education units) to those that pass the course. No partial credit CEUs will be awarded. We provide CEUs based upon the number of hours of training participation (10 hours = 1 CEU). The CEUs are provided through our issuance of an AxcessRescue certificate. This is not part of the SPRAT certification.

AxcessRescue training is physically demanding and requires a strong level of physical fitness. You will be required to climb and descend rope for the entire duration of the class and evaluation session. Prospective attendees that exceed 210 pounds or those that have physical fitness concerns should contact us prior to course registration. Attendees must be able to, at a minimum, squat and stand without assistance 10 times. Leg strength is required to continuously climb and to perform complex rope access maneuvers. All students are encouraged to see their doctor prior to starting any of our courses. Those with cardiac conditions, obesity, surgeries within the past 12 months, or other physical impairments are responsible to see their doctor prior to attempting an AxcessRescue course. AxcessRescue is not and cannot be responsible for inability to complete a course or successfully pass an evaluation session, or for any condition arising from the exertion required to participate in a course. Course refunds or student substitutions due to inability to complete a course are not available. AxcessRescue is not and cannot be responsible for the failure to read this information in full. This disclaimer is not and cannot be fully inclusive of all potential reasons for attendees inability to complete a strenuous activity such as a rope access or tower climbing course.


Course attendees will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to starting the course.

Sustaining Member

Our rope access courses run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday


Rope access course prerequisites:

Rope Access Level 1: none

Rope Access Level 2: SPRAT Level I Certification and SPRAT min. hours

Rope Access Level 3: SPRAT Level II Certification, SPRAT min. hours, capable in Level 1 and Level 2 skills

Rope Access Level 1 Refresher: SPRAT Level I Certification (current or expired)

Rope Access Level 2 Refresher: SPRAT Level II Certification (current or expired)

Rope Access Level 3 Refresher: SPRAT Level III Certification (current or expired) + continuous work experience utilizing rope access techniques and fully capable in Level 1 and Level 2 skills

Rope Access Level 2 Direct Entry: SPRAT pre-approval and capable in Level 1 skills

Rope Access Level 3 Direct Entry: SPRAT pre-approval and fully capable in Level 1 and Level 2 skills