NATE CTS Climber Training


Course Training Standards (CTS), is to assist NATE members in providing guidelines and consistent training to climbers. The CTP has also been developed to assist program administrators in developing a training program.

Climbers have been organized into three basic categories: Authorized Climbers, Competent Climbers, and Competent Rescuers.

This is a voluntary compliance course and organizations that use it must recognize that NATE does not evaluate students or training programs. It is the NATE member organization’s responsibility to develop and maintain their training programs. This course is only designed to assist in that task.

Users of this Standard must also recognize that as they use this document to develop a program, it is their responsibility to defend their training program if it is ever questioned or challenged by outside sources, including any federal or state regulatory agencies responsible for occupational safety and health compliance.