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NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS)


The Fourth Edition of the NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS) is now available.

The NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS) was developed to establish the minimum requirements to which all tower climbers should be trained. The NATE CTS outlines individual standards for varying levels of tower climber expertise: Authorized Climber, Competent Climber, Authorized Rescuer and Competent Rescuer.

NATE is proud to offer this document to the industry to better facilitate training and improve safety. The 103 pages of educational objectives, learning conditions, and performance standards for each individual component of training bring consistency to the training process, whether climbers are trained in-house or via commercial training organizations. The document also contains a Course Training Plan to demonstrate how to implement and utilize the NATE CTS.

NATE members may obtain a free copy through the Member Login section of this site.

To find out more information on how to join NATE click here or contact the NATE office at nate@natehome.com or call 1-605-882-5865 or 1-888-882-5865 (U.S.).

Non-Members may download the following order form to purchase a copy of the Standard.

Non-Member Safety and Ed Order Form



The NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection training Standard (NATE CTS) is also available in Spanish. Click here to download the Spanish version.








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