EXPIRATION DATES will be added to all certs starting Jan. 1, 2015.After conducting NATE Show and In-House Instructor ReCertification class surveys as well as talking to 100's of climbers and company safety directors, it is clear that "the industry" believes there should be expiration dates on climber certifications so that retraining is mandatory.
All ComTrain certifications, including the Authorized Climber/Rescuer and Competent Climber/Rescuer, will now expire after 24 months.
Only the certs cut starting January 1, 2015 will have an expiration date. Certs cut prior to 2015 don't technically expire. ComTrain suggests that you retrain and certify all climbers with certs more than 2 years old since "the industry" may consider all certs expired based on the new expiration rule. We will no longer replace certificates with a training date older than 2 years but will provide letters of certification.