CMC - Rope Access Services

CMC School has evolved to include open enrollment and contract classes in Rope Rescue Confined Space Rescue Technician Trench Rescue Technician and Structural Collapse Shoring Contract classes are also available in Tower Rescue Tactical Rappelling Rescue for Stage Riggers and Rescue for Fall Protection Our consulting services are frequently utilized to establish training needs for specialized emergency response and specific industrial situations


CMC Overview

  • cmc-rope-rescue-training1 CMC Partner Company Rope Access and Rescue Training

    Rope access and rescue have one big thing in common—there’s always a life on the end of the line

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  • Our purpose is to help save lives. With a mission to innovate the equipment and education that keep people safe in high-risk environments, we build the tools and develop the training to help our customers perform their jobs with greater safety and efficiency.

    Rope access and rescue have one big thing in common—there’s always a life on the end of the line. There are differences to be sure.

    Rope access work is typically planned in advance, while a rescue is full of unknowns. But the skills and techniques used by anyone working at height come from the same pool of knowledge and experience.No one knows that better than CMC. As one of the founding members of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) in 1995, we’ve helped to develop the standards for rope access training and safety, and create the certification process for rope access technicians.

    Whether they’re being used by a worker on the side of a skyscraper or to help retrieve a victim in a rescue, the tools that CMC develops and delivers to its customers are the gold standard for preserving life and keeping people safe.



    CMC School

  • cmc-rope-rescue-training1 CMC Partner Company Rope Rescue Training

    Training for Emergency Response and Work at Height Professionals

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  • Training for Emergency Response and Work at Height Professionals

    CMC has long been recognized as a leader in the rescue equipment industry. This expertise naturally led to the teaching of rescue techniques and the establishment of the CMC School. In the early 1980s, CMC developed one of the first curriculums for teaching mountain rescue skills.

    Over the years, the CMC School has evolved to include open enrollment and contract classes in Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, and Structural Collapse Shoring. Contract classes are also available in Tower Rescue, Tactical Rappelling, Rescue for Stage Riggers and Rescue for Fall Protection.

    Our consulting services are frequently utilized to establish training needs for specialized emergency response and specific industrial situations.

    Learn By Doing | Hands-On Rescue Training with Seasoned Instructors

    Safe, effective rescuers need hands-on training to develop the necessary skills for work in the field. CMC School’s method of “learn by doing” is what sets us apart from other training programs. Guided by seasoned CMC School instructors, students work with the tools of the trade, solving realistic rescue scenarios under real-life conditions.

    This type of applied learning allows students to readily employ the knowledge and skills gained through our classes in actual rescue-response situations.


    Confined Space Training

  • cmc-confined-space-training CMC Partner Company Confined Space Rescue Technician

    We emphasize hands-on instruction and encourage participation by everyone in the class. Classes fill early, so register soon

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  • NFPA 1006 Chapter 7 (Confined Space Rescue) Operations and Technician Level Skills.

    Confined Space Rescue Technician is an intensive 40-hour Confined Space Entry and Rescue class that provides hands-on training and real life scenarios allowing the student to gain confidence in this dangerous environment.

    Skills Taught

    Rescuer safety; team evaluation; pre-planning; supplied air breathing systems; atmospheric monitoring; communications systems; personal protective equipment; patient packaging and recovery; tripods and other artificial high anchor points; lock-out, tag-out; rope systems for confined space entry and rescue, and more.

    Class Includes

    CMC School Certificate of Completion
    CMC Confined Space Entry and Rescue Manual
    CMC Confined Space Entry and Rescue Field Guide
    CMC Shirt

    Enrollment Requirements

    NOTE: Your spot is not guaranteed until you are contacted by CMC Rescue School confirming your enrollment. The Rescue School administrator will contact you 45 days before the start date to confirm the class will be held as scheduled. We strongly suggest that you do not make any travel arrangements before that time, as classes are subject to cancellation.

    Class Fees

    EARLY $1389 when registered and paid 45 days in advance
    REGULAR $1449 when registered and paid less than 45 days in advance


    Class Size

    Limited to 12 students. We emphasize hands-on instruction and encourage
    participation by everyone in the class. Classes fill early, so register soon.




    Current Courses

    Rope Access services from CMC United States - California
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    Starts Course Type Country Details
    2021-03-22 Rope Rescue Level 1/2 United States - Texas details
    2021-04-12 Confined Space United States - Oregon details
    2021-04-26 Rope Rescue Level 1/2 United States - Iowa details
    2021-05-03 Rope Rescue Level 1/2 United States - Missouri details
    2021-05-14 Confined Space United States - Colorado details
    2021-06-02 Rope Rescue Level 3 United States - Wisconsin details
    2021-06-07 Rope Rescue Level 1/2 United States - Colorado details
    2021-06-14 Rope Rescue Level 3 United States - Oregon details
    2021-06-21 Rope Rescue Level 1/2 United States - Wisconsin details
    2021-07-12 Rope Rescue Level 1/2 United States - Alaska details
    2021-07-19 Rope Rescue Level 3 United States - Colorado details
    2021-09-13 Rope Rescue Level 1/2 United States - New Hampshire details



    Rope Rescue Training

  • cmc-rope-rescue-training1 CMC Partner Company Rope Rescue Training

    Limited to 16 students. We emphasize hands-on instruction and encourage participation by everyone in the class. Classes fill early, so register soon.

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  • Rope Rescue Technician I / II

    Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Operations and Technician level skills.

    Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intensive 40-hour high-angle rescue class that teaches skills required by fire departments, mountain, and industrial rescue teams.



    Skills Taught

    Equipment selection, inspection and maintenance; knots; anchors; patient packaging; mechanical advantage systems; belay techniques (including traditional or “slack” belays, tensioned belays, and the use of Twin Tensioned Rope Systems); lowering systems; rappelling; knot passing through rappels, raising and lowering systems; system safety factors; litter rigging and tending; and pick-offs. Practical application is taught through scenarios drawn from actual rescue experience.



    Class Includes

    CMC School Certificate of Completion
    CMC Rope Rescue Technician Manual
    CMC Rope Rescue Technician Field Guide
    CMC Shirt
    CMC Buff
    Prusik Cord



    Enrollment Requirements

    NOTE: Your spot is not guaranteed until you are contacted by CMC Rescue School confirming your enrollment. The Rescue School administrator will contact you 45 days before the start date to confirm the class will be held as scheduled. We strongly suggest that you do not make any travel arrangements before that time, as classes are subject to cancellation.

    Class Fees

    EARLY $1249 when registered and paid 45 days in advance
    REGULAR $1299 when registered less than 45 days in advance

    Class Size

    Limited to 16 students. We emphasize hands-on instruction and encourage participation by everyone in the class. Classes fill early, so register soon.







    Rope Rewcue Technician III

    Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Technician Level Skills.

    Rope Rescue Technician III is an advanced rope rescue training for the serious professional. In this 40-hour class, you are challenged by scenarios that test your rigging skills and expand your problem-solving capabilities. The curriculum was developed with more than three decades of experience in teaching rope rescue. We update and revise the course regularly to bring you the latest and best information on rope rescue techniques from our vast network of rescue professionals.

    Skills Taught

    Updates on the latest equipment, systems testing, belay techniques and other research; equipment and systems demonstration tests; manufactured and improvised artificial high anchor points; high lines; guiding lines; advanced litter handling techniques; and numerous challenging real-life rescue scenarios. The hands-on intensive scenarios will challenge your decision-making abilities and improve your capability to conduct sophisticated team rescues.

    Class Includes

    CMC School Certificate of Completion
    CMC Rope Rescue Technician Field Guide
    CMC Shirt
    CMC Buff
    Prusik Cord

    Enrollment Requirements

    Completion of CMC Rope Rescue Technician I / II class is mandatory. Please bring your Rope Rescue Manual to class if it is our 5th edition or later.

    NOTE: Your spot is not guaranteed until you are contacted by CMC Rescue School confirming your enrollment. The Rescue School administrator will contact you 45 days before the start date to confirm the class will be held as scheduled. We strongly suggest that you do not make any travel arrangements before that time, as classes are subject to cancellation.

    Class Fees

    EARLY $1299 when registered and paid 45 days in advance
    REGULAR $1369 when registered less than 45 days in advance

    Class Size

    Limited to 16 students. We emphasize hands-on instruction and encourage
    participation by everyone in the class. Classes fill early, so register soon.


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