Rigger Certification in the USA
After a successful launch of the latest ISA educational program in Europe, the Rigger Certification is finally coming to North America. The ISA Education Commission is proud to present the third Rigger cert this year, and the first one ever to be held in the US. This is not a course or a workshop, but the most expansive and comprehensive rigging evaluation available to establish an international standard for professional rigging.
Why Get the Certification?
The Rigger Certification is intended to help festival organizers, local clubs, and individual highliners with permissions, insurance, liability, and adding credibility when access might be an issue. The 3-day program is mainly a test of your skills and knowledge, but given the vast amount of Rigging information, it is highly likely that participants will come away with something new for their rigging practice and application.
What Are the Prerequisites?
Participants are expected to have rigged different highlines in a variety of environments and locations. They are also expected to be familiar with rigging on natural and artificial anchors, and maybe even have established some lines themselves. It is recommended to have experience rigging at festivals, including coordinating with other riggers and festival organisers.
Who is it For?
This program is suited for reliable, responsible, and enthusiastic slackliners, who are motivated to learn more about rigging, make festivals safer, and want to help the community establish more highlines. Aspiring participants don’t have to be the best highliners, but they do need to bring a bit of stoke combined with a willingness to learn and be a good ambassador for highlining and the ISA.