Create a Solid Foundation with The Essentials Membership

A fundamental knowledge and understanding of the essentials in
rigging and rope rescue!

The essentials membership

Jump start your rigging career with a broad overview of the fundamental
knowledge & skills for professional rescue personnel... Paid or Non-Paid.

Virtual Training Content

Read. Rig. Repeat. All courses are online and self-paced, so you can still work in the industry while improving your skills on the industry. Learn from our highly qualified instructors who have years of experience and knowledge in rope rescue and rigging.

In-Course Discussion Boards

Join a growing member-base of riggers and rope rescue workers. Exchange ideas, techniques, and tactics. Learn from one another and become a part of a supportive community of workers in the industry.

Record Your Hours Of Progress

Document your achievements with a record of hours spent in study. Delivered when you successfully finish each course. Prove to the world that you have what it takes to be Rigging and Rope Rescue professional.


Polish Up on the Foundations to Becoming a Rigging and Rope Rescue Professional

The Essentials - "necessary and indispensable"

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Here's what you'll get and more...

Fundamental Rigging Knowledge

Instant Access to the Essentials Membership Library of Several Virtual Rope Rescue Training Courses!

Along with a growing collection of courses, videos, technical manuals and more...


Get the Right Gear at the right Membership Pricing

Quote your cart at the check out, and see how much you’ll save! 

Essentials members receive some of the most competitive prices on the market.

We guarantee you’ll receive the best value for your gear with our annual Essentials Membership

All The Tools You Need To Succeed!

No one gets lost with solid roadmaps and gateways to keep you on track with quick and easy "Rules of Thumb" accelerate the learning process.

Ask your inquiries & questions in the course discussion boards and receive answers from instructors. Interact with workers in the industry at all levels, all around the world.

Special Members-Only pricing on equipment sold at Rescue Response Gear.

Exclusive Technical Manuals written by Rigging Lab Academy partners.

Test your knowledge with course quizzes and receive documentation of your accomplishments.

Grow & Expand Your
Knowledge & Skills

Courses are focused on helping you build a strong and stable foundation of critical, must-know rigging skills, no matter your level of experience.

Get to Know The Contributors

Our courses are taught by world-class, experienced and certified instructors. 

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$59.97 Annually

Essentials Membership Benefits Include:

Train As A Team!
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Progress & learn new concepts with your team
Rigging Lab Academy is an online training hub ideal for professional rigging teams.

Frequently Asked Questions

RLA Essentials is great for new rescuers, riggers and team members who need to stay upto date on awareness, safety and basic team operations. Courses are focused on helping you build a strong and stable foundation of critical, must-know rigging skills, no matter your level of experience. for the FAQ

RLA Plus is perfect for rope riggers who are looking to get things done, these courses will have you dig deeper into the subject matter. The classes will focus not only on the knowledge deliverables for advancing your skills. The +PLUS courses are designed to integrate your knowledge and skills into riggings systems and solutions.​

For Rescue techs and leaders who want more in-depth training and coaching, RLA Pro [Rigging Lab Academy Pro] is the perfect option, because it’s everything in Rigging Lab Essentials and +Plus. With access to all our Online Courses and Workshops, with their updates and partner instructor access, and possible certificates on topics such as Confined Space Rescue, Twin Tension Systems, High Directional Rigging… you get the idea.

When joining the Rigging Lab Academy membership the best place to start is at the beginning… whether a seasoned rigger or brand new… the essentials are the building block to success. Start with the knot craft course and work your way down the essentials!

The only skill you need is a willingness to learn. The Rigging Lab Academy content and community has resources and advice for beginner, veteran riggers and instructors alike! We firmly believe there are no stupid questions. Never Stop Growing!

While the membership has a re-occurring auto payment, As a member, you can cancel at any time. While we hope you stay forever, we despise contracts and would never impose them on our members.

The Courses and Master Classes vary in length, and average from 2 – 10 hours each, depending on your pace of study, the ability to pass the quizzes, and depth of pursuit of learning!

Rigging Lab Academy is releasing content on a semi regular basis… as we are posting new blog each week. Along with members only content each month. RLA will keep you up to date rigging and rescue strategies and tactics

Be the professional rescue rigger you were trained to be

Join The Essentials Membership at Rigging Lab Academy today and get Instant access to the Essentials library of several virtual rope rescue & rigging training courses and much more!

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