Special Operations Rappel Master Course
Duration: six (6) weeks
Location: Caribbean Special Tactics Centre
Designed to prepare soldiers to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to
effectively perform duties as Rappel Masters during operations that are conducted along the
spectrum of conflict in both urban and the rural environments. The course is also designed
to enable candidates to assimilate information and execute tasks effectively with specific focus
on Special Operations Force (SOF) related tasks and activates.
- Rope work
- Fundamentals of rappel
- Execution of safe rappels
- Rescues and ascending
- Candidates must have successfully completed the Basic Operator Qualification Course
or an equivalent course. Can be attended by Regular or Reserve personnel who are a part of
a Special Operations or Special Tactics Unit.
- Nominees are required to have satisfied all fitness currency test required by their respective
countries and must be able to tread water for approximately five (5) minutes, and swim a distance
of two hundred and fifty.
- Participation in this course requires medical screening for students over 40, as well as for students with corrective vision or hearing devices.