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How to Become a Certified Tower Climber

How to Become a Certified Tower Climber

Tower climbers are professional technicians who perform inspections, maintenance and repair work on guyed, monopole and self-supporting towers and other tower systems. There are several types of tower climber jobs, such as working on broadcast (television), radio towers, wireless internet service providers (WISP) or cell phone and microwave relay towers.

What Do Tower Climbers Do?

Tower climbers perform installation, regular inspections / tests, and maintenance of antennas or other transmitter systems. The climbing component is only one aspect of the job. A professional tower climber is expected to be skilled in communications technology, cable splicing and more. Tower climbers for cell phone companies such as AT&T and Verizon should also know the industry standard wiring methods for equipment.

Some tower climber jobs involve lifting and hauling heavy objects and tools up to the proper installation height on the tower. Those specialized tower climbers are known as riggers.

Tower Climber Training and Certification

As tower climbing jobs entail at-height risks, proper training programs and compliance with OSHA regulations are required by tower companies. These skills can be learned through, basic Competent Climber (Fall Protection) training, Advanced Tower Climber (Fall Protection) Training, Climber Rescue, EME (RF) Awareness, CPR, Emergency Planning, and more.

If you are new to the industry, then getting certified as a basic Competent Climber can be a great step to take as it not only provides fundamental knowledge / techniques, but also shows initiative and a commitment to working in this industry. Keep in mind that, although the skills learned are portable, the certification generally is not, contact one of our expert training advisors to learn more.

Unlike most Competent Tower Climbing Training that lasts two days, Safety One Training provides the option to get certified by the industry leading experts in only ONE day. So check us out if you are planning on getting certification (or getting re-certified) in the near future.

 What to Expect as a Tower Climber?

Outdoor Environment
Many tower climbers have a background in rock climbing and enjoy working outdoors. These traits are essential as your job is often 200 to 500 feet above the ground when in the field, and you will face all kinds of weather, including rain, snow, wind and extreme temperatures.

Frequent Traveling Schedule
Travel is often a big component of a tower climber job. Here is a rough breakdown of travel percentage between different types of tower jobs:

  1. 80% of travel anticipated, if you work for a carrier
  2. 50% of travel anticipated, if you work on broadcast towers
  3. 20% of travel anticipated, if you do local maintenance and repair


Good Physical Condition
Although tower climbers do not need to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you must be in good physical condition. The nature of tower climbing is tough to begin with. Tower technicians work at height for hours at a time and must have the strength and energy to make it safely back to the ground when the work is finished. Don’t forget, the equipment needed to complete a job must be brought to the site, either on the climber’s harness or through various hoisting options – this equipment can add 100 pounds or more to the load.

Safety Equipment and Climbing Gear
OSHA regulations require employers to provide personal protection equipment (PPE), which includes safety harnesses, helmet/hard hat, ropes, and other equipment for climbing the tower safely. All tower climbers must undergo training to learn safe climbing / controlled descent practices, as well as skills / knowledge to deal with emergency and / or rescue situations, as a fall from a tower can result in significant injury and even death.

Enjoy the View on Top of the Towers
One of the best perks, according to many elite tower climbers, is the breathtaking view from the top and the satisfaction of a job well done. Below are just a few examples of the gravity-defying photos taken on top of towers:

“In some ways, climbing in the clouds is comforting. You can no longer see how high off the ground you are.”
  • Matthew Blevins
    Posted at 18:57h, 09 August Reply

    Hi I’m looking in to becoming a tower climber but I have no background with climbing and I’m only 20 so I was wondering how do I go about getting a job somewhere.

    • Ty
      Posted at 09:15h, 11 August Reply

      Hi Matthew – tower climbing can be a stable and rewarding career. We recommend folks check out the job boards on for local openings. Many companies will pay for your training when you start.

      Stay Safe,


  • Latham Bauer
    Posted at 13:39h, 29 July Reply

    I’m interested in the field and have experience with climbing gear and safety precautions but I’m lacking in knowledge of communication technology, cable splicing, and the like. Is this something I’m expected to know or something I can learn on the job or through a training course?

    • Ty
      Posted at 07:18h, 30 July Reply

      HI Latham – some community colleges offer courses in telecommunications and related equipment though many folks learn through on-the-job training or the like. We cover the at-height portion and will be in touch soon.

      Stay Safe,

  • Dylan L Parker
    Posted at 14:19h, 23 July Reply

    Hi I’m looking into changing careers from welding to tower climbing but I have no clue how to get started and safety courses and equipment look so expensive where do i start?

    • Ty
      Posted at 14:57h, 23 July Reply

      Hey Dylan,

      We recommend folks check out for companies that are hiring, one of our client advisors will be in touch soon with our specifics.

      Stay Safe,


  • Seth friebel
    Posted at 23:40h, 18 July Reply

    Is there any college level education required for a job like this?

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:54h, 21 July Reply

      Hi Seth,

      We do not require any college level education certain employers may have their own requirements though. We’ll be in touch soon with specifics.

      Stay Safe,


  • Jordan Wilmot
    Posted at 21:12h, 17 July Reply

    How long is the class?

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:44h, 21 July Reply

      Hi Jordan,

      Classes range from 1 to 5 days in length and can be combined in various combinations. We’ll be in touch soon with specifics.

      Stay Safe,


  • Nathaniel Waltrip
    Posted at 18:00h, 04 July Reply

    Hello, I’m interested in taking up tower climbing as a career. I have personal experience in climbing, but none of the technical skills. I would like to certify, but I don’t have the knowledge to complete the tests. I don’t know how to get the knowledge required.

    • Ty
      Posted at 09:09h, 06 July Reply

      Hi Nathaniel – we provide both the knowledge and the certification! One of our Client Advisors will be in touch soon!

      Stay Safe,


  • Milan G Smith
    Posted at 15:40h, 01 July Reply

    What is the minimum age for tower climbing?

    • Ty
      Posted at 09:10h, 02 July Reply

      Hi Milan – one of our advisors will be in touch soon. The easy answer is 18 though younger folks might be able to help out with paperwork, cleanup, ground work, etc.

      Stay Safe,


  • Dylan James Rundberg
    Posted at 23:24h, 23 May Reply

    Hello I want to start a career in tower climbing but I don’t know how to get started I’ve looked at a few job listings but all the ones I viewed required experience or training I don’t have I’m 19 and I love heights and electronics and I love learning about what makes things tick and well cell/radio towers help the world tick so if possible can you please shoot me some information on how someone with no tower climbing experience can get started in the industry thank you for your time have a wonderful day

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:55h, 26 May Reply

      Hi Dylan – one of our client advisors will be in touch soon. We recommend you check out the job boards at You’ll likely start working in a warehouse or on the ground supporting the crew. As your skills progress you’ll have more opportunity to take training classes and develop further. Good luck on your career – it can be a rewarding adventure!

      Stay Safe,


  • Robert A Fisher
    Posted at 23:42h, 12 May Reply

    I’m interested in possibly trying to become a tower climber, but I’m not sure how to get everything started. What do I need to do?

    • Ty
      Posted at 09:46h, 13 May Reply

      Hi Robert – start your job search on the job boards at You’ll gain experience and training with your employer. We’ll be in touch with more details.

      Stay Safe!


  • Kevin Bratcher
    Posted at 19:38h, 29 April Reply

    I’ve been thinking of getting into tower climbing. Could I have some info in what I need to do to get started please?

    • Ty
      Posted at 07:18h, 30 April Reply

      Hi Kevin,

      Tower work can be a great way to see the country and a rewarding career! We’ll be in touch soon with some information on where to start.

      Stay Safe and Healthy,


  • Kevin Pagan
    Posted at 14:35h, 23 April Reply

    I’ve always wanted to get into tower climbing but don’t know how to start. I would like to get some more information if possible.

    • Ty
      Posted at 16:22h, 23 April Reply

      Hi Kevin,

      One of our client advisors will be in touch soon with the next steps.

      Stay Safe!


  • Johnathon Campton
    Posted at 09:02h, 27 January Reply

    I’m interested in transitioning into a climbing/telecommunication career field after I retire from the military. Is the Safetyone training covered, or is that an out-of-pocket expense? Any additional information would be appreciated.

    • Ty
      Posted at 17:52h, 27 January Reply

      Hi Jonathan,

      Tower climbing and telecommunications can be an exciting career. One of our Client Advisors will be in touch with you soon to discuss specifics.

      Stay Safe,


  • Phylicia
    Posted at 18:34h, 13 December Reply

    Looking for more information on how to get started. Are there any women in this field? Can women do this as well? 🙂

    • Ty
      Posted at 14:06h, 16 December Reply

      Hi Phylicia,

      As you might have guessed, this is a male dominated industry though we’ve seen more and more women joining on. There have been several studies completed which indicate that women are better suited to certain aspects of the job. If you’re interested we recommend checking out the job boards on and going from there.

      Stay Safe,


  • Justin Addis
    Posted at 14:13h, 22 November Reply

    I would also love to do this as a new career path. Have nearly 10 years of electronic,electric,splicing,soldering. Also came from a family of brick masons so very fimilar with scaffold building and most of all comfortable at Heights as well as three point harnesses I just don’t know where you would go to begin this process to get the training and certification any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks Justin

    • Ty
      Posted at 16:12h, 02 December Reply

      Hi Justin,

      It sound like you have some relevant experience for tower work! We recommend folks check out the job boards at many companies are hiring across the United States. We’ll be in touch soon with some details on our class offering.

      Stay Safe,


  • Richard Backus
    Posted at 16:35h, 05 November Reply

    Hi I would love to start a career in tower climbing where can I begin this process?

    • Ty
      Posted at 16:01h, 08 November Reply

      Hi Richard,

      Now is a great time to get started in the climbing industry! We recommend you check out the job boards on Most employers will require you to complete an apprenticeship/training program. We’ll be in touch with more details.

      Stay Safe,


  • Mandy
    Posted at 09:00h, 27 October Reply

    My son is a senior in high but is interested in a job in telecommunication as a tower climber doing instillation & repairs. We are wondering where he should get the proper training. He has spoke with Northwest lineman’s college. Could you pls lead us in the right direction? Thank you for your time..

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:47h, 29 October Reply

      Hi Mandy,

      We recommend checking out the job boards on Most companies require their new hires to complete either in-house training or training with a company like Safety One. We will be in touch with more details soon.

      Stay Safe,


  • Charlie Webb
    Posted at 10:27h, 20 October Reply

    I am a very good climber and want to get into the electrical field as a career. I live in fort worth Texas and am desperately trying to get into this career path!

    • Ty
      Posted at 16:55h, 23 October Reply

      Hi Charlie,

      Tower climbing can make a great career! We’ll be in touch soon with more details.

      Stay Safe,


  • Donovan Wratchford
    Posted at 23:28h, 03 October Reply

    I am young and have done work in the construction field for summer jobs in the past and I’m looking to pick myself up and head into a career where I can thrive and learn. I’m from West Virginia and am ready to begin whenever I can

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:22h, 04 October Reply

      Hi Donovan,

      Tower climbing can make a great career! We’ll be in touch soon with more details.

      Stay Safe,


  • Ryan Porter
    Posted at 12:21h, 26 August Reply

    Super interested in learning to climb towers I think itd be a exciting career opportunity. I was wondering if they were companies willing to pay for your training and a point in the right direction

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:27h, 27 August Reply

      Hi Ryan,

      Almost all tower climbing companies pay for their employees to receive training from us and/or other companies. We’ll be in touch with more details soon.

      Stay Safe,


  • Vernon Smith
    Posted at 13:01h, 05 August Reply

    I’m looking for a physical class setting company that trains in my Maryland DC area

    • Ty
      Posted at 13:25h, 05 August Reply

      Hi Vernon,

      We offer hands-on training all across the united stages! You can check out our current open enrollment calendar here. One of our Training Client Advisors will be in touch with you soon.

      Stay Safe,


  • Brian Wright
    Posted at 16:39h, 27 July Reply

    I’m. 30 from West Virginia,not afraid of heights have done roofing,remodeling Climbing ladders roofs etc I’m very interested I’ve done construction for 10 years I’m ready for a career not just a job.

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:13h, 29 July Reply

      Hi Brian – tower climbing can make a great career! We’ll be in touch soon with more details.

      Stay Safe,


  • Brian Wodzisz
    Posted at 12:35h, 10 July Reply

    Do you have any training locations in Ohio?

    • Ty
      Posted at 15:11h, 10 July Reply

      Hi Brian – we do regularly travel to Ohio and we’ll even host private classes anywhere you like! One of our Client Advisors will be in touch soon with more information. If you prefer, feel free to contact us at 800.485.7669 or [email protected]

      Stay Safe,


  • Erik Gallegos
    Posted at 11:22h, 09 July Reply

    How do i get into this field i’m in Albuquerque NM really interested in starting a career in this field

    • Ty
      Posted at 13:06h, 09 July Reply

      Hi Erik, we recommend new climbers check out the job boards on Wireless Estimator . We’ll be in touch soon to discuss training options. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 800.485.7669 if you have any urgent questions.

      Stay Safe,


  • Richard Kalinowski
    Posted at 00:09h, 05 May Reply

    I am 47 yrs old, hard worker and I have been climbing ladders my whole life.not afraid of heights.would it still be possible to get into this trade?

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:12h, 06 May Reply

      Hi Richard!

      Based on your experience it sounds like you could be a great candidate for climbing towers! For hiring companies check out the job boards at, many employing companies will pay for you to complete tower climber Certification & Rescue training with us. One of our advisors will be in touch soon.

      Stay Safe,


  • Alfred Bediako
    Posted at 21:43h, 17 April Reply

    Please I’m in Ghana and have the interest of being a Rigger, is there any possible means for me to get this training from you?

    • Ty
      Posted at 07:43h, 23 April Reply

      Hi Alfred – we do travel internationally to provide custom fall protection training. Also, we offer open enrollment classes across the United States. We’ll be in touch to see how we can assist you.

      Stay Safe,


  • Kepha juma Odhiambo
    Posted at 11:22h, 02 February Reply

    I always wants to be a climber but I don’t have any experience. Please kindly help me learn how I can be one, I’m in Kenya but I want to work in the USA or in the UK. Please kindly assist me, any help is appreciated.

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:51h, 05 February Reply

      Hi Kepha,

      Thank you for contacting us, follow this link to wireless estimator. From our experience its easier to get a job first then come to us for training. There are a LOT of jobs in the USA with the new technology changes!

      Stay Safe,

  • Jose Irizarry
    Posted at 13:44h, 29 January Reply

    Hello, I live in Puerto Rico and I would like to become a tower climber, Can you bring me the information that I need to get started. I’m really interested in climbing.
    Thank you

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:18h, 30 January Reply

      Hi Jose,

      Good question! We typically recommend people check out the job boards on, there was a lot of work in Puerto Rico just recently and we’ve heard of plenty of companies from the States doing work in your area. If you’re willing to relocate now is a great time to start looking.

      Best of luck!


      • Brandon M Ohara
        Posted at 23:34h, 23 February Reply

        Hi can I receive info on becoming a tower climber? Thanks

        • Ty
          Posted at 12:53h, 25 February Reply

          Hi Brandon – you can check out our upcoming training classes by following this link . We’ll be in touch or you can call us directly at 800.485.7669

  • Christopher J Seba
    Posted at 11:45h, 19 January Reply

    I always loved climbing, now that I’m out of the Army I’m looking at a way to use my G..I. Bill to further my education for a better career than costumer service. Do you guys work with veterans for cost of training and certifications?

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:29h, 24 January Reply

      Hi Christopher, we certainly work with veterans and would love to have you in a class! We’ll be in touch soon.

      Stay Safe,


  • Robert Turner
    Posted at 18:19h, 27 November Reply

    I’m a seasoned Millwright/Machinist, and have a background in both skydiving and rock climbing. I think this might just be the most perfect occupation I’ve ever come across. Is there any sort of training available local to the Spokane, Washington area? Also, would there be any further industry specific schooling you might be able to recommend?

    • Ty
      Posted at 11:53h, 28 November Reply

      Hi Robert – it sounds like this could be the career for you, especially if you don’t mind regular travel! We host private (and open enrollment) classes across the country. From our experience the best way to get started climbing towers is to start on the ground for one of the many tower companies across the country. Many of them post open jobs on, you can also read about recent trends and changes to the industry. Most training is on-the-job focused though there are others (NWSA) that are making a push towards standardized training. We offer a wide variety of classes and will be in contact for with detail.

      Stay Safe!

  • Doug Schombert
    Posted at 23:05h, 23 November Reply

    Recently transitioned out of the Army and now live in MD. I am in good physical condition and I am looking to get started in this line of work but have had trouble figuring out how to start. Most places in Maryland will only accept Comtrain or Gravitrec. I have experience with rope rescue and am an EMT as well.

    • Ty
      Posted at 15:44h, 26 November Reply

      Hi Doug, Thank you for your comment! We recommend new climbers check out or other industry websites for consistently changing job postings. We have classes that offer the same certifications as Gravitec and others; our cards and certifications are accepted by all tower owners. We’ll be in contact with more information.

      Stay Safe

  • Matt Sample
    Posted at 14:29h, 18 November Reply

    Looking to get certified. Is there a place in the Houston Texas area that I can get certified so I can get this process up to speed. Ready to start ASAP

    • Ty
      Posted at 09:24h, 26 November Reply

      Hi Matt – thanks for reaching out, you can find our current open enrollment schedule here . We regularly update our calendar or can coordinate private classes too. We’ll be in touch!

      Stay Safe,

  • Michael Wayne Dorough
    Posted at 10:32h, 09 November Reply

    Hi, I’m interested in becoming a tower climber. I’m currently a wildland firefighter with the US Forest Service and spent nine years in the Army prior. I’m in good physical condition and am looking for a rewarding career. Any info on how to get started in this career would be greatly appreciated.


    • Ty
      Posted at 15:46h, 26 November Reply

      Hi Mike – reading this blog was a great first step! From here we recommend folks explore to learn more about the industry. There’s even a job board where you can learn more about open positions around the country. Often new hires spend at least some time working as a ground guy before they start working at height. Best of luck on your search!

  • Shubham pandey
    Posted at 17:17h, 02 November Reply

    What is the required age in this field? I want to make career in this field. I love climbing. But i dont know where to start.

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:50h, 05 November Reply

      Hi Shubham,

      We recommend folks start their career by applying for jobs though industry job boards, try There isn’t a “required” age for tower work, the majority of our students are in their mid-twenties to late thirties though we see climbers well above and below that trend. Good luck with your search!

      Stay Safe!

  • Camaron Kosachuk
    Posted at 08:39h, 26 October Reply

    I’ve been in Construction for 2 years now and also work at UPS as a preloaded in the morning. While also working at my family business that I’ve been working for the past 10 years. I need a change in pace and wandered about tower technicians and how to become certified so that I can get into a company.

    • Ty
      Posted at 13:41h, 26 October Reply

      Hi Camaron,

      Tower work can be a challenging and rewarding career path for many! We recommend you check out the job postings on From our experience most employers provide training and certification of some sort with all new hires. If you’re coming into the line without any at-height experience plan to start working on the ground to learn about equipment and the industry. From there you’ll find openings to start working, or assisting crews at height. Good luck with your future career!

      Stay Safe!

  • Joshua M
    Posted at 19:50h, 16 October Reply

    would it be difficult to start your own business to just changing lights on towers ?

    • Ty
      Posted at 07:16h, 17 October Reply

      Hi Josh,

      It would be similar to starting any other business! Although it sounds simple on the surface tower owners generally require crews with specific certifications including; climbing, safety and rescue, first-aid, various insurance policies, etc. Not to mention the equipment required to remain safe and compliant while working. Your best bet is to start climbing towers professionally – check out to find local postings and take it from there!

      Stay Safe!

  • Jalin Jolie Carraway
    Posted at 07:32h, 24 September Reply

    Hey, I am 15 years old. I’ve had a love for this work since I was a little kid. My daddy started doing it when he was 17 or 18. Although times has changed I would like to start learning more and more about tower climbing. My dad stopped working on towers 2 years ago so he could stay home with the family more. I would like to start getting some experience as soon as possible. I just have no idea where to start or how.

    • Ty
      Posted at 13:24h, 24 September Reply

      Hi Jalin,

      We recommend folks interested in tower climbing check out for relevant news, updates and a general understanding of the industry. Alternatively, talk with people you know who have worked (or work) in the tower industry about their experience. Also, NATE, the National Association of Tower Erectors has an interesting youtube channel that details a little about what workers experience on the regular. When you’re ready to make the move look for local tower companies to see if they’re hiring ground or warehouse positions and go from there. We look forward to seeing you in class some day!

      Stay Safe,

    • Jeff
      Posted at 18:08h, 08 October Reply


      If you arent already doing so, get involved with a local rock climbing club.

  • Tyler A Reece
    Posted at 15:00h, 21 September Reply

    Looking to get certifited

    • Ty
      Posted at 10:04h, 24 September Reply

      Hi Tyler – the process to become a certified climber is actually quite easy. We host classes nation wide, you simply need to enroll in one of those or attend a class at our Littelon, CO facility. One of our Client Advisors will be in touch with you shortly to discuss options.

      Stay Safe,

  • Tom
    Posted at 22:20h, 26 August Reply

    I currently work in the Production industry. Rigging for concerts and Steel builds. How could 8 transition into this field?

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:00h, 27 August Reply

      Hi Tom – Great question! We recommend searching for jobs posted on One of our Client Advisors will be in contact with additional information.

      Stay Safe,


  • Kevin keenan
    Posted at 17:50h, 21 August Reply

    I am a drone pilot looking to add tower inspections to my services. If that is all I intend to do is drone and physical tower inspections, where should I start

    • Ty
      Posted at 15:44h, 22 August Reply

      Hi Kevin,

      Excellent questions, we’ll be in touch with you soon to learn more about what you’re looking to accomplish.

      Stay Safe,

  • Mike Kirk
    Posted at 22:09h, 14 August Reply

    Hi I’m looking to get into the Tower Climbing Industry. I have a huge passion for Rock Climbing and wanna make a living climbing. Do companies hire and help pay for certification and help with gear costs? If so where is a good place to look for that

    • Ty
      Posted at 09:35h, 15 August Reply

      Hi Mike,

      Most employers will provide training (often through Safety One) and equipment when they’ve determined you’re ready to climb. Its not uncommon for new employees to spend a period of time working on the ground before they’re allowed in the air. We look forward to working with you in the future!

      Stay Safe,


  • Jason Sroufe
    Posted at 16:00h, 16 July Reply

    Are there any classes near Memphis TN

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:01h, 17 July Reply

      Hi Jason,

      We host classes across the country (and internationally). One of our client advisors will be in contact with specific details soon.

      Stay Safe,


  • Andrew James Beasley
    Posted at 02:29h, 10 June Reply

    can a tower climber be red/green colorblind??

    • Ty
      Posted at 15:23h, 11 June Reply

      Good Day Andrew,

      Generally speaking, folks who are colorblind are able to work on most towers or similar structures ultimately its up to the climber, and the employer, to ensure the individual climber is up to the task.

      Stay Safe,

      • Andrew James Beasley
        Posted at 00:22h, 17 June Reply

        sweet thank you. do you have any classes near tampa FL? if so once I get certified would this mean I’m qualified enough to get my foot in the door for a job?

  • Matthew Padin
    Posted at 12:15h, 05 June Reply

    I would love to take your class on becoming a certified tower climber. Can you please send me some details on the course and pricing so I can pass onto my boss. Thank you. -Matthew Padin

    • Ty
      Posted at 10:15h, 06 June Reply

      Hi Matthew,

      One of our Client Advisors will be in touch with you soon regarding the details.

      Stay Safe!

  • Plinio Orellana
    Posted at 09:41h, 04 June Reply

    I want information about the tower climbing course

    • Ty
      Posted at 11:13h, 04 June Reply

      Greetings Plinio,

      One of our Client Advisors will be in touch with you soon or drop us a line at 1.800.485.7669 or send us an email at [email protected] if you have any specific questions.

      Stay Safe,

  • Rocky Taylor
    Posted at 14:32h, 09 May Reply

    Hello my name is Rocky

    I have been looking at becoming a tower technician for a bit now but have had no luck. All the job posting I am seeing want you to have experiences. How can I get my foot in the door for this career path?

    Thank you

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:28h, 11 May Reply

      Hi Rocky – as with most jobs it can be tricky to jump into your ideal role. Many of the climbers we work with have a background in various construction disciplines or start by working in the warehouse and move to “ground work”. Also, working with the components in warehouse or on the ground helps make sense of the entire tower construction/improvement process and will give you a leg up later.

      Best of luck on your new career!

      Stay Safe,

  • Josie B.
    Posted at 10:48h, 05 April Reply

    I’m a little overweight & in my mid 40’s….would this be a job I can do?
    I’m looking for something out of the ordinary but something I will enjoy

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:16h, 09 April Reply

      Hi Josie,

      Thank you for your question! There are plenty of tower climbers in a similar situation to yours, we recommend checking out the job boards at to find local job openings and to meet local tower workers. Perhaps they would be willing and able to guide you in your tower climbing path.

      Stay Safe,

    Posted at 00:08h, 04 April Reply


    • Ty
      Posted at 07:43h, 04 April Reply

      Hey Nick – first, thank you for your service!

      We recommend the job boards on as a resource for finding open positions. We certainly have classes across the United States. One of our Client Advisors will be in touch with specifics.

      Stay Safe,

  • Damien brown
    Posted at 22:23h, 22 March Reply

    I was working this kind of job and had to quit cause I wasn’t certified and have been trying to find out how to do it please let me know what I have to do to be certified I loved this job

    • Ty
      Posted at 10:17h, 26 March Reply

      Hi Damien,

      We can certainly get you certified – one of our Client Advisors will be in touch soon!

      Stay Safe,


  • Raymond Berroa
    Posted at 02:53h, 20 March Reply

    Hello im very curious about this career and would like information about it. Im 25 and in good shape and i have been working as a security Officer for 5 years. Im currently in college working on getting my A.A . I also love heights .

    • Ty
      Posted at 09:44h, 20 March Reply

      Hey Raymond! Thanks for reaching out, we recommend checking the job postings page of for local openings. One of our Client Advisors will be in touch with you soon!

      Stay Safe,


  • Stephen Blankenship
    Posted at 08:58h, 21 February Reply

    Hello, I am very interested in working as a climber. I am 21 years old, in good physical shape, and am transitioning from the military this summer.

    • Ty
      Posted at 07:09h, 22 February Reply

      Hi Stephen,

      One of our Client Advisors will be in touch with you soon!

      Stay Safe!

  • Greg McDonald
    Posted at 17:26h, 03 February Reply

    Hi my name is Greg and I would like to become a tower climber. Please give me the information that I need to get started.

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:22h, 05 February Reply

      Hi Greg,

      We recommend you check for job openings around the country. In the mean time one of our staff will be in contact. Feel free to give us a call should you have any questions! 1.800.485.7669.

      Stay Safe,

  • Adam Pumphrey
    Posted at 11:21h, 23 January Reply

    I have a background in wall climbing a d rock climbing and would love to get into this profession. What can I do to get my certifications to climb towers and where can I find job listings?

    • Ty
      Posted at 15:39h, 23 January Reply

      Afternoon Adam,

      Thanks for checking. We offer certifications in climbing, rescue and other related topics. One of our training coordinators will be in touch with you soon. We recommend for job listings.

      Stay Safe,

  • Elliot Hauber
    Posted at 14:52h, 14 January Reply

    I love the adrenaline rush of heights, as well as the aspect of climbing to maintain towers. I have been looking into this career for a while. No experience in the field but would love to learn! It’d be great to speak with a representative!

    • Ty
      Posted at 12:14h, 15 January Reply

      Hi Elliot,

      Thanks for reaching out, we’ll be in touch with you soon. If you prefer feel free to give us a call at 1.800.485.7669

  • Livad Ivan
    Posted at 19:16h, 10 January Reply

    I ve always been interested in joining a company thats willing to train some one without experience. I live in irving tx.

  • Jeffrey W. Howell
    Posted at 21:28h, 25 December Reply

    I’m interested in climbing and joining a team to where I can be part of the stratosphere of earth and hopefully make a career out of it. Please feel free to give me a call/email on how to get started today. I have 15+ construction years of experience and is very interested.

    • Ty
      Posted at 13:21h, 03 January Reply

      Hi Jeffery,

      Thanks for your comment, one of our staff will be in contact with you shortly!

      Stay Safe,


  • joshua johnson
    Posted at 08:51h, 11 December Reply

    what do i need to do to get 2 climbers certs for cell towers

    • Ty
      Posted at 11:11h, 11 December Reply

      Hi Joshua,

      Thank you for your comment. Please give one of our Client Advisors a call at 1-800-485-7669 or shoot us an email at [email protected], we are happy to find the right class for your climbers!

      Stay Safe,

      The Safety One Team

  • Matthew Reynolds
    Posted at 18:05h, 12 September Reply

    Wanting to become a light changer for towers. How to I get started or pointed in the right direction?
    Thanks Matthew

    • Ty
      Posted at 08:23h, 13 September Reply

      Hi Matthew,

      Thanks for reaching out! There are many great industry resources, we recommend you start by checking out the “job boards” at you can search for open positions or post a position you’re interested in. Also, check out Naturally, there are many other industry resources but both of these are a great place to start.

      If you want to “get your feet wet” and see what climbing is all about give us a call at 800.485.7669 or shoot us an email, we’re happy to help!

      Stay Safe!


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