Tripoli maintains a multi-level skill based certification program from Level 1, 2 and 3 certifications and the Tripoli Mentoring Program for junior members.
High Power Level 1
The Level 1 certification, is open to all senior members 18 years and older. The candidate needs to build, launch and successfully recover a rocket using a certified HPR motor in the H to I impulse range.
High Power Level 2
The Level 2 certification is open to all senior members who hold a current Level 1 certification. The candidate needs to successfully pass the Level 2 written examination and then build, fly and recover successfully a rocket using a certified HPR motor in the J to L impulse range.
Written Test – Only members certified L1 may take the L2 written examination. The written examination for level 2 shall be passed PRIOR to a level 2 certification flight.
High Power Level 3
The Level 3 certification is open to all senior members who hold a current Level 2 certification, and allows members to fly High Power Rockets with a total installed impulse of greater than 5120 newton-seconds.
Prerequisites for attempting Level 3 certification: The candidate must have successfully completed their Level 2 certification BEFORE they can commence their Level 3 certification process. The candidate will also need to demonstrate proficiency in flying Level 2 rockets with electronic recovery.
The candidate needs build, fly and recover successfully a rocket using a certified HPR motor in the M-O impulse range. Construction of your Level 3 project shall not commence before your project must have received approval from your TAP members.
Tripoli Mentoring Program
The Tripoli Mentoring Program (TMP) allows Tripoli Junior members to learn the skills of high power rocket construction and launching in an environment that is both safe and consistent with all high power rocketry safety codes and legal restrictions. It is open to any Tripoli Junior member ages 12-17.
All certifications remain current while the members remains a financial member. If the membership lapses for more than 12 months, the members certification level is reset to zero and the member must again perform the steps to re-certification.