The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) and Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) offer a certification process which permits individuals to purchase and use rocket motors whose physical constraints and performance exceed traditional model rocket boundaries. Rocket motors which exceed model rocketry motor definitions and the models that use these motors are collectively referred to as high power rocketry. Level 1 allows the purchase and use of H and I impulse class motors; solid and hybrid. Certain F and G motors may also require Level 1 certification for purchase and use.
BYU Rocketry team members are encouraged to certify with these organizations. In order to certify, students must fly and recover a rocket with little to no damage. The certification process allows students to learn the basics of high power rocketry, acquire hands-on experience designing and building rockets, and ultimately become qualified for advanced club teams and projects.