We offer several different training options:

Crane Operator 101
This course is designed to “qualify” a crane operator. In some states where certification is not mandatory yet, qualification is an acceptable designation for operators.

Crane Operator Certification Course Outline

  • Definitions
  • Crane Types & Components
  • Crane Set up
  • Crane Safety
  • Operator Responsibilities
  • Rigging Principles
  • Hand and Radio Signals
  • Assembly and Disassembly
  • Crane Operation
  • Capacities and Load Charts
  • Technical Accuracy
  • Depth Perception

Crane Operator Certification
This is a more comprehensive course designed to prepare operators for the crane operator certification exams. Operators who pass the written and practical exams will receive a nationally accredited certification that is valid for five years.

Train the Trainer
We’ll actually teach one of your employees to become a trainer using Crane U materials. Once you begin training your own employees, we provide the program CDs, all testing materials, presentations, and answer sheets. We also offer backend support such as grading your exams, producing and issuing qualification wallet cards.
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Why crane operator training and certification?

As you probably know,  many general contractors, industrial plants, and job sites already require certification. So, if you have employees operating cranes, you need to get them certified. And this does apply to existing crane operators as well as new hires. No one is grandfathered in.

Why should I choose Crane U?

Hate to brag, but we’ve got it. Crane U instructors are some of the most respected field experts in the industry. They are regular guest speakers at national, state, and local environmental, health, and safety OSHA conferences. People want to hear what they have to share.

Proven track record.
Approximately 85% of the students who complete our training pass their certification exams.

Convenience and affordability.
We can train at your worksite, or at one of our locations throughout the U.S. To make it even easier, some of the training can be done online, too. Our rates are some of the best in the industry, and we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.

What does crane operator certification training include?

Our Crane Operator Certification Training Course is two to three days long, depending on the size of the cranes included in the training.

For example, if the student or class only needs certification for small and medium cranes (up to 75 tons), training will last one day with the written and practical exams on the second day. However, if they need certification on large and lattice cranes as well, there will be two days of training. The written and practical exams are the following day, so the entire process is either two or three days total.

Not the right time frame for you? We can customize a program to meet your specific needs.

We also have an introductory crane operator course, for individuals seeking to get into the industry. It is five days of extensive training- both hands-on and in the classroom, designed to prepare students to take the written and practical certification exams on the last day of class.

How many employees can be trained at once?

As many as you need. We can customize our training programs for any number of students.

Does Crane U administer the test?

Yes, we have certified written and practical examiners who administer the exams. The actual certification test — both written and practical — is designed and scored by a nationally accredited crane operator testing organization. Crane U provides the training and preparation for the certification testing, has written examiners, and also communicates the results.

How long does my certification last?

A certification card is valid for five years.

What is the registration process?

Crane U provides comprehensive Crane Operator Training! We can come to your location or come to ours. Have a question or want to schedule training? Use the contact form to your right or just give us a call at 855-9CRANEU (855-927-2638).

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