Why become a mobile crane operator? To begin with, NCCCO Certified Mobile Crane Operators are often the most respected and well-paid individuals on the job site. Additionally, this is a certification that allows you to continue to grow your career as your skills, experience and knowledge increase in time. You also have the ability to travel the country, through multiple different industries because these in demand positions are everywhere.
Our four-week training program is the most in-depth program to help prepare you for your new career. At one point in time, you had the ability to get on the job training BEFORE you were certified. However, the new OSHA 1926.1400 requires you to be certified to operate a crane on the jobsite. Unless an employer is willing to have a certified operator right next to you the entire time to train you then this is the best course to get started.
In addition to achieving your Mobile Crane Certification, you also will complete the NCCCO Certified Rigger and Signalperson program. When you add the Certified Rigger and Certified Signalperson to your resume it adds confidence to your future employer that you have a good understanding of your responsibilities along with the roles and responsibilities of those working around you. Having a good understanding of what everyone’s role is working around the crane is crucial to have a very efficient hoisting operation.
The objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter the industry with NCCCO Crane Operator Certifications. Students prepare to become certified as operators of Hydraulic Boom Mobile Cranes. Successful graduates will earn six (6) NCCCO Certifications:
- (TSS) Fixed Cab Hydraulic Crane
- (TLL) Swing Cab Hydraulic Crane
- (BTF) Boom Truck Fixed Cab Crane
- (STC) Service Truck Crane
- (RIG-1) Rigger Level 1
- (SGP) Signalperson
The training atmosphere for this program has been designed to mimic the conditions that exist within the workplace. While in the training field, students perform all projects under the supervision of NCCCO certified instructors who advise and guide them. In order to ensure each student feels comfortable and confident performing the necessary tasks, this program is approximately 55% hands-on training by performing mobile crane operations in a smooth and controlled manner.
During the length of the program, you will have in depth training on the crane. All of our drills are designed to teach you smooth operating techniques, safe set up and travel of the crane. You will also learn proper inspections from one of the country’s largest crane inspection companies. We will teach you all safety procedures along with proper wire rope reeving.
We also combine hands on crane operation with a classroom structure in which we educate you on the following but not limited to:
- OSHA and ASME Regulations
- Load Charts
- Operational Aids
- Crane Dynamics
- Crane Components
- Safe Hoisting Procedures
- Setup and Assembly
- Site Conditions
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Power Lines
- Wire Rope Inspection
- Rope Removal Criteria
- And More
Crane Operator, Rigger & Signalperson Program Eligibility
This is an entry level crane operator certification program. You must be 18 years old with a valid government issued ID. You must also comply with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy and NCCCO’s Code of Ethics. A successful graduate will complete NCCCO Exams which take place during the program and will include five (5) Written & four (4) Practical Certification tests.