OSHA requirements for crane operator certification are now in effect. OSHA requires crane operators to be qualified and certified to operate most cranes that have a lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or more.
Precast manufacturers who use monorail hoists, also referred to as A-frame cranes, will not be required to certify operators of those vehicles. Certification must be issued by an accredited crane operator certification organization.
Contact an Accredited Certification Organization
To start the registration process with one of the third-party organizations offering certification exams, please visit either the NCCCO website here or the NCCER website here. Each of these organizations can help you find trainers in your area to conduct classes to help you prepare for the exams.
NOTE: Please ensure you validate the organization’s independent third party accreditation (e.g. ANSI, NCCA), prior to using them for mobile crane operator training.
OSHA has several resources available related to the crane certification rule.
Start Planning and Register for Crane Certification Courses
Crane Certification and Testing Resources
Crane Certification FAQs
Mastering the Crane Operator Certification Exam
State and Local Requirements for Crane Operator Certification