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Crane Training


Certification of Crane Operators  

TrainND fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and will prepare candidates for the certification examinations.  Practical exams are completed during classes and can also be scheduled outside of class dates based on instructor availability.  The NCCCO Written exams are administered as a computer-based test at TrainND's PSI Testing Center located on the college campus. 

5-Day Certification Preparation 
TrainND’s crane operator preparatory training program is specifically designed to prepare candidates who currently work in crane operations for the successful completion of NCCCO written examinations. This program includes a study guide, as well as interactive classroom exercises that emphasize all parts of the NCCCO Core and Specialty examinations. This five-day training program is designed to instruct crane operators in important safety, technical, and practical matters relating to crane operation. Signaling and rigging concepts and techniques are covered. The program is beneficial for any crane operator lacking classroom instruction or an operator considering the CCO certification. Classes are offered monthly and enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.

• The Core Exam’s Four Domains
  • Site
  • Operations
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Load Charts
• Selected Specialty Exam’s Four Domains (Lattice Boom Truck Cranes, Crawler Cranes, Large Telescopic Swing Cab Boom Cranes, Small Telescopic Fixed Cab Cranes)
• Basic Math Skills Necessary to Pass the Exams

Price: Pricing ranges from $1,665-$3,057 per person, depending on crane type(s) the individual wants to be certified on.  

10-Day Novice Crane Training Program
 TrainND recommends practical training on a crane to prepare the inexperienced operators how to operate  crane equipment safely.  Students will learn to operate fixed cab (boom truck) cranes and swing cab (rough terrain/RT) cranes. TrainND will teach students how to safely operate each type of crane with the end goal of getting you certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). This class is offered twice a year, during our fall and spring schedules.  Enrollment is limited to 8 students per class.

• Beginner Level Curriculum
• Two Weeks, Monday through Friday
• Fixed Cab (small hydraulic or boom truck) Mobile Cranes
• Swing Cab (large hydraulic or rough terrain – RT) Mobile Cranes
• Prepares Individuals for both Written and Practical Exams

Price: $4500 pp (tuition includes all exam fees for swing and fixed cab crane specialty types)

Rigger Level 1
Riggers are those individuals who specialize in lifting and moving extremely large and heavy objects. As this is a labor intensive and potentially dangerous job, formal rigger training is required. A qualified rigger is needed during assembly/disassembly of cranes, when employees are engaged in hooking, unhooking, or guiding the load, or in the initial connection of a load to a component or structure and are within the fall zone. A qualified rigger is defined as a qualified person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems relating to rigging. NCCCO certified riggers meet this requirement [1926.1404; 1926.1425]. This course brings all of the rigging concerns into focus for a practical, field proven method of ensuring rigging safety. Classes are offered twice a year during our fall and spring schedules. Class size is limited to 10.

  • OSHA regulations §1926 and §1910
  • Wire rope slings and proper use 
  • Synthetic web slings and proper use
  • Round slings and proper use
  • Chain slings and proper use
  • Rigging hardware and proper use
  • Below-the-hook lifting devices
  • Pre-use sling and gear inspection
  • Softeners and sling protection
  • Sling hitches and applications
  • How to verify working load limit
  • Sling & hardware rating charts
  • Sling angles and angle stress
  • Load balance and center of gravity
  • How to determine load weight
  • Manufacturer’s instructions 
  • Understanding the fall zone
  • Taglines and their proper us
  • Power line safety

Price: $795 pp. Tuition includes practical exam fee.  Written exam fee is not included, but can be added at an additional cost.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Classes require a minimum of four students. TrainND reserves the right to cancel class one week prior to class start date if minimum enrollment has not been met. Registered students may be transferred to the next scheduled class or request a full refund be issued. If a student wishes to transfer or cancel registration, notification must be provided no less than one week prior to class start date. After this time a processing fee equal to 10% of the class cost will be incurred.

For NCCCO Practical Exams, payment in full is required at the time of scheduling. TrainND must be notified at least 48 hours prior to examination start time of changes and cancellations. Cancellations and changes made within 48 hours of examination start time will incur non-refundable a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds or transfers will be issued if TrainND is notified after the scheduled examination start time.