If you want to become a mobile crane operator, you’ll need to consider getting your crane certification. Of course, there are a few ways to get that certification. You can enroll in a heavy equipment training school like Associated Training Services, or you can have the training school come to your place of employment and train all of your workforce at once. That way works when you have a crew of construction workers already employed and you want them trained on the mobile crane.
The certification authority is the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). They set the standards for certification.
NCCCO is recognized internationally as the authority on certification and crane operator training. To become a certified crane operator, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be medically fit
- Comply with NCCCO’s substance abuse policy
- Pass NCCCO written exams
- Pass a practical exam within 12 months of passing the written exam
- Comply with the NCCCO code of ethics
Rather than receive the full certification, if your work entails you to specialize in a particular type of mobile crane operations, you may receive a restriction on your certification that allows you to operate that particular type of crane.