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Crane Institute of America

Overhead Crane Operator & Inspector

This A+ program ensures that operators meet OSHA’s qualification requirements and enables companies to perform their own in-house OSHA and ASME crane inspections on overhead and gantry cranes, monorail systems, and hoists and limit liability exposure.

Training: 4 Days / $ 995 Register Now

Interested in having this program held at your facility? Contact marty@craneinstitute.com for a free cost proposal.


  • Operator Testing & Certification – $95
  • Inspector Testing & Certification – $295

Training Locations & Dates:

  • Columbus - October 14 - 17, 2014
  • Newark - November 04 - 07, 2014
  • Sanford (Orlando) - December 16 - 19, 2014
  • Pittsburgh - January 06 - 09, 2015
  • Sanford (Orlando) - January 27 - 30, 2015
  • Anchorage - February 10 - 13, 2015
  • Seattle - February 17 - 20, 2015
  • Denver - March 03 - 06, 2015
  • Sanford (Orlando) - March 10 - 13, 2015
  • Minneapolis - April 07 - 10, 2015

For later scheduled dates click here.

We have arranged for training program participants to receive discounted room rates. When making room reservations, please identify yourself as a Crane Institute of America seminar attendee.

Equipment Covered:

  • Cab/Pulpit Operated
  • Pendant Operated
  • Remote Control Operated

Topics:

  • Types, components and terminology
  • Causes and results of overhead crane accidents
  • Safe operating practices and procedures
  • Hand and voice signals
  • Hoisting personnel
  • Basic rigging
  • Inspector’s role in reducing crane accidents and liability
  • Setting up an inspection program
  • OSHA and ASME inspection requirements
  • The three levels of inspection
  • Inspection procedures and techniques
  • Recognizing deficiencies and safety hazards
  • Correct way to write inspection reports
  • How to inspect structural components, sheaves, blocks, hooks, operating mechanisms, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems, hydraulic cylinders, wire rope, operational aids and safety devices
  • Emphasis is placed on the structural, mechanical, electrical, operational and safety/liability areas of inspection.
  • Performing load tests

Certification/Qualification Requirements:

Operator Certification Requirements

  • Complete a Crane Institute of America Overhead Crane Operator & Inspector training program.
  • Pass a written examination.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year operating experience as the designated operator of overhead and/or gantry cranes.

Inspector Certification Requirements

  • Complete a Crane Institute of America Overhead Crane Operator & Inspector training program.
  • Pass a written examination.
  • Have 3 years experience working in a capacity of operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, safety or supervision with overhead cranes.
  • A trainee certification is available for personnel who do not meet operator/inspector experience requirements.

You Will Receive...

  • Overhead Crane Operator & Inspector workbooks
  • Rigging handbook
  • OSHA & ASME standards
  • Annual/periodic & monthly inspection checklists
  • Rigger capacity card
  • Inspection certificate decal
  • Hand signal card
  • Safety decals
  • Certificate of training
  • Certification card, if applicable
Workbook