Crane Operator Certification and Training:
Discover Expertise with Crane Institute of America


Crane Institute of America has been a leader in providing crane operator certification and training for over 35 years. We offer comprehensive programs across the United States and internationally for operators, riggers, inspectors, trainers, and managers involved with all types of lifting and personnel handling equipment. Our approach to training is designed to be engaging and easy to understand, yet we maintain a rigorous commitment to quality.

In an industry where many companies offer training and credentials, it is crucial to recognize that not all meet the stringent OSHA regulations. According to OSHA standard 1926.1427(j)(i)(A)-(F), specific topics are required to be covered in a training program. The value of training and qualification credentials significantly depends on the credibility of the issuing organization. At Crane Institute of America, we ensure our programs are fully compliant with OSHA standards, giving you peace of mind that our certifications are reliable and respected.

When investing in training, choosing the highest quality is essential. Our training programs set the industry standard and are widely regarded as the benchmark for crane and rigging education.

Crane Institute of America is recognized as "The Standard in Crane and Rigging Training." Trust us to elevate your professional qualifications with the best training in the industry.

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What Clients Are Saying

I've attended many different classes at the Crane Institute facility in Sanford Fl. I've also attended classes that the people of Crane Institute conducted at our companies sites. In all the classes I've attended, I've found the instructors to be extremely knowledgeable and effective in facilitating the training programs. I'm a mobile equipment operator trainer by occupation myself and can truthfully say I've seen no more effective method of training that the folks at CIA use. The programs are very interesting as well as very challenging. The folks at CIA also people of the highest integrity. Anyone needing training on any type of crane, aerial lifts, forklifts or rigging/signal persons should check out CIA. In my opinion, there is no one better in the industry.

Great resource for training.

Just recently completed crane inspector certification! Enjoyed my time here with the instruction from Jim Headley to the class time and interaction with my classmates! Everyone from the staff down to instructors are awesome!

Highly recommend!!!!!!

Great experience! Trained to be a trainer on rigging/signalperson. The instructor and other class attendees were very supportive and informative.

Been going a little over ten years now. Great company to work with in this industry! 5 Stars!

Great school , instructor was very informative and helpful, I'm almost due for recertification , maybe fla bound.

Incredible training facility with an awesome staff that really cares about their students. Highly recommend this institute for anyone looking to become CIC certified.

Great school! I am CIC and NCCCO certified and would highly recommend the Crane Institute.

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