mobile crane operator
mobile crane operator

Mobile Crane Operator

An excellent program for beginners and experienced operators. It is also a great opportunity for supervisors, safety personnel, and others to experience what it feels like to operate a real crane. The hands-on portion covers the fundamentals of crane operation with emphasis on how to control the load, pre-operational inspection, setup and safety devices. We cover all OSHA required training topics in the program.

4 days | $1,195 
FREE CIA Operator Qualification


  • Telescoping Boom Cranes
  • Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Boom Trucks
  • Industrial Cranes
  • Articulating Boom Cranes
  • Digger Derricks
  • Service/Mechanic Truck Cranes
  • Carry Decks
  • Knuckle Booms


  • OSHA & ASME crane standards
  • Causes & results of crane accidents
  • Types of mobile cranes, components & terminology
  • Interpreting load charts correctly
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Crane setup and recognizing site hazards
  • Safe operating practices & procedures
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Pick & carry operations
  • Safety procedures for boom and jib assembly/disassembly
  • Safety procedures for working cranes near power lines
  • Hand & voice signals
  • Hoisting personnel
  • Basic rigging procedures

Requirements for Operator Qualification

  • Complete the Crane Institute of America Mobile Crane Operator training program
  • Meet ASME B30.5 physical qualifications for crane operators
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience as the designated operator of mobile cranes or one year for boom trucks (A trainee qualification will be issued to applicants with less experience)
  • Pass written exams


You will receive

  • Mobile Cranes Handbook
  • Rigging Handbook
  • Mobile Crane Operator Workbook (includes applicable OSHA/ASME standards, load charts, pre-operational inspection checklists, etc.)
  • Hand Signal Card
  • Rigger’s Capacity Card
  • Certificate of Training
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