Telescoping Boom Cranes
- Under 21 tons (fixed cab)
- 21 to 75 tons (fixed or rotating cab)
- Over 75 tons (rotating cab)
Lattice Boom Cranes
- Crawler or carrier mounted
- Self-erecting, fixed jib, or luffing boom
- Articulating Boom Cranes
- Service/Mechanic Truck Cranes
- Precast Concrete Delivery Cranes (under 21-ton capacity, fixed or rotating operator station)
Special designations can be issued for a specific type, make, model or configuration, including digger Derrick or friction cranes. Contact CIC for details. See more detailed descriptions of individual certifications.
How to Get Certified
In order to earn an accredited CIC crane operator certification candidates must take and pass both a Written Exam and a Practical Exam.
Exams may be taken on paper or electronically. Paper exams are subject to a fee of $40 or more to cover shipping and handling and will be scored within 15 business days of receipt. Please visit our page How to Set Up Your Written Exams if you require further information on setting up exams.
The Written Exam will consist of a general knowledge portion and a supplemental exam section for each type of certification the candidate wishes to achieve.
The Practical Exam is a demonstration of the candidate’s skills actually operating the crane. At CIC one Practical Exam can qualify an operator for several types of certification, as long as the corresponding Written Exam supplements are passed. If your company does not have a practical examiner or has not made arrangements to hire one, please visit our Find A Practical Examiner page for contact information. The practical exam will consist of several challenges to test your operating skills and hand signal knowledge; the exam course is proprietary and not available for practice.
Crane operator certifications are valid for a period of five years from the date the first Written or Practical Exam is passed. All certification requirements must be completed within one calendar year of the first exam being passed.
Should a candidate fail their written or practical exam, they may retest once at any time for a processing cost of $65 per written exam or $55 per practical exam. Should a candidate fail twice in a row, they will be restricted from retesting for 30 days from the time of their second failure. Candidates are granted unlimited retests within this restriction for one calendar year from the time of passing their first exam.