Effective January 1, 2017: all verifications received must include the following information:
- Name of candidate
- Certification number
- Certification type that matches licensure categories (Lattice Boom Crawler or LBC, Lattice Boom Truck or LBT, Telescopic Boom with Fixed Control Station or TSS, Telescopic Boom with Rotating Control Station or TLL, or Tower Crane or TWR)
- Original certification date
- Current certification or recertification expiration date
- If the candidate’s practical examination was administered on or after January 1, 2017, an attestation confirming the candidate took their practical exams on an ASME B30.5 crane for the telescopic boom with fixed and/or rotating control station specialties.
The state of Pennsylvania requires that a practical exam be conducted on mobile cranes with Fixed Control Stations, Rotating Control Stations or a Lattice Boom Crane with a picture of the crane submitted to the state.
Even though CIC will accept a practical exam conducted on a digger derrick crane since it is essentially a telescoping boom crane, i.e. boom truck, some states (i.e. Pennsylvania – see email from Pennsylvania State Crane Board, below) may not accept practical exams conducted on a digger derrick crane for mobile crane operator certifications and may require that the practical exam be conducted on what is typically considered a mobile crane, i.e. industrial crane, boom truck, rough terrain, or carrier-mounted crane.
Excerpt from Pennsylvania State Crane Board Email
“If the manufacture built the machine and designated it as an ASME B30.5 crane (even if the manufacture offers an auger as an attachment for this machine), then it can be used for the practical exams. If the manufacture built the machine and designated the machine as an ANSI/ASSE A10.31 Digger Derrick, then it cannot be used for the practical exams. If the machine was manufactured as a “dual rated” machine, meaning the mfg. designated the machine as an ASME B30.5 crane and an ANSI/ASSE A10.31 Digger Derrick, then it would need to be configured as a crane for the practical exam and it can be used for the practical exam.”
Initial CIC Certifications
When using a CIC Crane Operator Certification to apply for a Pennsylvania Crane Operator License, please use the Crane Specialty Charts below to determine which CIC Type and Capacity level(s) applies to the crane specialty(ies) for which you are applying. The CIC Crane Operator Certification must be current when applying for the State License and must be remain current while licensed by the State.
The Pennsylvania Crane Operator License Process using CIC Certification(s):
- Complete the Initial CIC Certification (State of Pennsylvania) form and CIC Medical Verification Form and submit them to help@CICert.com.
- Pass the appropriate written and practical exams.
- Complete the State of Pennsylvania Initial License Application With Certification form and pay the appropriate licensing fee.
- Contact CIC to submit proof of CIC Certification(s) directly to the State Board of Crane Operators.
- Complete the Pennsylvania Physical Examination Requirement form.
Selecting the Appropriate Written and Practical Exams:
Example 1: License for Telescopic Boom Crane W/ Fixed Control Station
The candidate must pass the CIC General Knowledge Exam, Telescoping Boom Crane Under 21 Ton Exam and a practical operating exam on a telescopic boom crane with a fixed control station.
Example 2: License for Telescopic Boom Crane W/ Rotating Control Station
The candidate must pass the CIC General Knowledge Exam, Telescoping Boom Crane 21-75 Ton or Over 75 Ton Exam and a practical operating exam on a telescopic boom crane with a rotating control station.
Example 3: License for Lattice Boom Truck/Crawler
The candidate must pass the CIC General Knowledge Exam, Lattice Boom Carrier/Crawler Exam and a practical operating exam on a Lattice boom truck or crawler crane.
Re-certifying with CIC:
- Complete the Re-Certification Using Non-CIC Certifications (State of Pennsylvania), Medical Verification form and Hours Verification form which determines whether the operator has at least 1,000 hours of safe crane operation.
- Make a clear, readable copy of the front and back of the current non-CIC certification card.
- Submit the completed forms and copies of current certification card to help@CICert.com.
- If approved for re-certification, you must contact CIC directly to register for exams at 844-546-3362 or help@CICert.com.
Act 6 of 2018 Notice
IN ADDITION TO ANY EXISTING REPORTING REQUIRED BY A SPECIFIC BOARD OR COMMISSION, EFFECTIVE APRIL 16, 2018, PURSUANT TO ACT 6 OF 2018, ANY PERSON HOLDING A LICENSE, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATE OR PERMIT ISSUED BY A LICENSING BOARD OR COMMISSION UNDER THE BUREAU OF PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL AFFAIRS SHALL NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE LICENSING BOARD/COMMISSION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
(1) A DISCIPLINARY ACTION TAKEN BY A LICENSING AGENCY OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION.
(2) A FINDING OR VERDICT OF GUILT, AN ADMISSION OF GUILT, A PLEA OF NOLO CONTENDERE, PROBATION WITHOUT VERDICT, DISPOSITION IN LIEU OF TRIAL OR AN ACCELERATED REHABILITATIVE DISPOSITION (ARD) OF ANY FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE.
TO REPORT A DISCIPLINARY ACTION OR CRIMINAL MATTER AS SET FORTH ABOVE, LOG IN TO THE PENNSYLVANIA LICENSING SYSTEM (PALS) AT www.pals.pa.gov, AND SELECT “MANDATORY REPORTING BY LICENSEES” UNDER THE HEADING “LICENSING SERVICES.”