Why do I need certification?
OSHA requires all crane operators to be certified by 2017, but already many states and cities require certification.
What tests are required to become a certified crane operator?
A Written Exam (on paper or a computer) and a Practical Exam (in a crane). See our Crane Operator Certification page for more information.
While supplemental Written Exam sections will be required to earn different types of certifications (taken at the same time), only one Practical Exam is required for up to five certifications.
When and where can I take exams?
Most of our centers are open Monday–Friday from 9am to 5pm, but some locations have extended and/or weekend hours. Contact us to schedule a time that works for you.
CIC has both Written Exam Sites and Practical Exam Sites around the United States.
How quickly will I get my certification?
Written Exams taken online are scored immediately; paper-based Written Exams and Practical Exams are scored manually and results will be emailed within 15 business days from date of receipt. We will mail your certification card within 20 business days from the date all certification requirements are met.
What do I need to get recertified after five years?
Our Recertification page has complete information, but in short:
- Verify at least 1,000 hours of safe crane operation within the last five years
- Take and pass a Written Exam that includes general knowledge and the appropriate sections related to your type of certification