CIC accredited certifications are valid for five years. Crane operators who are certified by CIC or any other nationally accredited certification organization can recertify with CIC.
In order to recertify, crane operators must verify at least 1,000 hours of safe crane operation (operation, shift inspection, set-up, assembly/disassembly, travel, training) within the last five years, and take and pass Written Exams that include a general knowledge exam and a supplemental exam for each type of recertification the candidate wishes to achieve.
If the operator cannot verify a minimum of 1,000 hours of safe operation, they must take and pass a Practical Exam in order achieve recertification.
(CIC has created a Crane Operator Log Book operators may use to document their hours if they wish.)
Any unsafe operation must be reported with the operator’s recertification application. Unsafe operation includes intoxication, substance abuse, or other behavior resulting in disciplinary action as well as any incident or accident resulting in property damage, injury, or death. If any unsafe operation is reported, the certified operator’s application for recertification will go before the CIC Quality Assurance Board for approval or disapproval.
Some states may have additional requirements for recertifications.
There is a 90-day grace period after a certification expires to recertify. If a certification expired more than 90 days ago, in addition to taking and passing the Written Exam you must take and pass a Practical Exam even if you can verify 1,000 operating hours.