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Become a Mobile Crane Operator

At the top of their game, crane operators can earn more than $100,000 a year.

If you’re thinking about switching careers and becoming a mobile crane operator, CICB is your choice to provide comprehensive training and certification.

Depending on your level of experience, classes run from 1-3 weeks long, year-round at our workshops in Houston and Orlando.

To sample our training and get an introduction to our instructors, sign-up below for a free, online mobile crane safety awareness seminar.

The class includes a video overview of our safety programs, OSHA and ANSI documents and fact-sheets, as well as various quizzes to test your knowledge, followed by instructors walking you through the correct answers.

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Get Your NCCCO Certifications

OSHA requires any crane operator working in construction to be certified.

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is recognized nation-wide as the gold standard in crane certifications.

CICB has helped over 14,000 candidates pass their written and practical NCCCO exams.

When you pass you will be given your NCCCO wallet card, a fully portable certification that belongs entirely to you and which you can take from employer to employer, job site to job site.

Senior Instructor Larry Kime explains more below.

Training runs year-round at our workshops in Houston and Orlando. We also provide classes on-site at your facility, as well as online courses.

To sample one of our online programs and get an introduction to our instructors, sign-up below for a free mobile crane safety awareness seminar.

The class includes a video overview of our safety programs, OSHA and ANSI documents and fact-sheets, as well as various quizzes to test your knowledge, followed by instructors walking you through the correct answers.

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Certify your mobile crane operators

Your responsibility as a site supervisor is to ensure that the crane operator on your construction site is qualified and documented.

You must verify the documetnation.

It is the employer’s responsibility to generate the documentation, but your responsibility to ensure that the operator has on him the following two pieces of information:

  • Their NCCCO wallet card
  • a letter of evaluation – saying they were evaluated on the type and class of crane they are operating

Senior Instructor Larry Kime explains more below.

Ensuring your crane operators are qualified and certified is incredibly important. CICB classes run year-round at our workshops in Houston and Orlando. We also provide training on-site at your facility, as well as online courses.

As site supervisor, OSHA will hold you responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone on the job site.

Do you know exactly what that involves?

Sign up to take a FREE online Mobile Crane Safety Awareness Module and discover what it takes to keep your people safe.

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Certify your mobile crane operators

Ensuring your crane operators are  certified per OSHA requirements is incredibly important to remain in compliance.

The process is a multi-step affair

  1. Training – all operators have to be trained in crane operations
  2. Certification – this is issued by an accredited agency to prove exams have been passed following the training
  3. Evaluation – you the employer must then evaluate the operator on your specific equipment to show he or she is able to operate it
  4. Documentation – this is generated to prove the evaluation has taken place
  5. Qualification – Following the training, certification and documented evaluation, the individual is then considered a qualified crane operator
  6. Designation – You, the employer, can then designate the individual as a qualified crane operator, ready for the job site.

Larry Kime, senior instructor with CICB, explains more below.

CICB classes run year-round at our workshops in Houston and Orlando. We also provide training on-site at your facility, as well as online courses.

Candidates can also take their written and practical exams at your yard if you decide to apply to the NCCCO to host the exams.

CICB has extensive experience hosting, prepping alternative host sites around the country, and administering the tests. We can help you through the process of applying for your hosting site license.

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Train Your Overhead Crane Operators

Despite the superficial simplicity of the task, anyone operating an overhead crane needs thorough training. Complacency and sub-standard knowledge and training can prove costly, even fatal.

OSHA standards simply say that the operator must be designated as qualified by the employer. This should be understood as qualification through training.

ANSI regulations are more specific. They lay out a 4-step process, as explained senior instructor, Larry Kime below.

CICB has been in the crane and lifting business for 50 years and continues to serve the overhead crane industry with the highest quality training.

Our classes run year-round at our workshops in Houston and Orlando. We also provide training on-site at your facility, as well as online courses.

CICB training extends to the management and oversight of crane operations. Every year EHS managers are being caught unaware by ever-changing regulations and updates to OSHA standards.

Sign up to discover the five chief reasons OSHA issue citations after audits and how you can avoid penalties by remaining in compliance.

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WHY CICB?

TESTIMONIALS

Above and Beyond

This class was one of the best I have ever coordinated for our employees!

E.C. - Directorate of Public Works - Fort Hood

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E.C. - Directorate of Public Works - Fort Hood

This class was one of the best I have ever coordinated for our employees!

Very Competent

I am pleased to be able to recommend CICB as a very competent source for crane operator training. Our site has been using CICB for a number of years to train and maintain certification for our crane operators. They exhibit an extensive background in the crane industry and their approach to training is very thorough and comprehensive.

J.S. - Boeing Aerospace - TX

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2020-02-24T16:49:33-05:00

J.S. - Boeing Aerospace - TX

I am pleased to be able to recommend CICB as a very competent source for crane operator training. Our site has been using CICB for a number of years to train and maintain certification for our crane operators. They exhibit an extensive background in the crane industry and their approach to training is very thorough and comprehensive.

Excellent Instructor

I received my initial NCCCO Certification with CICB several years ago and have attended their classes twice since then to take my NCCCO Re-certification Exams, which always resulted in my passing the exams. The instructors are very knowledgeable and able to connect with their students in a way that only someone that has previously worked as a crane operator can do.

C.W. - Crane Operator - TX

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2020-03-06T13:43:35-05:00

C.W. - Crane Operator - TX

I received my initial NCCCO Certification with CICB several years ago and have attended their classes twice since then to take my NCCCO Re-certification Exams, which always resulted in my passing the exams. The instructors are very knowledgeable and able to connect with their students in a way that only someone that has previously worked as a crane operator can do.

A Rarity

In my 30 plus years of working in the construction industry, I have taken many safety training courses from a myriad of professional trainers. It's a rarity to find one that is not only knowledgeable in the subject, but enjoys being able to share that knowledge with others.

F.S. - Comcast - TX

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2020-03-06T13:44:03-05:00

F.S. - Comcast - TX

In my 30 plus years of working in the construction industry, I have taken many safety training courses from a myriad of professional trainers. It's a rarity to find one that is not only knowledgeable in the subject, but enjoys being able to share that knowledge with others.

Questions Were Always Answered

Over the past years I and all our employees have taken the Overhead Crane and Hoist Inspector training certification and re-certification and I cannot praise your training inspectors and the entire staff at CICB enough. Questions were always answered, the material covered all necessary rules and regulations. The books are laid out in a manner for technicians to find what they are looking for.

H.V. - Orbit - AZ

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2020-03-06T13:48:00-05:00

H.V. - Orbit - AZ

Over the past years I and all our employees have taken the Overhead Crane and Hoist Inspector training certification and re-certification and I cannot praise your training inspectors and the entire staff at CICB enough. Questions were always answered, the material covered all necessary rules and regulations. The books are laid out in a manner for technicians to find what they are looking for.

Look No Further!

If you're looking to get NCCCO certified, look no further! CICB is a great training facility. From start to finish, CICB makes it a pleasant journey.

M.M. - North Pole - AK

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2020-08-25T10:24:59-04:00

M.M. - North Pole - AK

If you're looking to get NCCCO certified, look no further! CICB is a great training facility. From start to finish, CICB makes it a pleasant journey.

Awesome School

C.I.C.B. is an awesome school. I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to go there. Jason Fancher is a fantastic instructor and teacher. Thanks C.I.C.B. for everything!!

C.W. - Dayton - TX

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2020-08-25T10:27:08-04:00

C.W. - Dayton - TX

C.I.C.B. is an awesome school. I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to go there. Jason Fancher is a fantastic instructor and teacher. Thanks C.I.C.B. for everything!!

On My Side

Just finished my classes at CICB today ... It was well worth the time and money. My instructor was an amazing teacher. He hit every point in the exams three times and made it stick like glue. I was very nervous at times but definitely felt like CICB was on my side and trying to help me in every way possible. I would recommend this company to anyone who is seriously considering getting NCCCO certification or any training for that matter.”

M.S. - Leesburg - FL

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2020-08-25T10:30:18-04:00

M.S. - Leesburg - FL

Just finished my classes at CICB today ... It was well worth the time and money. My instructor was an amazing teacher. He hit every point in the exams three times and made it stick like glue. I was very nervous at times but definitely felt like CICB was on my side and trying to help me in every way possible. I would recommend this company to anyone who is seriously considering getting NCCCO certification or any training for that matter.”

I Have Recommended Your Company To Others

Thanks to your staff and instructors for ... their assistance and the professionalism in this recent NCCCO Program. We thank you that we were properly and successfully trained, so well that we passed the exams to be nationally certified by NCCCO.  I feel that these national mobile crane operator certifications will lower our near misses, accidents, injuries and our insurance premiums.   We appreciate the professionalism, flexibility, and one-on-one attention in your classroom and crane practice training and exams. I have recommended your company to my co-workers and others in the airline industry.

J.L. - United Airlies - CA

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2020-08-25T10:34:25-04:00

J.L. - United Airlies - CA

Thanks to your staff and instructors for ... their assistance and the professionalism in this recent NCCCO Program. We thank you that we were properly and successfully trained, so well that we passed the exams to be nationally certified by NCCCO.  I feel that these national mobile crane operator certifications will lower our near misses, accidents, injuries and our insurance premiums.   We appreciate the professionalism, flexibility, and one-on-one attention in your classroom and crane practice training and exams. I have recommended your company to my co-workers and others in the airline industry.

Best in the Industry

We have used CICB to train our journeymen, heavy equipment operators and craft apprentices ... I feel that the quality of training that CICB delivers the craft trainers that they employ are among the best in the industry.

C.J. - BP Texas City Refinery - TX

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2020-08-25T10:35:36-04:00

C.J. - BP Texas City Refinery - TX

We have used CICB to train our journeymen, heavy equipment operators and craft apprentices ... I feel that the quality of training that CICB delivers the craft trainers that they employ are among the best in the industry.

Very Pleased With The Results

We are very pleased with the results of the onsite NCCCO Preparatory training ... Your staff facilitated and provided this training in a short time frame which can be challenging and your training proved to be successful in that our students experienced a high passing rate for the testing. We hope to you use your services in the future when needed.   Again, thanks for doing such a professional and effective job for Sprague Energy.” 

T.W. - Sprague Energy - ME

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2020-08-25T10:36:30-04:00

T.W. - Sprague Energy - ME

We are very pleased with the results of the onsite NCCCO Preparatory training ... Your staff facilitated and provided this training in a short time frame which can be challenging and your training proved to be successful in that our students experienced a high passing rate for the testing. We hope to you use your services in the future when needed.   Again, thanks for doing such a professional and effective job for Sprague Energy.” 

One-on-One Attention

Thank you, your staff, and your instructors Jerry Longtin and Larry Kime ... With their assistance and the professionalism in this recent NCCCO Program, we thank you that we were properly and successfully trained, so well that we passed the exams to be nationally certified by NCCCO.  We appreciate the professionalism, flexibility, and one-on-one attention in your classroom and crane practice training and exams. I have recommended your company to others in the Steel Erection Industry, Crane Rental Companies that we use and the General Contractors, who we work for.”

S.W. - Steel Fabricators, LLC - FL

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2020-08-25T10:38:17-04:00

S.W. - Steel Fabricators, LLC - FL

Thank you, your staff, and your instructors Jerry Longtin and Larry Kime ... With their assistance and the professionalism in this recent NCCCO Program, we thank you that we were properly and successfully trained, so well that we passed the exams to be nationally certified by NCCCO.  We appreciate the professionalism, flexibility, and one-on-one attention in your classroom and crane practice training and exams. I have recommended your company to others in the Steel Erection Industry, Crane Rental Companies that we use and the General Contractors, who we work for.”

Respectful, Polite & Confident

I had the opportunity to attend the Basic Rigger/Signal Person Train the Trainer course in Houston last week. I write this with the intent on complimenting your instructor. Mr. O’Connor held our attention. He relayed valuable information in a respectful, polite and confident manner. I learned a great deal. In no small part this accomplishment was made easier because of Mr. O’Connor’s talent and knowledge of the material. I will recommend using your services in the future.

T.G. - Mammoet USA South, Inc - TX

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2020-08-25T10:39:40-04:00

T.G. - Mammoet USA South, Inc - TX

I had the opportunity to attend the Basic Rigger/Signal Person Train the Trainer course in Houston last week. I write this with the intent on complimenting your instructor. Mr. O’Connor held our attention. He relayed valuable information in a respectful, polite and confident manner. I learned a great deal. In no small part this accomplishment was made easier because of Mr. O’Connor’s talent and knowledge of the material. I will recommend using your services in the future.

I Have A Rewarding Career

Being new to the industry, I trained at CICB as a mobile crane operator and took my NCCCO examinations.  I was very impressed with quality of training, the knowledge of the instructors, and the use of ‘live’ cranes vs. simulators.   I now have a very rewarding career in the industry, all thanks to CICB.

C.S. - Bourne - MA

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2020-08-25T10:43:25-04:00

C.S. - Bourne - MA

Being new to the industry, I trained at CICB as a mobile crane operator and took my NCCCO examinations.  I was very impressed with quality of training, the knowledge of the instructors, and the use of ‘live’ cranes vs. simulators.   I now have a very rewarding career in the industry, all thanks to CICB.

I Wouldn’t Change A Thing

The program is great.  I can’t think of anything that I would change.  The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and outgoing.  I have been recommending your course to other operators here.  I will ensure that my company use CICB for any other training that they require. Thank you again for your assistance.

N.S. - DynCorp International - Kuwait

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2020-08-25T10:44:31-04:00

N.S. - DynCorp International - Kuwait

The program is great.  I can’t think of anything that I would change.  The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and outgoing.  I have been recommending your course to other operators here.  I will ensure that my company use CICB for any other training that they require. Thank you again for your assistance.

The Highest Degree of Professionalism

CICB has been providing Maritime Annual Inspections and Quadrennial Load Testing for our Container Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Spreader Bars, and Lifting Beams for the past several years.   They have conducted the inspections with the highest degree of professionalism. CICB points out the noted deficiencies, takes time to explain why it is a deficiency and offers valuable advice and recommendations to maintain and operate the equipment in a safe manner that is in keeping with Industry Best Practices.  We are highly satisfied with CICB and highly recommend them to any organization that has need of maritime inspections.

A.D. - Port Everglades - FL

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2020-08-25T10:46:51-04:00

A.D. - Port Everglades - FL

CICB has been providing Maritime Annual Inspections and Quadrennial Load Testing for our Container Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Spreader Bars, and Lifting Beams for the past several years.   They have conducted the inspections with the highest degree of professionalism. CICB points out the noted deficiencies, takes time to explain why it is a deficiency and offers valuable advice and recommendations to maintain and operate the equipment in a safe manner that is in keeping with Industry Best Practices.  We are highly satisfied with CICB and highly recommend them to any organization that has need of maritime inspections.

Properly & Successfully Trained

Thank you CICB for providing Crane Operator Training in two cities in Mexico recently.   With your instructor’s assistance and the professionalism, we thank you that we were properly and successfully trained.   I have recommended your company to my co-workers and others under the General Electric umbrella.

J.M. - GE Transportation in Latin America

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2020-08-25T10:47:40-04:00

J.M. - GE Transportation in Latin America

Thank you CICB for providing Crane Operator Training in two cities in Mexico recently.   With your instructor’s assistance and the professionalism, we thank you that we were properly and successfully trained.   I have recommended your company to my co-workers and others under the General Electric umbrella.
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