This spring Crane Institute Certification (CIC) submitted all documents for re-accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Currently, applications have been submitted for the following programs.
Certified Crane Operator for equipment by type and capacity in the following levels: small, under 21 tons, medium, 21 to 75 tons, large, over 75 tons Telescoping Boom Cranes; and Certified Crane Operator for Lattice Boom Crawler/Truck and Qualified Rigger and Signalperson.
NCCA commissioners will meet in July to review the re-accreditation applications.
By August, CIC plans to submit applications to NCCA for additional crane operator certifications: Large Lattice Boom Crawler/Truck and Telescoping Boom Over 300 tons.
CIC is now testing and putting the finishing elements for certification of operators of digger derricks, articulating booms and service/mechanic trucks. Additional programs currently in development include:
- Tower Crane
- Lift Director
- Advanced Rigger/Signal-person
In addition, CIC has been working with the BC Association for Crane Safety to develop a reciprocal crane operator certification. Both CIC and BCACS certify crane operators by different levels of type and capacity. To meet British Columbia’s requirements crane operators will also have to set up the crane during the practical exam and meet advanced rigging requirements.
The pilot launch for this program is scheduled for July 22-24, 2013 at the Industrial Training International facility in Woodland, Wash. Eventually, several test centers that are easily accessible to the Canadian border will be established.