Crane Institute of America Training Courses

crane institute of america logoCrane Institute of America, LLC is the nation’s leading provider of training services to the lifting industry. Crane Institute’s programs are excellent for trainees or as a refresher for experienced personnel. Since 1987, Crane Institute has trained and/or certified more than 85,000 equipment operators, inspectors, supervisors, trainers and riggers.

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Managing Crane Safety

2 Day Training
Cost:  $999.00 (alone); $1,699.00 (combined with Rigging Equipment Inspector course)

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A fast paced program loaded with exercises and workshops designed to enable you to manage crane safety back on the job site.

You will learn solid, factual and usable information that will enable you to comply with OSHA and Industry standards, prevent accidents, limit your liability exposure. You will also receive hands-on instruction on our mobile crane simulator.

Equipment Covered:

  • Telescoping Boom Cranes
  • Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Boom Trucks
  • Industrial Cranes
  • Construction and Industrial Rigging


  • Management’s role in hazard awareness and elimination
  • Reducing liability exposure
  • Interpreting load charts
  • OSHA’s requirement for safety devices and operational aids
  • Setting up an inspection program
  • OSHA’s requirement for operator certification and rigger/signalperson qualification
  • Responsibilities of crane operator, owner, user, lift director and site supervisor
  • Hoisting personnel with cranes
  • Critical lift planning, rigging and more…

Certification/Qualification Requirements:

Operator Certification Requirements

  • Certificate of Training available upon completion of program

You Will Receive:

  • Managing Crane Safety workbook
  • Mobile Cranes handbook
  • Rigging handbook
  • Safety decal
  • Applicable OSHA and ASME standards
  • Pre-operational inspection checklists
  • Annual inspection checklists, load chart worksheets, critical lift plans, hoisting personnel plans, and much more!
Rigging Equipment Inspector

2 Day Training
Cost:  $999.00 (alone); $1,699.00 (combined with Managing Crane Safety course)

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Participants will learn how to inspect all types of rigging equipment in accordance with OSHA and ASME requirements. Inspector certification will ensure that the inspector is competent and qualified.

Equipment Covered:

  • Wire Rope
  • Slings
  • Rigging Hardware
  • Come-alongs
  • Lifting Beams
  • Chain Hoists


  • Applicable OSHA and ASME standards
  • Identifying individual components
  • The role of inspectors in reducing crane and rigging accidents and liability exposure.
  • The correct way to write inspection reports
  • How to recognize immediate and potential hazards
  • How to inspect wire rope, slings, rigging, hardware, come-alongs, lifting beams and chain hoists
  • How to set up a rigging equipment inspection program
  • Hands-on inspection training and more…

Certification/Qualification Requirements:

Inspector Certification Requirements

  • Complete a Crane Institute of America Rigging Equipment Inspector training program.
  • Pass a written examination.
  • Have 2 years experience working in a capacity of operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, safety or supervision with rigging.

A trainee certification is available for personnel who do not meet inspector experience requirements.

You Will Receive:

  • Rigging Equipment Inspector workbook
  • Rigging handbook
  • Periodic/annual inspection forms for wire rope, chain slings, chainfalls and come-alongs
  • Rigger’s capacity card
  • Inspection certificate decal
  • Safety decals
  • Certificate of training
  • Certification card, if applicable


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