Crane Institute of America

Mobile Crane Inspector

MobileCraneBlockInspectionThis is Crane Institute of America’s flagship program for companies performing their own in-house inspections and for third-party inspectors seeking to increase their knowledge and skill. The latest OSHA and ASME mobile crane standards are thoroughly covered, inspection checklists are provided and students learn how to properly document the inspection. Inspector certification, which provides an additional credential, is available for those that qualify.

Training: 4 Days / $ 995 Register Now

Interested in having this program held at your facility? Click here for an On-Site Training Proposal.

  • CIA Inspector Certification Card – $295

Training Locations & Dates:

  • Denver - August 22 - 25, 2017
  • Charlotte - September 12 - 15, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - September 26 - 29, 2017
  • Birmingham - October 03 - 06, 2017
  • Charleston - October 31 - November 03, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - November 07 - 10, 2017
  • Dallas - November 28 - December 01, 2017
  • Chicago - December 05 - 08, 2017

For later scheduled dates click here.

We have arranged for participants to receive discounted hotel rates. When making hotel reservations, please identify yourself as a Crane Institute of America training program attendee.

Equipment Covered:

  • Telescoping Boom Cranes
  • Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Boom Trucks
  • Articulating Boom (Knuckle Boom) Cranes
  • Industrial Cranes (Carry Decks)


    LEARN HOW TO apply the following topics:

  • Types of mobile cranes, components & terminology
  • Inspector’s role in reducing crane accidents & liability exposure
  • Setting up a mobile crane inspection program
  • OSHA & ASME inspection requirements
  • The three levels of inspection
  • Inspection procedures and techniques
  • Recognizing and understanding the differences between deficiencies & safety hazards
  • Correct way to write inspection reports that provide the proper documentation
  • Inspecting structural components, sheaves, blocks, hooks, operating mechanisms, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems, hydraulic cylinders, wire rope, operational aids, and safety devices
  • Emphasis is placed on the structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and safety/liability areas of inspection
  • When to perform a non-destructive crack detection test
  • Basic rigging procedures
  • Performing load tests

Certification/Qualification Requirements:

Inspector Certification Requirements

  • Complete a Crane Institute of America Mobile Crane Inspector training program.
  • Pass a written examination.
  • Have a minimum of (3) years mobile crane experience, working in a capacity of operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, safety or supervision. (A trainee certification will be issued to applicants with less experience).
  • Possess the physical ability to perform inspections on mobile cranes.

You Will Receive...

  • Handbook Rigging
  • Mobile Crane Inspector Workbook (includes applicable OSHA/ASME standards,annual inspection checklists, etc.)
  • Wire Rope Inspection Card
  • Inspection Certificate Decal
  • Hand Signal Card
  • Rigger's Capacity Card
  • Certificate of Training