Crane Institute of America

Overhead Crane Operator & Inspector Training

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This A+ program ensures that operators meet OSHA’s qualification requirements and enables companies to perform their own in-house OSHA and ASME crane inspections on overhead and gantry cranes, monorail systems, and hoists and limit liability exposure.

Training: 4 Days / $ 995 Register Now

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


  • CIA Operator Certification Card – FREE
  • CIA Inspector Certification Card – $295

Training Locations & Dates:

  • Indianapolis - July 18 - 21, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - August 01 - 04, 2017
  • Chicago - August 08 - 11, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - September 19 - 22, 2017
  • Houston - September 19 - 22, 2017
  • Columbus - October 17 - 20, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - December 19 - 22, 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:

  • Cab/Pulpit Operated
  • Pendant Operated
  • Remote Control Operated

Topics:

    LEARN HOW TO Apply The Following Topics:

  • Types, components and terminology
  • Causes and results of overhead crane accidents
  • Inspector’s role in reducing crane accidents and liability
  • Setting up an inspection program
  • OSHA and ASME inspection requirements
  • The three levels of inspection
  • Inspection procedures and techniques
  • Recognizing and understanding the differences between deficiencies and 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, operational and safety/liability areas of inspection.
  • Performing load tests
  • Safe operating practices and procedures
  • Hand and voice signals
  • Hoisting personnel
  • Basic rigging procedures

Certification/Qualification Requirements:

Operator Certification Requirements

  • Complete a Crane Institute of America Overhead Crane Inspector & Operator training program.
  • Pass a written examination.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year operating experience as the designated operator of overhead and/or gantry cranes. (A trainee certification is available for personnel who do not meet experience requirements.)
  • Possess the physical ability to safely operate overhead cranes.

Inspector Certification Requirements

  • Complete a Crane Institute of America Overhead Crane Inspector & Operator training program.
  • Pass a written examination.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience working in a capacity of operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, safety or supervision with overhead cranes. (A trainee certification is available for personnel who do not meet experience requirements.)
  • Possess the physical ability to perform inspections on overhead cranes.

You Will Receive...

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