Crane Institute of America

Mobile Crane Operator

Mobile Crane Operator Training

Classroom & Hands-on

An excellent program for beginners and experienced operators, particularly those taking  CIC Accredited Operator Certification exams. It’s also a great opportunity for supervisors, safety personnel and others to experience what it feels like to operate a real crane. The hands-on portion covers the fundamentals of crane operation with emphasis on ‘how to control the load,’ pre-operational inspection, setup and safety devices.

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 Qualification Card – FREE

Training Locations & Dates:

  • Sanford (Orlando) - August 28 - 31, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - October 09 - 12, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - October 30 - November 02, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - November 27 - 30, 2017
  • Sanford (Orlando) - December 11 - 14, 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 Truck Cranes
  • Industrial Cranes
  • Articulating Boom Cranes
  • Digger Derrick Cranes
  • Service/Mechanic Truck Cranes


    LEARN HOW TO Apply The Following Topics:

  • OSHA & ASME crane standards
  • Causes & results of crane accidents
  • Types of mobile cranes, components & terminology
  • Interpreting load charts correctly
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Crane setup and recognizing site hazards
  • Safe operating practices & procedures
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Pick & carry operations
  • Safety procedures for boom and jib assembly & disassembly
  • Safety procedures for working cranes near power lines
  • Hand & voice signals
  • Hoisting personnel
  • Basic rigging procedures


    Classroom instruction in the technical aspects of mobile crane operation with emphasis on safety, load charts, setup and operating practices.


    (Mobile crane training on our Vortex crane simulator is only conducted at our Orlando training facility.)

    You can begin to apply the technical information learned in the classroom using our realistic Vortex crane simulator. Learn the principles of actual crane operation in a safe environment without the fear of having an accident. Hands-on training will be conducted intermittently throughout the program.


    (Hands-on training is conducted at our Orlando training facility or On-site at your facility.)

    After satisfactory completion of both classroom and simulation training, get behind the controls of an actual crane. Learn how to conduct a pre-operation inspection, set-up the crane and how to control the load.

Certification/Qualification Requirements:

Operator Qualification Requirements

  • Complete a Crane Institute of America Mobile Crane Operator training program.
  • Pass written exams.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience as the designated operator of mobile cranes, 1 year for boom trucks. (A trainee qualification will be issued to applicants with less experience).
  • Meet ASME B30.5 physical qualifications.

You Will Receive...

  • Handbook Mobile Cranes
  • Handbook Rigging
  • Mobile Crane Operator workbook (includes applicable OSHA/ASME standards, load charts, pre-operational inspection checklists, etc.)
  • Hand Signal Card
  • Rigger's Capacity Card
  • Certificate of Training