Darrell Rimmer Speeds Through Mobile Crane Operator Certification Exams and Passes!
Darrell Rimmer, an inspector and trainer with SIMMCO, a division of the Blurton Group, said, “I contribute my success to the formal training received from Crane Institute throughout the years, as well as my on-the-job experience.” He entered the industry in 1995. In 2003, he became a certified mobile crane inspector through Crane Institute. In 2006, he returned and earned both his Mobile Crane Operator Qualification and Mobile Crane Trainer Certification. He received his CIC Mobile Crane Operator Certification and CIC Practical Examiner Authorization in 2009. In addition to all of his mobile crane credentials, he is also a Qualified Rigger/Signalperson and a Certified Rigger/Signalperson Trainer.
Hats off to Mr. Rimmer, who recently renewed his CIC crane operator certification in a record time! Mr. Rimmer completed all six exams (General Knowledge, Telescoping Boom under 21 tons, Telescoping Boom 21-75 tons, Telescoping Boom over 75 tons, Lattice Crawler, and Lattice Carrier) in less than 2 ½ hours. The allotted time frame given is 6 ½ hours, though most complete the exams in 4 ½ to 5 hours.
Barbara Weedin, Open Enrollment Coordinator at Crane Institute, stated, “He has an incredible brain!” Mr. Rimmer modestly replied, “I’ve always struggled with math, but I’ve been trained through the Crane Institute, and I’ve been teaching others. Attending the class again was the review I needed to prepare for the exams.”
Our interview this month was with Barney Shorter of Crane Training Group. The interview was focused on the ‘Complete Package’ offer. This offer entails:
• Online Training Program, being a CIA certified trainer makes you eligible to use our online training program for use in your training.
• CIC Authorized Practical Examiner, allows you to give practical exams to the students you just trained.
Barney Shorter; CIA Certified Mobile Crane Trainer and CIC Authorized Practical Examiner
CIA: What training programs have you attended with Crane Institute (CIA)?
Shorter: Well I’ve attended the Train-the-Trainer program; I’ve done the operator training program and I’ve done the Practical Examiner Training.
CIA: Was the training on mobile cranes?
Shorter: Yes, mobile cranes.
CIA: Have you been trained on other equipment; overhead cranes, rigging?
Shorter: No overhead, no rigging, but I’ve gotten certified on every discipline from the 0-21 ton, 21-75 ton, over 75 ton, lattice boom carrier and lattice boom crawler so we can train just about everybody on any mobile crane.
CIA: As a CIA certified mobile crane trainer, have you taken advantage of the ‘Complete Package’ offer?
Shorter: Absolutely, I was in the training in the beginning of August last year, and I guess that’s 5 months ago and I’ve probably trained well over 130 people in 5 months, in every discipline; small, medium and large telescoping boom cranes and I’ve given practicals to just about everyone of those students.
Those who attend a Mobile Crane Trainer program with Crane Institute of America, Inc. may purchase training materials at deep discounted prices. Materials include workbooks, handbooks and DVDs. Call Ann at 800-832-2726 and press 3 for more information on pricing and how to order.
Crane Institute of America, Inc. is now offering the Mobile Crane Operator program for lease to Trainers. The program is the same used by Crane Institute Instructors. For more information on leasing the slideshow program, please contact Barbara at 800-832-2726 and press 1.
Not a Trainer? No problem, sign up for one of our training programs and become a Mobile Crane Trainer.
April 23-May 1, 2012
July 30-August 7, 2012
Training held in Sanford, Florida at the Crane Institute of America, Inc. Headquarters.
Train-the-Trainer Mobile Cranes is now a 7 day course at $1,995.00 (originally 9 days at $2,295.00). The Trainer Certification is an additional $345.00.
CIC Practical Examiner (3 days) immediately follows Train-the-Trainer Mobile Cranes at a price of $695.00. Examiners are also able to take their CIC Operator Certification Exams during the 10 days (CIC Exam costs are determined by the number of tests taken).
September 19-30, 2011 (spaces limited, call today!)
November 7-18, 2011
Training is held in Sanford, Florida at the Crane Institute of America, Inc. Headquarters.
For more information or to register, call Barbara Weedin at 800-832-2726.