Need to Get Your
Employees CCO Certified?

We'll make it happen in just 3 days with our
Open Enrollment crane training classes

Classes are held at a location near you

Equipment is provided so you don’t have to delay projects

We guarantee they'll pass so you have nothing to lose

NCCCO CRANE CERTIFICATION

Nationwide Crane Training has helped thousands obtain NCCCO certification, resulting in rewarding careers as certified crane operators.

WHY BECOME A CRANE OPERATOR?

$ 87,000+

Annual Wage for 90% of Crane Operators*

  • FAST
  • 2-7 DAY COURSE
  • 100% PASS RATE

AN INDUSTRY PIONEER FOR OVER 11 YEARS

Trusted by agencies, companies and individuals seeking crane operator training nationwide.

7000+
Trained

100%
Pass Rate

Training Locations
Across the U.S.

3 CONVENIENT COURSES

OPEN ENROLLMENT

5 day class
5–20 students

Comprehensive crane training available four times a year at central sites across the country. Experienced operators only.

BOOT CAMP

7 day class
5 students max

No experience required! Intensive crane training program designed to get you and your employees certified quickly.

PRIVATE CLASS

2–6 day class
5 student minImUM, No max

Onsite crane training at your location, on your schedule. Cuts travel expenses and downtime.

EXPERT INSTRUCTORS

  • NCCCO accredited
  • Authorized OSHA Trainers
  • Members of IUOE Union
  • Extensive crane operations experience
  • Industry and military veterans

CRANE TRAINING NATIONWIDE

EVERY PIN IS WHERE NCT HAS PROVIDED TRAINING

Upcoming Open Enrollment

Your instructor was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we understood the materials. I will recommend your classes to anyone looking to get NCCCO certified.

—Mike A

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JOB SECURITY AND STABILITY

  • High Paying Career
  • In-Demand and
    Growing Industries
  • Jobs Available Nationwide

MORE REASONS TO CHOOSE
NATIONWIDE CRANE TRAINING

ABOUT US

Nationwide Crane Training is the go-to crane operator training school in the USA with over 11 years as an industry leader. We’ve designed classes that take anyone from the novice to an NCCCO certified crane operator quickly.

While similar training courses lump students into groups of 30 or more and can take up to six weeks, Nationwide Crane Training’s intensive Crane Boot Camp limits class size to just five students and seven days. Students get personal instruction from teachers with decades of real-world experience under their belts and more time “in the seat.”

We’re the only crane training school in the country that guarantees students will pass the written portion of their NCCCO testing – a testament to the quality of our courses.

With our tuition rates being less than half of what other crane schools charge, it’s not hard to see why Nationwide Crane Training continues to be the crane operator training school of choice for students and companies all over the country.

CLASS OVERVIEW

If you’ve ever wondered how to become a crane operator and increase your earning potential with a rewarding lifelong career in construction, transportation, or manufacturing, Nationwide Crane Training’s heavy equipment operator school delivers the valuable tools you need to get the job done. If you’re an individual operator who needs NCCCO training and certification to open doors to new opportunities, NCT’s heavy equipment operator training is the program that will put more billable hours in your pocket. If you’re an employer who needs to get all of your operators through NCCCO training and certification quickly to avoid wasted payroll, NCT’s crane training school can even come to you!

From basic crane safety training and qualified rigger and signal person training right through NCCCO certified crane operator, NCT’s heavy equipment operator training is nationally recognized and delivered by real-world professionals with years of boot-on-the-ground experience. With multiple locations nationwide and remote sessions available, our school offers something for everyone.

If you want to know how to become a crane operator (or just need to get certified) we can help! Check out the certification programs and technical skill training we offer below.

What our  Crane Operator Training Classes Cover: 

  • Small Telescopic Boom Cranes (fixed cab/boom truck)
  • Large Telescopic Boom Cranes (swing/cab/rough terrain)
  • Service Truck Crane
  • Articulated (knuckleboom) cranes
  • Digger Derrick
  • OSHA Compliant Rigging and Signalperson or
    Certified Rigging and Signalperson
  • Lattice Crane (Crawler or Truck)
  • Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes (LBC)
  • Lattice Boom Truck Cranes (LBT)
  • Telescopic Boom Cranes—Swing Cab (TLL)
  • Telescopic Boom Cranes—Fixed Cab (TSS)

Skills You’ll Learn: 

  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Basic Principles of Cranes
  • Rigging Practice Crane Safety
  • Operating a Crane
  • Communication
  • Machine Power Flow
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Wire Rope Basics
  • Computer Aids/Operator Aids
  • Load Dynamics
  • On-Site Equipment Movement
NCCCO Crane CERTIFICATION

To obtain crane operator certification through the NCCCO, each candidate must pass a written core exam and at least one specialty exam. Additionally, candidates must pass a hands-on practical exam within 12 months of passing the written portions.

The written core exam includes 90 multiple choice questions. The Mobile Crane Operator Written Examination consists of a Core Examination in crane operation and up to four crane Specialty Examinations. Certification requires competency in both the Core and one or more Specialty designation(s).

The Core Examination has 90 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 90 minutes to complete the Core Examination. Each Specialty Examinations consists of 26 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete each Specialty Examination.

All candidates are required to take the Core Examination, regardless of the Specialty(s) in which they wish to be certified. Each of the specialty exams includes 26 questions. All questions on both the core and specialty exams are given in a multiple choice format.

(NCT’s exam preparation is unique and prepares the candidates by giving them multiple practice exams, which are harder than the actual NCCCO exams.)

ENROLLING IS EASY

A Test Site Coordinator will answer all your questions and help you enroll in the appropriate course.

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