Heavy Equipment Operator Training Gives You Tons of Opportunities
Get the most for your money and get the best training from one of the nation’s leading heavy equipment operator schools.
Heavy equipment operator training has never been so easy! Nationwide Crane Training’s comprehensive, up-to-date classes provide you with the confidence to operate heavy machinery safely, effectively, and efficiently—giving you the leverage to land the perfect jobs.
One of the best things about our training programs is they address everything you need to be a top moneymaker and drive your career in the direction you want to go.
Get Heavy Equipment Operator Training & Earn NCCCO Certification
While Nationwide Crane Training is known for the quality of its heavy equipment license programs, our Mobile Heavy Equipment Crane Operator and Qualified Rigger classes cover all aspects of operating any heavy equipment.
When you take high quality crane training classes, you learn the skills needed to operate any type of heavy equipment, from semi-trucks to excavators.
If you want a more structured, convenient, and streamlined approach to quality heavy equipment operator training, NCT is here to help.
“Thank you so much for the great experience during the whole CCO crane certification class. You made the application process easy, and it was always pleasant speaking with you. After hearing other operators tell how difficult their experiences were with other crane training programs, I was a little nervous. I found that with Nationwide Crane Training there was no need to be nervous. By the time that test day came I felt very prepared. I would highly recommend them and plan to use them in the future.” ~Bobby G
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful class and for helping these guys to take the tests and to pass them. To be quite truthful I had my doubts on a couple of people but they all fooled me and pulled through. Once again thank you.” ~Howard de Fluiter
Mobile Crane Operator Training for Individuals and Companies
Our CCO Prep Class covers everything you need to know in order to earn NCCCO mobile crane operator certification.
- Rigging Practice and Safety – the fundamentals of rigging (gear, configurations and applications).
- Crane Safety – heavy equipment inspection, site hazard identification, and use of PPE.
- Mobile Crane Operation – Basic functions and standard procedures for operating heavy equipment mobile cranes safely.
- Communication — Verbal and nonverbal methods of communications between the operator and signalperson.
- Preventative Maintenance and Safety Inspection — Safety inspection and routine maintenance of heavy machinery.
- On-Site Equipment Movement — Overcoming site-related hazards that can affect heavy equipment operation.
Apply these valuable skills to any heavy equipment operator position you currently hold or use these classes to improve your resume and build a better career.
Why Choose Our Heavy Equipment Operator Training?
Official Certification – Our heavy equipment operator license classes adhere to nationally accredited standards and result in operators earning NCCCO certification for mobile crane operation. Apply your new skills to land a higher-paying heavy equipment operator position within your company or find new jobs with new employers.
Expert Instructors – Our expert instructors are all experienced crane operators with years of real-world experience to pass on to you.
Quick and Easy – Most of our mobile crane training classes can be completed within 5 days, getting you certified in a fraction of the time required by other heavy equipment operator training programs.
Guaranteed Pass – With NCT, every candidate is guaranteed to pass the written portion of their exams. The questions on the written test are almost word for word compared to the course material. If you don’t pass, schedule a retake at no cost to you!
Where to Get Heavy Equipment Operator Training
We have multiple heavy equipment operator training location across the country.
- Train with us at any of our four in-house locations
- Enjoy exclusivity with our private classes at a location of your choosing (usually your employer’s offices and/or job site)
- Take advantage of remote open enrollment classes at locations near you
Our Qualified Rigger Program
OSHA no longer requires a specific certification for riggers. However, all riggers need to be “Qualified” in the eyes of this regulatory agency. Our Qualified Rigger training program will help you meet this nationwide standard in one two-day class.
Riggers need to be trusted, and training will help employers show that you know your stuff. Heavy equipment operator certification isn’t mandatory for riggers or signalpersons, but the programs we provide encompass the same skills you need to be at your best.
When you complete our Qualified Rigger training, you will possess:
- Basic knowledge of heavy equipment operation
- Technical knowledge of rigging
- The ability to inspect heavy machinery components for safety concerns
- Understanding of universal hand signals used in heavy machinery operation
- Experience with various rigging components
- Enhanced situational awareness (essential for heavy machinery operators)
- Knowledge of heavy equipment safety standards and regulations
- In addition, you’ll have hands-on experience under your belt. Our expert instructors use their real-world knowledge to deliver industry-leading training in the classroom and in practical situations.
Reap the Benefits of Heavy Equipment Operator Training
If you want to get into the business and learn the skills you need to be a top earner, our heavy equipment operator training classes are for you.
If you’re already in the construction or transportation industry but want to double or triple your earning potential, our training programs can help you do just that.
If you want more employment opportunities across the country, Nationwide Crane Training’s heavy equipment operator training sessions are the tools you need.
More Employment Opportunities
Top earners in the heavy equipment operator field make more than $81,000 per year, with some operators clearing $39 or more per hour. These in-demand heavy equipment operators can earn top dollar in states like New York, Illinois, Nevada, California, and anywhere else the construction industry is booming. In New York City, a heavy equipment operator can easily earn $43 or more per hour. Most operators work at least 50 hours a week with the option for more. With overtime, experience, and steady work, you can easily make $100,000 or more.
How much does a heavy equipment operator license cost?
Heavy equipment school costs start at $500, and up depending on the classes you take and how many certifications you attain. Remember, acquiring a heavy equipment operator certification is a valuable investment that pays off fast. And it’s not just about salary. Operators with CCO certifications should expect to face less competition and have an easier time finding work.
Are you accepting new students?
Yes! We currently have training programs open to students of all levels of experience. We offer in-person and online classes. For hands-on training, we let you train on your own equipment, or ours. For experienced operators, we offer refresher courses and for inexperienced operators we offer our Crane Training Boot Camp.
How long do heavy equipment operator courses take?
As with the cost, the length of time it takes to learn to operate heavy equipment or attain certification depends on the type of training you choose. Courses can last anywhere from 1 day to 7 days, depending on the options you choose. We have easy options for quick and easy refresher courses and fast certifications so you can get on with your business.
How old do you have to be to sign up for a heavy equipment operator certification?
Our training classes adhere to NCCCO’s guidelines. According to the NCCO, you must “Be at least 18 years of age to obtain a certificate. Comply with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy. Pass Written Examinations (Core and at least one Specialty) Pass Practical Examination(s)—Candidates must pass the Practical exam within twelve months of passing the written examination.”
Do I need a CDL to take heavy equipment classes?
No CDL required! You can operate a crane without a CDL as well. However, mobile cranes and other heavy machinery require a CDL license to operate if you move the crane. Most companies would rather hire someone with a CDL over someone who can’t drive the vehicle. Like an NCCCO certification, it can give you more opportunities and an edge over someone who has one.
The Power of Heavy Equipment Operator Training
Do you like heavy machinery? Do you enjoy things that go boom in the night? If you answered yes, then NCT is the school for you! Our mobile crane operating classes and safety training gives you the chance to secure a solid job in construction, oil, transportation, mining, steel, and over a dozen other industries.