Just like any job, there are multiple options to assist in achieving OSHA and regulatory compliance for hoisting and lifting professionals requiring training, evaluation, and qualification and/or national certification in both construction and general industry applications. 


While crane operator jobs are in high demand, the first step is determining which crane training program is correct for you.  

Below we have outlined NCCCO’s basic requirements.  

Some of the basic requirements are: 

  • You must be at least 18 years old 
  • Comply with substance abuse policies  
  • Pass written and practical examinations 
  • Agree to the code of ethics 

Physical requirements: 

  • Ability to distinguish colors 
  • Adequate hearing (including hearing aids) 
  • Normal depth perception and field of vision 
  • No evidence of loss of physical control (I.e., seizures) 


Because some states/cities that have their own codes may not recognize some federal rules. Consult the specific state/city codes where the crane is being operated. For example, the states of California, North Carolina, Washington, and Oregon have their own State OSHA guidelines.  


Below are a few links to help you get started:  

NCCCO Crane Certification

Overton Safety Training FAQs