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Crane operator certification, Houston and Fort Worth offered through American Crane School, is the fastest path to crane operator certification. Our crane training team has assisted thousands of crane operators in obtaining their certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators with some of the highest pass rates in the country. American Crane School does not just prepare you to pass the test,  we get you to understand the principles of crane operation and crane safety.

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OSHA Requires All Crane Operators Get Certified

Three years ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final ruling stating that it would extend the original deadline (November 2014)  requiring all U.S. crane operators to become certified by three years, to November 2017. With November not far off, it appears that OSHA may decide to grant an additional one-year extension.

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has publicly voiced its support for the deadline extension. NCCCO’s letter to OSHA can be viewed here.

According to reports, on June 20th, 2017 the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) ruled unanimously in favor of OSHA’s proposed one-year extension. It is now anticipated that OSHA will release a revised final ruling sometime during the Summer of 2017 explaining that the enforcement date for mandatory crane operator certification will be extended by one year. This means all crane operators must now become certified by November 2018 in order to continue working within the United States.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Top 10 Reasons to Certify with American Crane School:

American Crane School guarantees you will pass your Crane Operator Certification Written Exams -- or every class with us is free until you do. Here's the reality: many crane training schools advertise high pass rates, great instructors, and some sort of guarantee. So how can you separate the pretenders from the performers? To answer that question, you only need to look at our record; our first time pass rates consistently exceed 90%! Although there are rare instances when students are not able to pass on the first try, we stand by our guarantee that they will pass. That's an important difference between our program and all the other programs out there: if you don't pass the first time with us, we will continue to train you for free in any of our upcoming open enrollment classes until you are successful (for up to 12 months from the original training session).
American Crane School understands that when an operator is stuck at a crane school instead of working, loss of production is a concern. In response, we've designed a comprehensive three-day crane operator certification program. Our system is proven to be the fastest, most efficient path to achieving crane operator certification, while minimizing operator downtime. Over the years we've discovered that when a certification program is shorter, pass rates go down because students aren't given enough time to learn the basics. And when a certification program is longer, this too causes pass rates to go down because the course is not sticking to the core essentials.
After conducting hundreds of classes with thousands of students from all around the country, we have the experience needed to help you put a crane operator certification card in your pocket. Since 2004 we've offered monthly crane training classes in both Northern and Southern California; Idaho and Texas are among other states where we provide ongoing crane training. With over a decade's worth of hands on experience, our training system has been designed and refined through hundreds of classes.
Whether you're a lineman operating a digger derrick, a plumber operating a boom truck, or a full-time crane operator... American Crane School is here to help! We've trained thousands of experienced and non-experienced candidates from just about every industry and profession that makes use of cranes. If you're looking to become a certified crane operator (or seeking recertification) this program will help you pass. Private classes for groups of eight or more are also available -- at your site or ours. Customized to your particular needs, we provide the flexibility you need to have your training succeed.
When a crane training school fails to provide regularly scheduled, open enrollment crane training courses, students can end up waiting a long time before getting certified. We avoid this by giving you monthly options that fit your busy schedule. With American Crane School, you can rest assured that we will always be there when you need us.
We routinely work with a wide range of organizations; from utility companies such as PG&E, Southern California Edison, and SMUD -- to government entities such as The Army Core of Engineers, Dept of Water Resources, and the California Highway Patrol. Along with hundreds of cities, counties, and numerous other organizations, American Crane School has trained and continues to train some of the biggest names in the industry
Conducting several classes per month allows us to constantly improve and update our training materials; this lets us keep up with all the latest subject matter from industry experts and we stay informed of what the certification companies are testing for. The Result? We have the highest first time pass rates in the country.
Did we mention that you will not fall asleep in our class? You won't see some old crane operator reading boring regulations and telling you a story about how big the crane was that he used to operate, sprinkled with war stories and jokes about ex-wives. We get to the point and keep you on your toes! You'll learn things about cranes you never even knew before, and you'll leave our class a better, more well-rounded operator because of it.
Many crane schools advertise very attractive rates but fail to include the testing fees required by the testing company. For the large and small telescopic boom cranes, the Written and Practical Exam fees equal $295.00 (not including any late or incomplete fees). Our prices always include all testing fees so that there are "No Hidden Costs".
This is what we do at American Crane School. We have cranes located at each facility that are specially selected to help you pass the tests and get certified. Since the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators requires operators to test on a crane with 70%-75% of the boom length of the crane, we only use cranes with boom lengths of less then 70' to give you every possible advantage. And since our training team conducts multiple classes around the country every month you can be sure we keep up to date with what you will need to know for the ever changing Written Exams!

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In-class learning and practice exams are delivered using our state of the art Tablet Based Testing™ system.

American Crane School fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).