Mobile Crane Operator Certification

NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC.

NCCER understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, manages conflict of interest and ensures the objectivity of its certification activities.  NCCER has enacted policies and procedures to safeguard objectivity and impartiality in all of its assessment and certification processes.  NCCER training, assessment and certification is available without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by local, state or federal regulations.

Mobile Crane Endorsed Accredited Assessment Centers are able to deliver the certification program (assessments and practical examinations) to their employees/membership using their own equipment as personnel are available and time permits.

NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator Certification Program offers:

  • ANSI accreditation
  • OSHA recognition
  • AGC of America recognition
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. recognition
  • Assessment and practical examination results available within 15 minutes of submission
  • No rush fees
  • Real-time verification
  • 13 equipment specific certifications, including capacity (Paths to Mobile Crane Operator Certification)
  • Certified operators earn portable, industry-recognized credentials

For information on becoming an Accredited Assessment Center, click here.

For information on becoming endorsed to deliver NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator Certification Program, click here.

*For operators seeking licensure in the state of Pennsylvania, an additional mathematical assessments is required.

NCCER Gold Card

NCCER Crane & Rigger/Signal Person Wallet Card  


NCCER released the new Gold Card, a picture card for all candidates who earn a certification through one of NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator, Rigger and/or Signal Person Certification Programs. The Gold Card provides each certified professional a unique number, allowing them to verify certification credentials in real time through NCCER’s Online Verification.

For reportable incidents, download and submit the Mobile Crane Incident Report by clicking here.


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Note: This program is independent of the NCCER Mobile Crane curriculum and assessment.