Tower Crane Operator

Being a crane operator is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. Crane operators are highly valued for their knowledge and expertise. They work on a variety of construction projects and have excellent opportunities for high earnings, career advancement, and business ownership.

NCCER has developed a specific one-level curriculum for Tower Crane Operators covering topics such as Tower Crane Safety, Rigging Practices, and Communications.

Click to view a list of Tower Crane Operator Certification Providers.


For more information regarding NCCER's Certification Programs that meet/exceed current ASME & OSHA standards, see Mobile Crane Operator Certification, Rigger/Signal Person Certification and Tower Crane Operator Certification.

Curriculum

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Orientation to the Trade, Basic Principles of Tower Cranes, Tower Crane Study, Rigging Practices, Load Charts, Communications and Operating a Tower Crane. Purchase Materials

Course Planning Tools

Competencies/Objective Lists
Performance Profiles
Equipment and Material Lists

Assessments

NCCER's Tower Crane Operator Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME and federal OSHA consensus safety standards.

Tower 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. Learn how to become a Tower Crane Practical Examiner.


CANDIDATE HANDBOOK (click to download)


Practical Examinations

  • Self-Erect
  • Hammerhead
  • Luffer

Written Assessments

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Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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