Crane Operator

Rules, Regulations, and Licensing

State by State

Regardless of which US state you livein, here are federally mandated standards, issued by OSHA, that are require operators to to hold a nationally accredited crane operator license.
Additionally, you must also be qualified to operate the specific crane / hoisting equipment at your work site.

Fortunatelly, our nationally accredited crane operator safety courses are designed to help you stay safe and on the right side of the law.

In case your state is one of many that have their own state-specific requirements, we have collected resources for you for each state below.

Select your home state or territory from the list below to get the latest information on crane operator safety rules, regulations, and requirements. Please note that any state regulations are in ADDITION to the federal guidelines. Crane operators in all 50 states are required to hold a nationally accredited crane operator license as well as be qualified to operate the crane at their work sites. Need a crane operator license? Click here to get started with Cranes101.

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More about your state crane safety regulations

It’s important to know the rules and regulations for operators of cranes and other heavy equipment for industry in your state. If you live in a state that has its own requirements beyond the federally mandated OSHA standards, it will be important for you to get additional licensing, continuing education hours, etc as needed so that you remain in compliance with all relevant regulations. Massachusetts, for example, has its own state-specific exams for obtaining and maintaining one’s crane operator license. Each type of equipment has its own distinct license.

We are here to help you navigate it all!

Many other states are similar, while others may not be quite as stringent but rather just require general OSHA compliance. The only way to know what your state requires is to do your research – and this page is designed to help you do just that. By providing direct links to various government agencies in different states, we hope that our list helps you figureout just what you need. Once you’ve figured that out, please get in touch with us so we can connect you with the proper training. Alternatively, you can always just contact us directly with your questions and our capable, knowledgable staff will help guide you to the courses that will fulfill your state’s requirements.

How Cranes101 Can Help

Here at Cranes101, we pride ourselves in providing the safety training, courses, and information you need to stay current and compliant with all relevant regulations. If you have more specific questions about how we can help you, no matter what state you may live and/or work in, please contact us. We can provide training via online coursework, and/or we can come to you for in person training and certification. We provide NCCER nationally accredited certification training on site at any locaiton, as well as training that is specifically tailored to local requirements.

You can use the search bar in our main menu to find whatever other resources you may be looking for. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know – we will be happy to help!

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