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Electrical Industry Certifications Association
Construction Crane Operator Certification
An operator certified in accordance with 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC (Cranes and Derricks) is unable to undergo a re-certification or re-licensing examination due to travel restrictions or social distancing protocols. OSHA will not cite the operator’s employer for allowing the operator to work with an expired certification as long as the employer considered alternative options for compliance, implemented interim alternative protective measures, where possible, and can show good faith in its effort to reschedule and complete the operator’s recertification as soon as possible through a certification or licensing body that meets the requirements of OSHA’s standard.
EICA CERTIFICATION TIME FRAME UPDATE:
When we can resume business as usual, EICA will review current candidate’s status and work out any extensions/adjustments at that time. Updates will be posted on the EICA website
EICA CERTIFICATION TIME FRAME
Candidates must pass both the practical exam and written exam in order to receive any certification. These exams may be taken in any order. The candidate has 14 months after they pass their first exam (practical or written) to pass the consequent practical or written exam. The candidate may appeal the 14 – month time frame with the Appeals Committee for an extension if they feel they have an adequate reason.
EICA’s Crane and Digger Derrick certifications program is allowed to all individuals who meet the eligibility requirements below;
Operators shall be required to successfully meet the qualifications for the specific type of crane that they are operating.
1. Operator requirements shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. Evidence of successfully passing a physical examination or having a current Commercial Drivers License as defined in paragraph 2.a, 2.b, or 2.c below.
b. Satisfactory completion of a written examination covering operational characteristics, controls, and emergency control skills, such as response to fire, power line contact, loss of stability, or control malfunction, as well as characteristic and performance questions appropriate to the crane type for which qualification is being sought.
c. Demonstrated ability to read, write, comprehend, and use arithmetic and a load rating chart, in the language of the crane manufacturer’s operation and maintenance instruction materials.
d. Satisfactory completion of a combination written and verbal test on load rating chart usage that covers a selection the configurations (the crane may be equipped to handle) for the crane type for which qualification is being sought.
e. Satisfactory completion of an operation test demonstrating proficiency in performing lifting, lowering, booming, telescoping, and swinging functions at various radii as well as shutdown. Testing shall also include proficiency in prestart and post-start inspection, securing procedures, and traveling by appropriate written, oral, or practical methods.
f. Demonstrated understanding of the applicable sections of the ASME B30.5 Standard and federal, state, and local requirements.
2. Candidates shall provide proof of a current DOT Medical card or Commercial Drivers License in one of the three following manners:
a. Provide a current Medical Card issued by a Physician that is registered in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners maintained by the U.S. DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; or
b. Secure from his/her employer a copy of a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that affirms the candidate has a CDL that includes a Certified Non-Excepted Interstate Medial Card. EICA will provide the consent from with the application; or
c. Provide a current Commercial Driver License
3. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
RIGGER/SIGNALPERSON Certification Survey: