To all Certified Crane Operator Candidates
EICA was formed in 2015 to address a need identified by Employers and others in the electrical construction industry, that of crane operation near and around electrical lines, as well as the normal difficult terrain found in transmission line construction environments.
While other entities were doing crane certifications based on both construction and railroad scenarios, nobody specifically addressed the electrical power line environment. If you are working in the electrical construction industry, particularly in the power line construction segment of that industry, we believe we are the certification entity that will be held in the highest regard by your current and future employers.
EICA is a testing agency only; we do not conduct any training for crane operators or provide training material. However, our certification testing will often be conducted at the request of a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) facility, both for their apprentices and Journeymen in their area. These JATCs are a joint effort of Labor Unions and Employer Associations, and are located in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Our testing can be the result of a request from any of the JATCs or at the request of Employers in the Electrical Industry. These employers include outside line construction employers, inside electrical employers and electrical utilities.
If you are working in the electrical industry, and need a Crane Operators Certification, talk to your employer or contact the JATC that covers your area. You will find out test procedures closely align with your work environment and offer you the best proof to your employer(s) that you are ready to be a safe and productive Crane Operator.
Thank you for your interest in our certification program.