In order to obtain a Rotating-Control or Stationary-Control EICA Certification, or a Digger Derrick EICA Certification, a candidate must take and pass both a Practical Exam and a Written Exam.
The Practical Exam provides a demonstration of the candidate’s skill level of operating a crane or digger derrick. EICA allows a candidate to pass multiple practical exams by using one piece of equipment, as long as the equivalent written specialty exam is passed. For example, a digger derrick unit with rotating controls can be used for two practical exams; rotating crane and/or digger derrick. However, this example the digger derrick unit could not be used for stationary crane practical exams.
The Written Exam comprises of a general knowledge exam and specialty exams for the type of certification being attained (crane and/or digger derrick).
General knowledge exam has 75 questions with an 85 minute time limit.
|General Written Exam|
|Complete Daily Crane/Digger Derrick Inspections & Maintenance||21%|
|Manage Crane/Digger Derrick Access and Egress||12%|
|Evaluate Worksite Conditions||11%|
|Setup/Assemble Crane/Digger Derrick||24%|
|Perform Safety Checks||16%|
|Shut Down/Disassemble Crane/Digger Derrick||8%|
|Maintain Employment Requirements||8%|
Specialty exams have 35 questions with a 60 minute time limit.
|Digger Derrick Written Exam|
|Setup/Assemble Crane/Digger Derrick||48%|
|Operate Crane/Digger Derrick||23%|
|Perform Digger Derrick Specific Operations||29%|
|Crane Written Exam|
|Setup/Assemble Crane/Digger Derrick||69%|
|Operate Crane/Digger Derrick||31%|