• On-Site Crane Training Courses Nationwide

  • On-Site Crane Training Courses Nationwide

    AP Crane Training provides On-Site Crane Training courses and crane operator certification courses Nationwide. We offer all types of crane training and certification for crane operator jobs in the United States.

    Depending on our class size the on-site crane training for typical training courses looks like this:

    • 2 Day Prep Courses; Classroom academic training to prepare for Written Exams. 
    • 3rd-day Practical Testing. 
    • 4th Day Finish Practical tests (as necessary) and take Written Exam Approx. (4 Hours). 

    Group of 5 and under (operators):

    1.5-day Prep Courses, 2nd half of 2nd-day practical testing, 3rd-day written exam.

    On-Site Practical Crane Training Tests (Practical Set Up)

    Client will need to provide:

    • Training Room (Conducive to the learning environment, minimal distraction, climate controlled, no excessive shop noise.) A Class room type set up.
    • Crane(s) with required boom length (No Exceptions)
    • Current Inspection sticker/certificate (No Exceptions)
    • Material’s to set up Practical Test; (5) 55 Gallon Steel Drums (2 of which are open tops, 2 Closed, 1 that can be sealed to hold water).
    • (5) Sheets of Plywood, high visibility paint etc; List will be provided for Course Set up. 
    • Once the materials are prepared, actual course setup can be done in less than an hour.

    On-Site Practical Exam Requirements:

    1. No overhead power lines should be within

    • 81′ of the crane when setting up for Telescoping Boom under 21-ton exams
    • 120′ of the crane when setting up for Telescoping Boom 21 – 75 tons exams
    • 175′ of the crane when setting up for Telescoping Boom Over 75 tons exams, Lattice Boom Carrier or Lattice Boom Crawler exams

    2. There should be sufficient space available for the practical exam course

    • A 56′ radius for 135 degrees of arc for Telescoping Boom under 21-ton exams.
    • A 95′ radius for 135 degrees of arc for Telescoping Boom 21 – 75 tons exams.
    • A 145′ radius for 135 degrees of arc for Telescoping Boom Over 75 tons exams, Lattice Boom Carrier or Lattice Boom Crawler exams.

    3. Entire exam course must be relatively level.
    4. The crane(s) being used for the exam must be able to be set up on the ground within 1% of the level grade.
    5. The ground under crane and outriggers should be compacted and appropriate floats or pads should be used as needed.
    6. Exam course must be located out of sight from welcome and waiting areas.
    7. Practical Exams require a Practical Examiner and Practical Exam Proctor. Practical Examiner is the same person conducting Classroom Prep. The Proctor will be assigned by the Client and will follow the processes, (this person cannot be a trainer). 
    8. Candidate Waiting Area must be

    • Neat and orderly with adequate seating and lighting
    • Near restrooms
    • Out of sight from the Practical Exam
    • Dedicated to candidates waiting for their exams
    • Set up with designated pre-exam materials

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    Contact us or give us a call at (888) 501-1355 to learn more on all types of crane safety, crane alternatives, and different crane safety programs available to you. We also offer aerial lift training and forklift certification courses.