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Welcome to New England Crane School

We provide crane-related safety training and certification programs, at your location or at one of ours, including:

  • One-day qualified signal person and basic rigging classes
  • Four-day crane operator test preparation classes, including nationally accredited certification through the NCCER
  • Certification and re-certification classes for NCCCO operator certs (at our Portland test site or on an onsite basis only)
  • Customized Managing Crane Safety classes for construction managers and foremen on an onsite basis
  • Private consulting/practical training on an hourly basis

Our public classes are held seasonally from late fall until spring in locations throughout northern New England including Montpelier, Burlington, Concord, Portsmouth and Portland.  We are also available for onsite classes and private consulting at your location anywhere in the U.S. throughout the year.

Our training classes are taught by experienced, NCCER- and NCCCO-certified crane operators who understand the practical realities and challenges of working safely and effectively on crane sites. Using a combination of instructor lectures, participant discussions, videotaped scenarios and hands-on practice, we go beyond the textbook and teach you what you really need to know.

What’s New


We are pleased to report that in February of 2017, we became an NCCER certification provider!

The NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) is a well-respected organization founded in 1996 as a non-profit education foundation.  It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry.  The NCCER offers curricula for more than 70 craft areas and more than 70 assessments, and New England Crane School is now offering NCCER certification in four types of mobile crane operations: industrial cranes, lattice boom cranes, telescoping boom cranes, and boom trucks.   These certifications are nationally accredited by ANSI and recognized by OSHA as meeting the requirement for operator certification or qualification by November of 2017.

Our 2018 season schedule is up! Click here for signal/rigging classes, and here for operator certification classes.


Info on OSHA’s Extension of the Certification Deadline

After a year and a half of public comment and debate, OSHA finally made the extension of the operator certification requirement official in 2014.

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Self-Qualifying Quiz

Thinking of self-qualifying as a signalperson and rigger? Take this quiz.

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Jave is New England Crane School's longest-standing client. He has been working on his "under 21 tons" certification for three years now, but due to the unfortunate lack of opposable thumbs, he has not yet passed his practical exam. He takes advantage of our policy of allowing exam re-take candidates to attend future classes free of charge, so look for him in the back of the classroom this season.