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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:

Your Location or Ours

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.

Register for public classes or get more details on our registration page here. For pricing and information on onsite classes, call us at 603-790-8264 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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, whether your focus is safety improvement, OSHA compliance or both.

What’s New

OSHA Publishes Final Rule on Operator Certification and Qualification


On November 9, 2018, OSHA published the long-awaited final rule addressing both operator certification and operator qualification.  The final deadline for operator certification was December 10, 2018, and certification must be by type but is no longer required to be by capacity.  Employers are required to pay for the cost of certification for any currently employed operator, and the re-certification requirement remains at every five years.

Recognizing that certification is not enough to ensure an operator is qualified to perform specific tasks on specific equipment, the final rule also adds a requirement for the employer to conduct a task- and equipment-specific evaluation of each operator, and make documentation of that evaluation available on the jobsite.  This is the most important change to the regulation.  To read more about this requirement, click here for our recent newsletter on the subject.

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.