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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

Covid - 19 Statement

We are not currently holding public classes, since putting strangers together in a room right now would be unsafe and irresponsible of us.  Having said that, we know safety and compliance for your business cannot always wait.  If you have an urgent safety or compliance need, please contact Anna at 303-817-5663 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let's talk about whether we can deliver something for you in a virtual format.

Like you, we have no idea when things will begin to return to normal but we are hoping and planning for public classes to resume in late April.  We have an NCCER rookie cert class on the schedule for May 11 - 15 in NH, a qualified signal person and basic rigging class for April 27 in VT, and an NCCCO operator cert class for May 11 - 15 in MA.  You can register for these classes and hold your spot either online or by calling/emailing Anna, and then we will keep you posted as to whether the dates need to move.

Should the need for social distance continue past this spring, we are already investigating ways to put our prep classes and testing online and/or into virtual formats.  Practical exams cannot be done virtually, but we can continue to do those on a one-on-one basis, taking extra safety precautions such as sanitizing crane controls and requiring everyone to wear gloves and maintain distance.

Please stay safe out there and call us if we can help with anything!

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.