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Welcome to NECS

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


For pricing and information on onsite classes, call 603-790-8264 or email

Your Location or Ours

Our public classes are held 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, whether your focus is safety improvement, OSHA compliance or both.

NCCER Entry Level Operator Class - Portland

Participants in this class must be prepared for homework every night during class.  It is strongly recommended that candidates stay in a hotel nearby if they would be commuting more than an hour to class each day.

  • Pre-work: NCCER Level One Mobile Crane Operator books will be mailed in advance if requested
  • Monday: Signal person and rigging basics
  • Tuesday: General knowledge concepts, inspection and set-up basics
  • Wednesday: Practical training on the crane
  • Thursday: Lift planning and load chart problems
  • Friday: Written exams, practical exams for those who are ready
  • TBD: Deferred practical exams onsite

Class begins at 8:00 am each day.

Location: Best Western Merry Manor Inn, 700 Main Street, South Portland, ME

Lunch will be provided on classroom days


Event Properties

Event Date 03-06-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-10-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 12
Cut off date 03-01-2023
Individual Price $2,050.00
Location Portland, ME

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person ($)
3 1,950.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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Jave was New England Crane School's longest-standing client. He worked on his boom truck certification for several years, but due to the unfortunate lack of opposable thumbs, he never passed his practical exam. He took advantage of our policy of allowing exam re-take candidates to attend future classes free of charge, however, and was often seen in the back of the classroom. He told us that it was the best thing about our operation, besides the crumbs that other students dropped on the floor from their lunches.