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Tower Crane Operator Certification

NCCER's Tower Crane Operator Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME and federal OSHA consensus safety standards.

NCCER has enacted policies and procedures to safeguard objectivity and impartiality in all of its assessment and certification processes. NCCER training, assessment and certification is available without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by local, state or federal regulations.

Tower Crane Endorsed Accredited Assessment Centers are able to deliver the certification program (assessments and practical examinations) to their employees/membership using their own equipment as personnel are available and time permits.

NCCER's Tower Crane Operator Certification Program offers:

  • Assessment and practical examination results available within 15 minutes of submission
  • No rush fees
  • Real-time verification
  • Portable, industry-recognized credentials
  • Three equipment specific certifications, including capacity;
    • Self-Erect
    • Hammerhead
    • Luffer

For information on becoming endorsed to deliver NCCER’s Tower Crane Operator Certification Program, visit the mobile crane operator endorsement page.

NCCER Gold Card

NCCER Crane & Rigger/Signal Person Wallet Card  


Candidates who earn a certification through one of NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator, Tower Crane Operator, or Rigger and/or Signal Person Certification Programs earn an NCCER gold card. The Gold Card provides each certified professional a unique number allowing them to verify certification credentials in real time through NCCER’s online verification.



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