Customized On-Site Training, Inspection
  & Consulting Services for the
 Crane, Lifting and Heavy
Equipment Industry.
Welcome to Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), a world leader in providing training, inspections, certifications and safety services for the lifting and material handling industry since 1969. CICB's state of the art training facilities are located in Orlando, FL and Houston, TX.
Primary Benefits Customers Receive from Using CICB Services Include: 
  • Reduce Injuries
  • Achieve Regulatory Compliance
  • Increase Worker Skills and Productivity
  • Increase Equipment Reliability
  • Reduce Equipment Maintenance Costs
  • Extension of Equipment Operating Life
Primary Equipment That CICB Provides Services for:
Industries Served:
  • Construction
  • Chemical/Petro-Chemical Plants
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities/Power Generation
  • Government
  • Military
  • Aerospace
  • Offshore and Onshore Exploration & Drilling
  • Mining
  • Ship Building
  • Ports/Logistics
  • Upstream Wellsites

From Our Customers

“Due to my desire to make a career change, and after exhaustive research, I contacted CICB for my training as a mobile crane operator. Not only did they offer a full curriculum of the training I desired, but also a NCCCO Preparatory Course and testing facility in my immediate area. In my 30 plus years of working in the construction industry, I have taken many safety training courses from a myriad of professional trainers. It’s a rarity to find one that is not only knowledgeable in the subject matter, but enjoys being able to share that knowledge with others. I feel that CICB is one of these rare trainers.”
F.D., Baytown, TX, 03/22/2012
"Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations."

CICB is a Veteran Owned Business
and a proud supporter of multiple charities for Veterans 
Job Openings

Top Trainer 2014, endorsed by Crane & Rigging Hotline Magazine and the ACRP has named Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau’s Senior Instructor/Inspector, Scott Crowder, as a Professional Top Trainer. This is the fifth time an instructor from CICB has been named a Top Trainer.


Leading crane inspection and safety training company, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, has been steadily increasing its international presence. CICB is now penetrating the Middle East market, and is the only vendor for crane inspections, training, and management services for the largest petrochemical company in Qatar.
As the OSHA re-examines the debated certification language in its cranes and derricks regulation, crane operator exams will continue to be administered. Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau notes that many proactive companies are still requiring their operators to take and pass their certification exams. 
Construction Equipment Guide interviews Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau and features the benefits it provides that have helped thousands of companies and organizations in many industries around the world to reduce risk to personnel and equipment; increase equipment reliability, longevity, and productivity; improve worker skills, productivity and morale; save time and money; achieve and maintain the highest level of best practices and regulatory compliance for every type of material-handling and lifting equipment. pasting

In light of the recent industry demand for quality training and certification of Crane Operators, Riggers and Safety Personnel, the veteran-owned business, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, finds career military personnel to be a natural fit for their staff expansion.

Orlando, FL and Houston, TX - July 31,2014 Committed to crane safety, CICB announces that all third-party OSHA Mobile, Overhead and Tower Crane Inspections will be performed by a Nationally Certified Crane Inspector, ensuring that customers receive the highest level of service. Customers recognize that CICB’s inspectors have the knowledge, expertise and experience necessary to certify their cranes.

Houston, TX - July 07, 2014 - Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau’s fast growing Houston Operations has added programs and staff to keep pace with industry’s need for trained and certified Crane Operators, Riggers and Safety Personnel.
Orlando, FL and Houston, TX - June 26, 2014 -- Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, LLC a full service provider of safety training, certification, and inspections for the lifting and material handling industry, successfully maintains a client base within the Energy, Oil & Gas, Airline, Aerospace, and Manufacturing industries which has recently skyrocketed.
Orlando, FL and Houston, TX - April 25, 2014 -- With widespread gains in employment in the construction and manufacturing sectors from a year ago, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), a world leader in providing training, certifications and safety services for the crane and material handling industries, is prepared to train the newly hired workforce.

Orlando, FL and Houston, TX - January 31, 2014 -- Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) Bi-Lingual Instructor wins Professional Top Trainer 2013 Award sponsored by the Crane & Rigging Hotline Magazine and the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP). Continuing the education of the trainers or students in the crane and rigging industry is a tangible benefit of the Top Trainer awards program.

Se Habla Español!
CICB offers its training programs in Spanish. Contact us to learn more. 

Houston Training Center

CICB's Houston Training Center is now located at the Holt Crane & Equipment facility offering more clasroom space and CCO Practical Exams for fixed and swing cab hydraulic cranes, lattice boom cranes, overhead cranes, riggers and signalpersons.

Used Cranes Available!

Information on available crane equipment for sale.

International Services


The Five Critical Challenges Facing Every Owner and Manager in the Crane & Lifting  Industry Today

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Need Help with the New OSHA Crane Standard

Navigating the complexities of the New OSHA Crane Standard can be quite challenging. Please find useful links to help and see CICB’s FAQ section on this website. For further assistance, please call us at 800-327-1386. 

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