Overhead Crane Training

Industry-Veteran-Led Training Customized to Your Team's Safety Needs

Overhead Crane Training Programs

  • Featured image of the class - Overhead Crane/Hoist Operator & Rigger

    Overhead Crane/Hoist Operator & Rigger

    Learn how to safely operate overhead cranes and rig loads in a general industry setting.
  • Featured image of the class - Overhead Crane/Hoist & Rigging Inspector

    Overhead Crane/Hoist & Rigging Inspector

    Train to inspect overhead cranes and rigging hardware in compliance with the latest OSHA, ASME, & CMAA standards. This course covers fixed hoists and bridge, gantry, monorail, and jib wall-mounted cranes.
  • Featured image of the class - Train the Trainer: Overhead Crane Operator

    Train the Trainer: Overhead Crane Operator

    A course developing training skills through a series of key objectives and adult learning principles while providing the tools necessary to execute an in-house safety program for overhead crane operators.
  • Featured image of the class - Overhead Crane/Hoist & Rigging Safety Awareness

    Overhead Crane/Hoist & Rigging Safety Awareness

    Safety fundamentals training for managers, supervisors, and personnel working with teams using overhead cranes, hoists, and rigging.
  • Featured image of the class - CCO Overhead Crane Operator

    CCO Overhead Crane Operator

    All-inclusive training to prepare crane operators for their overhead crane written and practical exams.
  • Featured image of the class - CCO Overhead Crane Inspector

    CCO Overhead Crane Inspector

    Gain the necessary knowledge, training, and experience to pass the CCO overhead crane inspector exams.

Partner with the Industry Leader


  • CICB's NCCCO certification training

    CCO Commissioner

    CICB's NCCCO certification training

    John O'Connor is CICB's Houston Office General Manager and Career School Director and serves as an NCCCO Commissioner

  • CICB's NCCCO certification training

    CCO Certified

    CICB's NCCCO certification training

    CICB's instructors are CCO certified in the subject matters they teach and accredited as CCO Practical Examiners.

  • CICB's NCCCO certification training

    CCO Spanish Developer

    CICB's NCCCO certification training

    CICB has partnered exclusively with the NCCCO since 2003. We were a major contributor in the development of Spanish testing during the pilot program phase.

Overhead Crane Training

Overhead cranes appear straightforward at first glance. Their apparent simplicity often causes operators to overlook critical maintenance and operation elements, resulting in damage and failure. Overhead crane training is crucial for any business where these powerful machines are present. The training can help ensure employees operate overhead cranes safely, reducing accidents and preventing costly mistakes.


OSHA Overhead Crane Training Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes rules that employees and employers must follow when operating an overhead crane. These standards are designed to ensure proper overhead crane training and improve safety in the workplace. Here are the OSHA overhead crane training regulations we incorporate in our courses:

29 CFR 1910.179: OSHA’s Regulations for Overhead & Gantry Cranes in General Industry 
29 CFR 1910.184: OSHA’s Regulations for Slings in General Industry 
29 CFR 1926: Subpart CC OSHA’s Regulations for Cranes in Construction 
29 CFR 1926.251: OSHA’s Regulations for Rigging Equipment for Material Handling in Construction

Finding the Right Overhead Crane Training

Overhead training helps improve productivity and safety while reducing maintenance and other preventable costs through building essential industry skills and expertise. Therefore, finding the right overhead crane training for your employees is vital to reaping the benefits that come with this type of course. When choosing overhead crane training, look for the following: 

Industry-recognized programs
Training specific to your organization’s processes
Trainers with extensive experience operating overhead cranes
Hands-on and practical training sessions

Our Overhead Crane Training Course

CICB’s Overhead Crane Training programs are designed to improve the knowledge and skill sets of your team members, including operators, safety personnel, trainees, inspectors, maintenance personnel, supervisors, and managers. These programs include the appropriate combination of classroom, hands-on experience, and evaluation, creating the ultimate learning environment.

Everyone who attends our training courses gains valuable skills. Operators leave with a more robust understanding and appreciation of the requirements and responsibilities of overhead crane usage. These programs will significantly benefit those who work in any industry, including but not limited to:

Automotive and equipment
Aerospace manufacturing
Chemical manufacturing
Food manufacturing
Metal manufacturing
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

Types of Cranes Covered

Here are the types of overhead cranes we provide training for: 

Overhead Bridge Cranes
Monorail and Underhung Cranes
Jib Cranes
Gantry Cranes
Rail Mounted
Rubber Tire Mounted

“I took the one-week Crane Operator course at Orlando. The program was run very well ... As I run the crane today, I still think about things he showed me in the training. I would recommend this course to anyone.”

Tom C. - Local 7 Plumbers and Steamfitters

Overhead Crane Certification vs. Qualification

Ensuring your team meets proper criteria is essential for complying with OSHA regulations. Certification and qualification processes help determine whether operators meet the minimum expertise required to operate a crane. However, before undergoing the certification or qualification process, consider the differences between each.

    • What is Certification?

      OSHA specifies overhead crane operator certification requirements in the 29 CFR 1926 subpart CC. OSHA requires certification for any person engaged in a construction activity while operating a crane, with minimal exceptions. 


      How is Certification Obtained?

      Overhead crane operators earn certification by passing written and practical exams from an accredited testing organization. CCO® is the United States’ most recognized testing organization that offers crane operator certification exams accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). CICB proudly offers operators training for CCO certification.

    • What is Qualification?

      OSHA defines a qualified person as someone who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who, by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve & resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project. Employers must evaluate that overhead crane operators are qualified to operate the type and capacity crane they will be working with.


      How do you Qualify Employees?

      OSHA lists the ways for employers to verify their overhead crane operators are qualified. At CICB, we help you with this process by training and evaluating your employees to the latest ANSI / ASME standards relevant to the equipment they will operate.

Schedule Overhead Crane Training With CICB’s Experts

At CICB, we have over half a century of experience in the lifting industry with training to the latest safety standards and requirements. Additionally, we are members of various organizations, including the National Safety Council, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals.

We offer overhead crane training that is customizable to your business’s needs. Our overhead crane training courses are ideal for new hires and seasoned professionals, providing valuable knowledge and skills to elevate your operation. Contact us to learn more about our training programs and services.