There are three paths to BC crane certification and six different crane operator designations intended to meet different applications and needs. The paths are:
new operators – trainees and registered apprentices
recognition process for crane operators already certified in another jurisdiction
challenge process for experienced crane operators who are not yet certified
Which one is your fit?
BC Crane Certification Process for New Operators – Trainees and Registered Apprentices
If you are new to the crane industry, you can learn the trade as a trainee while working under the mentorship of skilled operators. For the larger crane classifications, you can do this as a registered apprentice or trainee.
How do I apply?
To learn more about the BC crane certification process, click the one of the two buttons below corresponding to the type of crane and classification size you intend to operate. Information on how to apply, along with links to the relevant application forms, is provided for each crane classification.
If you aren’t sure where your crane fits, go to our BC Crane Classifications page, where relevant sample load charts are supplied to enable you to determine where your crane fits.
Recognition Process for Crane Operators from Other Jurisdictions
If you are an experienced crane operator certified in another Canadian jurisdiction, in Ireland, in the United Kingdom, or in the United States, you may be recognized as a crane operator in BC through your home credential.