Important Notice to all Crane Operators in BC

As of February 28th, 2011, all crane operators must be certified.

Effective March 1st, 2011, the Level A crane operator practical assessment fee will increase to $750.

Existing crane operators were provided with a two-year phase in period to become certified. As the “incumbent operator” phase comes to a close, lower assessment volumes necessitate an increase in the Level A practical assessment fee to $750.

Assessment services will continue to be offered throughout the province and the application process will remain the same.

Note: There are a limited number of assessment opportunities available up to the deadline of February 28th, 2011. Once all of these spaces are filled, assessments will be scheduled after the deadline at the new fee of $750.

WorkSafeBC Bulletin – Certification Deadline for Crane Operators

Crane operators in British Columbia must have a valid operator’s certificate by February 28, 2011. Any operator not certified by February 28 cannot legally operate a crane in British Columbia.

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