CIC certifications available at the Gibson Center:

  • Tower Cranes (self-erecting, fixed jib, or luffing boom)
  • Telescoping Boom Crane, Under 21 Tons
  • Telescoping Boom Crane, 21-75 Tons
  • Telescoping Boom Crane, Over 75 Tons
  • Lattice Boom Crawler
  • Lattice Boom Carrier
  • Precast Concrete Delivery Cranes (under 21-ton capacity, fixed or rotating operator station)
  • Service Mechanic Truck (SMT - under 21-ton capacity)

Other certifications offered:

  • Mobile crane operations
  • Knuckleboom crane operations
  • Overhead crane operations
  • Digger derrick operations
  • Mobile and overhead crane - inspections
  • Rigger-Signal person



Register Online


Crane Institute Certification (CIC) issues NCCA accredited operator certifications for mobile cranes (five types and capacity levels), articulating boom cranes, digger derrick cranes, and service/mechanic truck cranes.  Certifications are also issued for, riggers, signalpersons and master riggers.  CIC meets OSHA’s current requirements for crane operator certification by type and capacity and OSHA’s rigger and signalperson qualification requirements. 

For additional information, contact coordinator John Tooley (jtooley@vinu.edu) at 812-888-2870, or Register Online.



Crane Operator Training Class
By November 2018, OSHA requires all crane operators to be certified by a nationally accredited organization.  To assist with this requirement, the Vincennes University Gibson Center  now hosts crane operator training and certification classes on a monthly basis.  Training includes classroom instruction, written exam, and practical exam, all completed within one week. NCCCO license holders can be re-certified also.  Certified training personnel provided by North American Crane Certifications (NACC).



Certification Requirements

CIC provides OSHA recognized NCCA accredited crane operator certifications.  To become a CIC certified crane operator or rigger/signaler, a candidate must pass a General Knowledge Exam, Supplemental Exam(s) and a Practical Operating Exam for the crane type and capacity level for which the candidate is applying.  Some states or cities have specific requirements for crane operator licenses.  Check your state or municipality’s website for current requirements.


Requirements for Crane Institute Certification as a Certified Crane Operator includes the following:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Pass a practical operating exam for the crane type selected
  • Meet the ASME physical qualification and medical requirements
  • Pass the general knowledge exam and supplemental exam(s) for the certification applying for
  • Honor the Crane Institute of America Certification Code of Ethics and adhere to substance abuse policy

Documentation Requirements:

  • Earn a passing score on written exams
  • Complete and sign the medical verification form
  • Earn a passing score on the practical operating exam
  • Read and sign the Code of Ethics Agreement including the substance abuse policy
  • Provide government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport) at exam site; CDL licenses may be mandatory in some areas.