In a response to the COVID-19 crisis, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) has created live, interactive and online training programs to mitigate the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic. As social distancing and safety precautions dissuade some companies from sending their employees to traditional classrooms, these dedicated online programs were created to meet the ongoing certification needs of crane operators and inspectors.

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CICB has created live, interactive and online training programs to mitigate the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic. 

CICB is offering a two-day online training program to prepare crane operators for the NCCCO Written Exams and three-day online training programs for Mobile Crane and Rigging Inspectors or Overhead Crane/Hoist and Rigging Inspectors.

The online training programs include preparation for the NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Exams, Mobile Crane and Rigging Inspector, and Overhead Crane/Hoist and Rigging Inspector and will be followed by further digital classes as demand for online training for the crane and lifting industry increases. The construction industry in particular is being forced to pivot and adapt to new realities as COVID-19 necessitates new precautions and restrictions. 

“Live-streamed, online programs represent a positive response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Craig Epperson, CEO, CICB. “Online attendees will receive the highest quality training delivered in a cutting-edge manner.”

While the classes themselves represent a new era of digital engagement, students will be able to participate with a laptop, tablet or similar device. CICB uses video-conferencing platform Zoom, so participants are also advised to have a webcam (built into most digital devices) and headphones where possible.