ASI C4 Crane Operator

ASI Description

Identifies positions requiring Soldiers qualified in crane operations.

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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Mandatory

This credential is mandatory for some Soldiers, see the Mandated Certifications tab for more information.

Proponent Funded

Indicates the credential may have funding through the MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base. Click here for more information.

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Promo Points

This credential has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.   Click to go to related promotion points site.

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) certification is an intermediate, managerial credential developed for professionals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in supervisory positions with tasks devoted to the prevention of harm to individuals in the workplace environment. The STS is often sought by safety professionals who are first-line supervisors and managers. STS applicants must have expertise in monitoring worksites for job hazards, helping to ensure regulatory compliance occurs, training employees in safety practices, performing safety-related record keeping, coordinating corrections for safety problems within or among work groups, and communicating with safety specialists or management. Applicants must pass a written examination.
Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Telescopic Boom Crane Fixed Cab (TSS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Small Telescopic Boom Crane Specialty – Fixed Cab (TSS) certification provides validation of the skills and knowledge a candidate needs to safely operate a crane. TSS crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a core and specialty written exam and a practical exam.
Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes (LBC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes (LBC) certification validates the skills and knowledge a candidate needs to safely operate a crane. LBC crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam, a core written exam and a specialty written exam. 

Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Telescopic Boom Cranes Swing Cab (TLL) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Small Telescopic Boom Crane Specialty – Swing Cab (TLL) certification provides an independent validation of the skills and knowledge a candidate needs to safely operate a crane. TLL crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam, a core written exam and a specialty written exam.
Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Lattice Boom Truck Crane (LBT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Lattice Boom Truck Crane certification provides validation of the skills and knowledge for a candidate to safely operate a crane. LBT crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam, a core written exam and a specialty written exam.
Click here to go to Tower Crane Operator COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Tower Crane Operator certification validates the skills of candidates who operate tower cranes. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the crane site, erection, climbing, dismantling, operations and possess a technical knowledge of the tower crane. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Overhead Crane Operator COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Overhead Crane Operator certification provides validation of the skills and knowledge needed to safely operate a crane. Overhead crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the pre-operation activities, work requirements, load handling, technical functions, shutdown and securing of the crane. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy. Candidates must pass a practical exam and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification validates an individual's knowledge and experience in the safety profession. ASP certifies an individual's ability to perform at least 50% of professional-level safety duties in safety, health, environment, and ergonomics. Safety professionals are required to make worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluate risks and hazard control measures for equipment, systems, facilities, and processes, investigate incidents, maintain and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. ASP candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must take a written exam.
Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Boom Truck-Articulating Boom, Fixed Controls COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Articulating Boom, Fixed Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Articulating boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck, Telescopic Boom, Rotating Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Telescopic boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
Click here to go to Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Friction Machinery COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Friction Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations, and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers, and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

 

Click here to go to Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Industrial/All Purpose Crane COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Industrial/All Purpose Crane credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Industrial/All Purpose crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Friction Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
Click here to go to Rough Terrain/All Terrain Crane, Single Control Station, Rotating Controls COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rough Terrain/AllTerrain Crane, Single Control Station, Rotating Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Rough Terrain/All Terrain crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Articulating Boom, Rotating Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Articulating boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Telescopic Boom, Fixed Controls COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck, Telescopic Boom, Fixed Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Telescopic boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Rough Terrain/All Terrain Crane, Single Control Station, Fixed Controls COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rough Terrain/AllTerrain Crane, Single Control Station, Fixed Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Rough Terrain/All Terrain crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
Click here to go to Crawler Mount Crane, Telescopic Boom COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Crawler Mount Crane, Telescopic Boom credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Telescopic boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Telescopic Boom, All Terrain COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck, Telescopic Boom, All Terrain credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to  enhance competency and a safer work environment. Telescopic boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.  

Click here to go to Service Truck Crane Operator COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Service Truck Crane Operator (STC) certification validates a crane operator’s skills. Service truck cranes are a subcategory of the Telescopic Boom-Fixed Cab (TSS) certification and typically have shorter boom lengths and lower capacities and functions are typically accomplished via a winch. The Telescopic Boom – Fixed Cab Operator (TSS) and Boom Truck –Fixed Cab (BTF) certifications cover service truck cranes. Service Truck Crane Operators who currently hold a TSS or BTF certification are not required to also hold the Service Truck Crane Operator certification. Other candidates must pass a written and a practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Lift Director-Mobile Cranes (MLD) certification is designed for lift directors who have been trained and/or have extensive knowledge gained from experience in the crane industry. MLD candidates must be at least 18 years of age, meet medical requirements, comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics, and pass six written exams.

Click here to go to Lift Director-Tower Cranes (TLD) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Lift Director-Tower Cranes (TLD) certification is designed for lift directors who have been trained and/or have extensive knowledge gained from experience in the crane industry. TLD candidates must be at least 18 years of age, meet medical requirements, comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics, and pass four written exams.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Articulating Boom Crane (ABC) certification is for individuals who operate articulating boom cranes such as knucklebooms or folding cranes. ABC candidates must be at least 18 years of age, meet medical requirements, comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics, and pass both a written and practical exam.
Click here to go to Articulating Boom Crane with Winch (ABW) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Articulating Boom Crane w/ Winch (ABW) certification is for individuals who operate articulating boom cranes such as knucklebooms or folding cranes with a winch. ABW candidates must be at least 18 years of age, meet medical requirements, comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics, and pass both a written and practical exam.
Click here to go to Articulating Boom Loader (ABL) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Articulating Boom Loader (ABL) certification is for individuals who operate articulating boom loaders or material handlers such as drywall, wallboard, sheet rock, or palletized materials cranes or non-folding cranes. ABL candidates must be at least 18 years of age, meet medical requirements, comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics, and pass both a written and practical exam.
Click here to go to Mobile Crane Inspector COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Inspector certification is for individuals who inspect mobile cranes. Mobile Crane Inspector candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have at least five years of crane-related experience, meet medical requirements, and comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics. Candidates must also pass three written exams.
Click here to go to Tower Crane Inspector COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Tower Crane Inspector certification is for individuals who inspect tower cranes. Tower Crane Inspector candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have at least five years of crane-related experience, meet medical requirements, and comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics. Candidates must also pass three written exams.
Click here to go to Overhead Crane Inspector COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Overhead Crane Inspector certification is for individuals who inspect overhead cranes. Overhead Crane Inspector candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have at least five years of crane-related experience, meet medical requirements, and comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy and Code of Ethics. Candidates must also pass two written exams.

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

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