Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC)

Rigger/Signalperson Certification


Credential: Rigger/Signalperson Certification CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC), Rigger/Signalperson Certification covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition of "qualified rigger." Rigger/Signalperson candidates must have at least one year of safe rigging and signaling experience, meet physical qualification requirements, and comply with the CIC Code of Ethics and Substance Abuse Policy. Candidates must also pass both a written exam and a practical hand signal exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Rigger/Signalperson Certification

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 1 year
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC)

4011 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL  32771

Phone: 844-546-3362

Fax: 407-878-1342
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Candidates must document at least one year of safe rigging and signaling experience on the Rigger/Signalperson Experience Verification Form.

The Rigger/Signalperson Certification credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must provide a government-issued photographic identification (passport, driver’s license, etc.).

Written Exam

  • Rigging Identification and Inspection
    • Slings: wire rope, chain, metal mesh, and synthetic
    • Rigging hardware: hooks, shackles, eyebolts, hoist rings, master links, turnbuckles, blocks
  • Use of Rigging Equipment
    • Hitch configurations: vertical/single leg, bridle, basket, double-wrap basket, choker, double-wrap choker, endless/grommet, choker and double-basket hitch
    • Using rigging equipment capacity charts
    • Sling loading (tension)
    • Determining through calculation the weight of basic-shaped loads: cube, rectangle, cylinder
    • Knots and tagline use
    • Sling protection
  • Signaling
    • Basic understanding of crane operation and limitations
    • Signalperson qualification
    • Position of signalperson
    • Crane capacities
    • Site considerations
    • Safety issues/hazards
    • Industry standards and government regulations
    • Standard voice signals (mobile, overhead, and tower cranes)
    • Standard hand signals (mobile, overhead, and tower cranes)

Practical Exam

  • Demonstrate standard mobile, overhead and tower crane hand signals

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Rigger/Signalperson Certification examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Rigger/Signalperson Certification

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Rigger/Signalperson Certification credential has the following recertification information:

  • The Rigger/Signalperson Certification is valid for five years. Certification holders must verify at least 1,000 hours of safe crane operation within the last five years, pass both a general knowledge written exam and a supplemental written exam, and report any unsafe operation.

  • If a certification holder cannot verify a minimum of 1,000 hours of safe operation passing a practical exam is required.

    Additional information can be found in the CIC Candidate Handbook.

In Demand

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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

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

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Star

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

GI Bill®

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

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ICAC

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ABSNC

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NCCA

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
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Updated: March 31, 2020
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