Crane Institute of America partners with independent trainers

A new Training Partnership program from Crane Institute of America is designed to provide independent crane and rigging trainers with the tools they need to prepare employees for qualification and/or certification. Crane Institute’s Training Partnership provides trainers with access to a professionally developed training program and curriculum with over 300 slides, videos and workbooks, backed by nearly 30 years of experience in sound training methods.

Prospective trainers are independent training consultants or trainers employed by contractors, utilities, the petro-chem industry, or other businesses with crane and rigging operations. Participating Training Partners integrate Crane Institute’s curriculum and materials into their own training departments.

“Why re-invent the wheel?” asks Jim Headley, President of Crane Institute of America. “Trends in risk management and stiffer regulatory requirements have increased demand for quality training. This program gives employers professional training resources at a fraction of the cost to develop your own program, while allowing the flexibility to customize to your specific needs,” he said.

The process is simple. Candidates attend Train-the-Trainer Programs of their choice to become proficient and certified as trainers by Crane Institute of America. Options include Mobile Crane, Small Crane (including Boom Trucks, Knuckleboom Cranes, Digger Derricks and Service Mechanic Trucks), Overhead Cranes, Forklifts, and Rigger/Signalperson Train-the-Trainer classes. In addition, a train-the-trainer course for Aerial Work Platforms will be introduced later in 2015.

Approved trainers, earning two-year credentials, can then purchase a license to use Crane Institute’s online training program, which can be used anywhere in the world. Training Partners have access to workbooks, training materials, and certificates, which can be co-branded with your company logo.

Train-the-Trainer courses range from three to seven days and open enrollment dates are available at our Orlando, Fla., facility. Alternatively, all Train-the-Trainer programs can be held at your facility and customized for your equipment and typical lifting activities.

About Crane Institute

For almost 30 years Crane Institute of America, Sanford, Fla., has offered training for operators, inspectors, safety managers, lift directors, and riggers and signalpersons working with mobile cranes, overhead cranes, tower cranes, aerial lift and forklifts. It is an authorized CIC written and practical exam testing site. For information, visit

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