Mobile Crane Operator Training in Illinois

Total Equipment Training empowers companies and individuals throughout Illinois with on-site heavy equipment operator training, equipping them for success and safety. Our experienced heavy equipment trainers in Chicago, and the surrounding areas in Illinois, will actually visit your worksite to perform onsite training using your heavy equipment machinery.

Schedule Heavy Equipment Training In Illinois

Total Equipment Training offers the best on-site heavy equipment operator training classes in Illinois, at very competitive pricing. In recent years, the demand for crane operators has increased and pressure is added to make sure employees keep up with their current operator qualifications. Qualification requires that employees complete heavy equipment operator training in Illinois. Our experienced trainers help you through each and every step – including an emphasis on safety measures to consider while operating heavy equipment and mobile cranes.

How to Become a Mobile Crane Operator in Illinois

Illinois follows the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for crane operation outlined in Subpart CC of 29 CFR 1926. These standards cover various aspects of crane operation, including:

General Requirements: Operator qualifications, equipment inspections, load capacities, signal persons, and training.
Specific Rules for Different Crane Types: Mobile cranes, overhead and gantry cranes, tower cranes, and derricks.
Safety Measures: Personal protective equipment (PPE), fall protection, lifting and rigging procedures, and emergency procedures.

While Illinois doesn’t have a licensing requirement for mobile crane operators, OSHA mandates that all crane operators possess nationally accredited certifications. This means you need to be certified by an organization recognized by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

Total Equipment Training is your best resource for getting training materials to help get NCCCO certified in Chicago.

Requirements to Be a Crane Operator in Chicago

Chiacgo has certain requirements to become a certified crane operator:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • You must be at least 18 years old, which is the minimum age to become a mobile crane equipment operator.
  • You may undergo a medical test to ensure you are healthy and physically fit.
  • Having 2-3 years of experience is also very beneficial.

Launch Your Illinois Career In Heavy Equipment Operation

No experience? No problem! We offer comprehensive tools to equip you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to operate excavators, bulldozers, cranes, forklifts, and more.

Earn industry-recognized CCO certifications and land your dream job in construction, landscaping, utilities, or beyond.

Illinois Companies Seeking the Best Training Partner

Regulations and technology evolve. Certifications must be periodically renewed. Work with us to set up ongoing training to keep your entire crew up-to-date on the latest safety protocols, operating techniques, and equipment advancements.

  • Invest in Your Workforce: Build a skilled and safety-conscious team with customized training programs tailored to your specific needs and equipment. We design training that improves productivity, reduces costs, and boosts employee morale.
  • Increase Operational Efficiency: Our experienced instructors train your operators to maximize equipment performance, minimize downtime, and ensure project completion on time and within budget.
  • Enhance Safety on Every Job Site: We prioritize safety above all else. Our comprehensive training programs adhere to the strictest OSHA regulations and equip your team with the knowledge and skills to operate safely and efficiently.

Be confident and compliant on every Illinois job site. Our Chicago trainers will coordinate to meet in-person and teach heavy equipment operators how to use YOUR equipment. Benefit from our prestigious experience and convenience – schedule group training for heavy equipment operators!

How Much Can a Mobile Crane Operator in Illinois Earn?

It’s important to consider several factors when estimating your potential earnings as a mobile crane operator in Illinois such as experience-level and benefits. According to ZipRecruiter (as of Jan 12, 2024), the average crane operate salary in Illinois is $25/hr (nationwide averages $28/hour). The average hourly wage range of IL crane operators is from $14.44 – $38.90 (average salary of $62,255).

Crane Operator in Chicago (and Surrounding Areas) Salary

Arlington Heights $63,227 Naperville $64,512
Aurora $65,320 Normal $59,104
Bloomington $58,891 Oak Lawn $65,808
Bolingbrook $63,227 Oak Park $65,870
Champaign $57,729 Orland Park $62,680
Chicago $62,958 Palatine $63,310
Cicero $65,870 Peoria $60,208
Decatur $56,720 Rock Island $57,372
Des Plaines $64,695 Rockford $61,997
Elgin $64,042 Schaumburg $64,201
Evanston $65,870 Skokie $65,870
Hoffman Estates $65,320 Springfield $56,666
Joliet $63,032 Tinley Park $62,509
Moline $57,305 Waukegan $61,734
Mount Prospect $64,630 Wheaton $63,629

*These numbers were taken from both and (Jan 2024)

Chicago Training Testimonials

“I have used several training companies over the years for training our staff and I can say without hesitation that Total Equipment Training has provided us the highest quality training sessions that were professional and easy to understand.  It has also been a pleasure to work with your expert trainers, who worked very hard to accommodate our scheduling requirements and guided my employees through each step of training.” — Steve Carter – Chicago heavy equipment operator

“Thank you for providing me with the professional training that I needed to be an OSHA qualified mobile crane operator. Without the proper training by your staff, it would not have been possible for me to pass any type of test. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and guided me at every step and also taught me safety measures to keep in mind while operating the mobile crane. The information was well presented and easy to understand. The actual practice sessions were beyond my expectations. Once again, thanks for all the efforts you put in me.” — Edgar A. Stevens – Chicago OSHA mobile crane operator

Get Heavy Crane Operator Training in Chicago, IL

Contact us today to get on-site heavy equipment near Chicago. Our IL crane operator trainers are knowledgeable, and our staff will provide you with the information you need, and tailor a program, to fit your needs.

Total Equipment Training: Your partner for building a skilled, safe, and successful heavy equipment workforce across Illinois.

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