Crane operation in construction work - Total Equipment Training

Total Equipment Training provides On-site heavy equipment training programs, so your company in Philadelphia, Pa (and throughout Pennsylvania) will be in compliance with local crane licensing requirements.

The City of Philadelphia follows Pennsylvania Code Law for Crane Operators. Crane operators working in Philadelphia must be licensed through the State of Pennsylvania. In order to obtain licensing in Philadelphia, crane operators must be certified by an agency that has been accredited by ANSI or NCCA. Philadelphia and Pennsylvania recognize certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

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The State of Pennsylvania requires Certification from a certifying organization, currently NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators). Upon successfully, obtaining certification from NCCCO mobile crane operators may apply for licensure from the State of Pennsylvania. Proof of certification includes written and practical examination scores from the certifying organization, a physician’s certification that you are physically capable of operating a crane, a criminal history records check, and an application fee of $100 through the State of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania mobile crane operator licenses are renewed biannually.

Trainees in Philadelphia, PA training to operate a crane for the purposes of acquiring the experience necessary to obtain licensing in Philadelphia may only operate or engage in crane operations if:

  • They are under the immediate supervision of a Pennsylvania licensed crane operator.
  • Has satisfied applicable ASME and OSHA standards for trainee qualification requirements for the type of crane being trained on.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and must be physically capable of operating the crane.
  • Must register with the Pennsylvania Board of Crane Operators and attach evidence of a passing score of a written test with a certifying organization (NCCCO).
  • Must have written authorization from the Pennsylvania Board of Crane Operators granting permission to operate the crane. Authorization is only good for one year from the date of passing the written exam.


Total Equipment Training offers on-site mobile crane training to provide your apprentice crane operators in Philadelphia, and the State of Pennsylvania, with the foundation to gain the skills necessary to successfully obtain licensure. We offer refresher training to keep Philadelphia Crane Operators up to date and to make sure your company is in compliance with Philadelphia OSHA and ANSI Guidelines, as well as, the City of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s Crane Laws. Our trained, qualified, and knowledgeable instructors, travel to your locations for crane training, testing, and certification, which can be personalized to meet your time, needs, and business objectives.

Learn how to operate a crane in Philadelphia, Pa- Total Equipment TrainingCONTACT Information for the PA Board of Crane Operators in Philadelphia, PA:

Mailing Address
State Board of Crane Operators
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Physical Address
One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Drop-Off Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 pm (M-F)

Phone: (717) 783-1404
Fax: (717) 705-5540

46 PA CODE Chapter 6
State Board of Crane Operators


Total Equipment Training is a local Pennsylvania business that provides NCCCO Written and Practical Examination Test Preparation and Testing. We will guide you through every step of the licensing and certification process for your crane operators working in Philadelphia (and the State of Pennsylvania). Our seasoned heavy equipment trainers and NCCCO study guides will help you successfully pass the exams. If you still have questions, call our local office about obtaining your Pennsylvania mobile crane certifications.