Crane Institute Announces 2016 Schedule, Names Training Partners | Construction News


Crane Institute of America has released its course catalog for the first half of 2016, which features more than 200 opportunities to train users of aerial lifts, cranes, forklifts, and rigging equipment in 20 operation, inspection, and management courses.

Open enrollment classes are available from Crane Institute’s headquarters near Orlando, Fla., as well as dozens of cities across the United States through June 2016.

No matter the topic, courses are designed to incorporate the latest OSHA and ASME standards, best practices for reducing risk, and hands-on technical instruction.

New programs available in 2016 include a two-day lift director class, three-day lift planner workshop, and two-day assembly/disassembly director class.

Crane Institute's promotions include:

● $200 savings when taking the A/D Director and Lift Director programs together.

● 1 free use of online training program with participation in qualified Train-the-Trainer courses, a $395 to $595 value depending on the course.

● Free email follow-up services regarding technical questions any time after training.

Crane Institute trainers rank among the industry’s best. Since 2010, three instructors from Crane Institute of America have received honorable mention from Crane & Rigging Hot Line and the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals for excellence in crane and rigging training. In 2015, Carl Whitaker, training specialist, joined the ranks of those top-notch trainers. Previously recognized were Wendell Gray in 2012 and Bill Schofield in 2010.

For information about open enrollment classes:

Authorized training partners
In addition, Crane Institute now offers Training Partnerships, featuring technical support and authorized instruction materials, to CIA-certified trainers.  Authorized training partners receive and professionally developed Crane Institute training materials at discounted prices, are co-branded on all certificates of training, and receive automatic training updates.  

Companies that have recently been named authorized training partners:
Alaska Crane, Anchorage, Alaska
Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group, Louisville, Ky.
Mountain Shadows Crane Consultants LLC, Los Lunas, N.M.
North Dakota Crane Certification, Minot, N.D.
Safety Works LLC, W. Dickinson, N.D.