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Chicago 317 – Crane Operator | Practical Exam Class I & II

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Due to a Department of Buildings computer system upgrade, we are not currently processing new applications or renewals for Crane Operator licenses. Existing Stationary Crane Operator which expired in April, May or June of 2022 will be honored through July 1, 2022. We expect processing of applications and renewals to resume by June 1, 2022. Please check this webpage for updates.

 

The A.S.I.P. Local 150 facility will resume Crane Operator Practical Testing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  Contact Tom Milianti  A.S.I.P. Local 150 at 815-722-3201 x 6040, Tmilianti@asiplocal150.org for further information.

Important Notice Regarding OSHA Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators.

Please note that pursuant to federal law (29 CFR 1926), effective December 9, 2018, ALL candidates, prior to applying for the City of Chicago Crane Operators Written and Crane Operators Practical Examination(s), must hold a valid, nationally recognized crane operator certification approved by OSHA.

The national crane certifications approved by OSHA are:

The requirement for holding a valid, OSHA nationally recognized crane operator certification pertains to:

  • All first time and retake candidates applying to take the City of Chicago Crane Operators Written and Crane Operators Practical Examination(s), either CLASS I or II.
  • Any additional license endorsements.
  • All City of Chicago Crane Operators license renewals.
  • All reinstatements of expired City of Chicago Crane Operator licenses.

All candidates must provide proof of holding one of the national crane operator certifications approved by OSHA by submitting to Continental Testing Services a clear photographic copy of the front and back image of their valid national crane operator certification card.

Furthermore, all current City of Chicago Crane Operator licensees must have a valid national crane certification card by the federal December 9, 2018 effective date and must present said card to a City of Chicago inspector at a job site upon request.

Please note that the City of Chicago does not have authority to waive or alter the above federal law nor does the City of Chicago have the authority to extend the effective date of the above federal law.

Classifications of Equipment Requiring a Chicago Crane License
All cranes and hoisting equipment with a rated capacity of 2,000 pounds or more require a licensed operator for use in the City of Chicago.  The following classifications apply. Additional information about Practical Exams appears on page 5 of the Crane Study Guide.
Class I Equipment
Written
Exam b
Practical
Exam
License
Type
Tower Crane – Hammerhead
Tower Crane – Luffing Boom
Tower Crane – Self-Erecting
Class I Class I Class I
Yes
Yes
Yes
A-1
A-2
A-3
Friction Crawler Crane or Friction Truck Crane
Class I
Yes
B-1 to 4 a
Hydraulic Crawler Crane or Hydraulic Truck Crane
with Lattice Boom
Class I
Yes
C-1 to 4 a
Hydraulic Mobile Crane: Rough Terrain or
All-Terrain
Class I
Yes
D-1 to 4 a
Mobile Crane: Boom Truck
Class I
Yes
E-1 to 4 a
Industrial Crane or Carry Deck Crane
Class I
Yes
F
Spider Crane
Class I
Yes
G
Chicago Booms, Drum-Hoist, or Derrick
Class I
Yes
H
Rack and Pinion Skips
Class I
Yes
I
Other Class I Cranes or Hoisting Equipment
Class I
Yes
J
a:  Four Boom Length classifications apply for License Types B, C, D and E:
1=Up to 100 feet  –  2=Up to 150 feet  –  3=Up to 189 feet  –  4=190 feet or greater

 

 

Class II Equipment
Written
Exam b
Practical
Exam
License
Type
Articulating Crane, Knuckleboom Crane or
Mobile Crane: Knuckleboom Truck
Class II
Yes
AA
Multi-Purpose Machine with Hoisting Device Class II Yes BB
All-Terrain Forklift with Hook or Winch Class II Yes CC
Power-Operated Floor or Deck-Type Crane Class II Yes DD
Overhead Crane Class II Yes EE
Gantry Crane or Crane on a Monorail Class II No FF
Boom attached to Mast-Climbing Work Platform Class II No GG
Power Window Washing Unit when used to erect Class II No HH
Track Backhoe used for erecting Class II Yes II
Service/Mechanic Truck with Hoisting Device Class II Yes JJ
Bucket Truck with Hook, Winch or Hoisting Device Class II Yes KK
Other Class II Cranes or hoisting equipment Class II Case by case LL

bCandidates,  who pass Class I or Class II written tests may take any Class II practical exam.

Any crane set on a flotation device, locomotive rail device, wheel mounted device, pedestal device or portal device shall have the appropriate classification, license and testing requirements for the underlying crane type identified above.

Chicago  317  Crane Operator Practical Exam Class I & II

  1. Candidates are required to pass the Crane Operator written examination.
  2. Provide evidence of the completion of an apprenticeship program that is recognized by the Board of Crane Operators Examiners.
  3. Fees and supplemental materials must be mailed to:
    City of Chicago
    Trade Licenses
    P.O. Box 388249
    Chicago, Illinois 60638-8249

FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF PAGE AND FOLLOW THE ONLINE PROMPTS

Application Fees:

Fee Amount Comments
First Time Exam $250.00
Exam Retake $250.00
Initial License $100.00
License Renewal $100.00
Late Penalty $100.00 per year
ID Card Replacement $25.00
Certificate Replacement $25.00

Exam Contact:

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Email:  oporras@continentaltesting.net
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