Apply for a Crane Operator License, Registration, Renewal and Re-Testing



Pursuant to Sec. 29-223 (d) of the Connecticut General Statute, any renewal thereof, issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance. Every four years the licensee shall take and pass, prior to the issuance of a license renewal, an examination developed by the board that is designed to ensure that the licensee continues to meet the technical knowledge and skills requirements set forth in subsections (b) and (c) of this section.

(b) The written examination shall determine whether the applicant (1) knows the information necessary for the safe operation of the specific type of crane or hoisting equipment that the applicant will operate including (A) the controls and operational or performance characteristics, (B) use of, and the ability to calculate, manually or with a calculator, load or capacity information on a variety of configurations of the equipment, (C) procedures for preventing and responding to power line contact, (D) technical knowledge applicable to the specific type of equipment the individual will operate concerning (i) site information, (ii) operations, and (iii) load information, and (E) technical knowledge applicable to site suitability, site hazards and site access, and (2) is able to read and locate relevant information in the equipment manual and other materials containing information referred to in subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(c) The practical examination shall determine whether the applicant has the skills necessary for safe operation of the crane or hoisting equipment including (1) the ability to recognize, from visual and auditory observation, all items required in a shift inspection, (2) operational and maneuvering skills, (3) application of load chart information, and (4) application of safe shutdown and securing procedures.



  • valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
  • must submit annual inspection report at the time of each renewal.