Mobile Crane Operator - Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification
Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program comprised of a combination of on the job training and related classroom training and requires the committed participation of three partners: the apprentice, the employer and the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.
This apprenticeship training program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as a mobile crane operator.
An individual may register into an apprenticeship agreement upon verification of credentials as stipulated in Board Order GA002.1, “Pre-requisites to Registration into an Apprenticeship Agreement”, and be employed in the occupation with a recognized employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.
A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of 3000 hours of on-the-job and technical training and the final examination. In most instances, an Interprovincial Red Seal will be affixed to these documents.
An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick in the mobile crane operator occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC001.1, “Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification.”
A person who has gained a minimum of 3000 hours of practical experience in either category of the mobile crane operator occupation may apply to challenge the certification examination. The certification examination consists of both a written and a practical examination.
A person who holds a certificate of qualification in one category of the mobile crane operator occupation and has gained the equivalent of 1500 hours of practical experience in the other category of the mobile crane operator occupation may be a candidate for the certificate of qualification in the other category. Successful candidates will be awarded a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification. In most instances, an Interprovincial Red Seal will be affixed to the document.
For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.
Under the direction of a journeyperson and qualified instructors, you will become familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the mobile crane operator occupation.
Mobile crane operators operate mobile cranes to lift, move, position and place materials and equipment. They perform pre‐operational inspections. They calculate crane capacities, determine load weight, and set up, position and stabilize the crane before the lift. Mobile crane operators have the additional responsibilities of disassembling, traveling and transporting mobile cranes. They may also participate in rigging procedures. They also perform some routine maintenance and housekeeping of the crane equipment such as lubricating and cleaning.
The categories for the mobile crane operator occupation are as follows:
- Category 1
hydraulic boom cranes, including all wheel and crawler mounted cranes equipped with a main boom constructed of one or more hydraulic telescopic sections
- Category 2
lattice boom cranes, including all wheel and crawler mounted cranes equipped with a boom constructed of one or more lattice sections.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Interprovincial Standards Examination||200.00||2012-07-31|
|Certificate of Qualification Examination||2012-07-31|
|Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"||150.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Certification Documents||20.00||2012-07-31|
|Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate||85.00||2012-07-31|
|Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee||100.00||2012-07-31|
|Prior Learning Assessment||100.00||2012-07-31|
|Apprenticeship Registration Fee||25.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Photo Identification Card||20.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Progress Record Book||25.00||2012-07-31|
|Assessment of Foreign Credentials||100.00||2012-07-31|