Government of New Brunswick


Apprenticeship training is not available for this occupation.


An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick, in the Tower Crane Operator occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC002 "Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification.

A person who has gained the equivalent of 3600 hours of practical experience in the Tower Crane Operator occupation may apply for Certification. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.

For more information, please see the corresponding Board Order for this occupation, under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.


The tower crane operator occupation includes:
(a) the performing of routine crane inspections and service
(b) the carrying out of crane checks before operation and
continued visual checks during operation;
(c) the performing of rigging procedures;
(d) the positioning and stabilizing of the crane prior to
(e) the performing of pre-lift planning;
(f) the calculating of lifting capacities according to the
crane’s load chart;
(g) the using of visual and audio systems to communicate with
management, signallers and riggers;
(h) the operating of a crane to raise, reposition and place a
load; and
(i) the maintaining of crane records.


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
  Certificate of Qualification Examination Examination250.001997-11-10
  Certificate of Qualification Examination Re-examination120.002013-04-01
  Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"150.002012-08-01
  Replacement of Certification Documents20.002013-04-01
  Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee100.002012-08-01
  Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002012-08-01