Being a crane operator is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. Crane operators are highly valued for their knowledge and expertise. They work on a variety of construction projects and have excellent opportunities for high earnings, career advancement, and business ownership. NCCER has developed a specific one-level curriculum for Tower Crane Operators covering topics such as Tower Crane Safety, Rigging Practices, and Communications.

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Tower Crane Operator


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Performance Profiles,

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Step by Step

  • Starting your journey
  • These study materials are designed to enable self-study for written assessments. Training courses using these materials are also available for Journeyman and in-person performance assessments at designated testing facilities.
  • Becoming familiar with course material.
  • Start small or start big, at Brown Technical we have the study material you need, from individual courses, full kits as well as related reference material to help you along. 
  • Setting aside time
  • Each course will have an anticipated time the course will take, make sure to set aside time for study and review of all material.
  • Testing and Courses
  • With every purchase you will receive a list of available testing centers to sign up for the written assessment when you are ready. Also available here.