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Why get your crane training operator certification from Bigfoot Crane Company?

Our crane academy programs have been meticulously designed by industry leaders, making Bigfoot Crane Academy one of the best crane operator schools in the entire country.  In operation since 2008, we are the oldest private crane training provider in BC. From 40 ton stiff boom, 20 ton, folding boom, tower crane and self-erect crane certification, we have a course for your interest. Contact us today to enroll and advance your career.

Rigging training also available.

Our crane training program is supported by Fulford, and BC Crane Safety.

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If you’ve always wanted a career in heavy construction, there’s no better time to get your crane operator certification

Not only do crane operators hold a distinctly coveted position, they are among the highest paid equipment operators in construction. At Bigfoot Crane Academy, we proudly maintain the highest operational and training standards in the industry.

From the moment you step into our academy, we focus on providing you with a detailed training program that enhances your understanding of crane & rigging safety, crane operations, and the industry itself.  With our state-of-the-art facility and equipment you will learn how to operate a number of different cranes, we’ll also teach you about:

  • Safety Fundamentals and Regulations;
  • Communications and Hand Signals;
  • Rigging Knowledge;
  • Rigging Capacity Chart Interpretation;
  • Crane Load Chart Interpretation;
  • Pre-Operational Inspections;
  • Crane Set-up and Hazard Assessments;
  • Crane Operation Knowledge including Service and Maintenance.


I want to take this opportunity to thank the team at Bigfoot Crane academy. The program that has been put together at Bigfoot is exceptional…The classroom material was easy to understand and well organized. The academy at Bigfoot cranes was beyond my expectations and has given me the opportunity, with confidence to operate a folding boom crane.

Thank you to Bigfoot Crane Academy for the fabulous crane operator training. All my guys came up to me to tell me how awesome the instructor was. Thank you again for your excellent services & flexibility. I really appreciate it and the boys do too. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

I just wanted to send a quick thank you for an excellent job accomplished by your trainer regarding training our group of potential Boom Truck Operators. His delivery of the practical training and theory was very personable, practical and relevant. He represents your company very well.  Thanks again.

The exam for the crane operator certification can be difficult and stressful. The key to success at a minimum is the two day crane operator training program offered by the Bigfoot Crane Academy and practice on the specific crane that will be used for the assessment. As a direct result, we were able to provide our employees with the written and practical information needed for certification testing. Thank you Team Bigfoot for getting us the most timely training and your trainer for his standard of training. His approach to teaching was very well received by the workers and was instrumental to their success.

North Island Communications hired Bigfoot Crane Academy to come meet us at our company in Campbell River to conduct training with four of our employees. With the new licensing required, we had to invest a lot of money in re-training and certifying our crane operators for our HIAB 160-4 Folding Boom crane. It was a pleasure to work with a real crane guys . Your trainers are people we have a lot of respect for because they weren’t just reading from a manual, they have experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting cranes. Your trainers did a great job! Two of our guys were experienced and two weren’t but your team worked closely with everyone to get them well prepared for the written and practical exams. We are pleased to have this done and behind us, thank you very much for your help and great work!

The self erect tower crane training I received through the Crane Academy was very comprehensive and tailored to what I needed to learn for the practical and written exams. The instructor, was great at figuring out my strong points – knowledge I already had, and weak points – what information I needed to focus on. Overall, the crane operator training was a very pleasant experience and undoubtedly helped me be successful. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the guidance from the Bigfoot Crane Academy.

The Crane Operator Training was excellent. I had four employees taking the course; Your trainers prepped all of us with practice tests and information before our class started and was committed to helping everyone have the best possible chance of passing the assessment.