• Crane operator training BC

Program status: Currently Accepting Applications

40 tonnes & Under Stiff Boom Crane Operator Program

Bigfoot Crane Academy offers a comprehensive certification program designed to prepare you for a career as a crane operator. The Stiff Boom Crane Operator Course is one-of-a-kind; through a blend of theory and practical training you will be fully prepared to challenge the Level A assessment which takes place on the last day of the 3-week program.  Upon successful completion you will be a fully certified Level A – 40 tonnes & Under Stiff Boom and Unlimited Tonnage Folding Boom Crane operator. With Level A Certification you will be able to start working without any supervision restrictions or company sponsorship. Level A Certification is non-expiry and fully recognized in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State and the Yukon.

Program Outline

  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Hazard assessment and incident reporting
  • Rigger Certification Course
  • Crane load chart interpretation
  • Radio communications and hand signals
  • Crane maintenance requirements
  • Crane set-up & dismantle procedures
  • Written lift plans for critical lifts
  • Equipment logbook
  • WorksafeBC Regulations,
  • ASME Codes and CSA Standards related to crane safety

Tuition and fees

$24,950.00 + 5% gst (includes all assessment, certification fees and manual)

Certification Assessment

The Certification Assessment is completed by a Fulford Certification assessor, who determines if you pass or fail. After you are certified as a Full Scope Stiff Boom 40 tonnes and under/Unlimited tonnage Folding Boom Crane Operator, you may begin your career with no operating restrictions.

Entrance requirements

  • Adequate hearing, vision and depth perception
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good reading comprehension
  • Fluent English


The Stiff Boom Crane Operator Course is scheduled on demand. Classes are from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (with 30 minutes for lunch) from Monday to Friday at Bigfoot Crane Company, 2170 Carpenter Street in Abbotsford B.C.

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