• Operator training course

Program status: Currently Accepting Applications

The Self-Erecting Tower Crane Operator Certification Course takes 8 days to complete. Upon successful completion, you are fully prepared to be a safe and competent Self-Erecting Tower Crane Operator on any job-site.

Self-Erecting Tower Crane Course

Taught by an accomplished Crane and Rigging Instructor, this training program combines in-class content with practical experience. Students receive 3 days of classroom theory and 4 days of hands on practical training with the certification assessment on the last day.  The goal of this training program is to equip you for a safe career as a knowledgeable, confident and certified Self-Erecting Tower Crane Operator.

The Self-Erecting Tower Crane Operator Course includes 4 core components:

  • Level 1 Rigger Certification,
  • Common Crane Core Theory,
  • Hands on Practical
  • Level A Full Scope Certification

After 8 days, you are fully prepared for your Full Scope Certification theory and practical exams to become a certified crane operator. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you become a certified Full Scope Self-Erecting Crane Operator with no restrictions.

Course 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 erection & dismantle procedures
  • Written lift plans for critical lifts
  • Equipment logbook
  • WorksafeBC Regulations,
  • ASME Codes and CSA Standards related to crane safety

Tuition and fees

$17,950.00 + 5% gst (includes all assessment, certification fees and manual)


Assessment is completed by a Fulford Certification assessor, who determines if you pass or fail. After you are certified as a Full Scope Self-Erect Crane Operator, you may begin your career with no operating restrictions.

Entrance requirements

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


The Self Erecting Tower Crane Operator Certification Course is scheduled on demand. Classes are from 7:30 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.

Click here to download our program outline

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