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July 2014VOLUME 5: ISSUE 3
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Crane Operation & OSHA: What you need to know
Wed., July 16
10 am PDT/1 pm EDT

Debbie Dickinson will be a guest presenter on this webinar hosted by Industrial Training International and Mike Parnell.

CIC Earns ANSI Accreditation


Crane Institute Certification (CIC) announces that it achieved accreditation for four of its crane operator certification programs from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under its personnel certification accreditation program.


"To earn ANSI accreditation, CIC participated in a rigorous review process that included submission of more than 11,000 pages of documentation for multiple levels of certifications that escalate by operator skill and knowledge. During the process, which included on-site audits by ANSI assessors, ANSI commended CIC for its policies and procedures for written and practical exams," said Debbie Dickinson, Executive Director. More

CIC urges State Labor Committee to correct deficiency in WV Crane Operator Certification Act


Since receiving ANSI accreditation for four of its mobile crane operator certification programs in June, CIC has put renewed pressure on the West Virginia State Senate Labor Committee to recognize CIC certifications as meeting its requirements.


CIC is compliant with the current Federal OSHA regulation. CIC now holds both NCCA and ANSI accreditation. And, CIC is recognized by federal OSHA and multiple states and municipalities.


"A legislative change is not needed to correct this deficiency since West Virginia's Consumer Protection Act prohibits sole sourcing to a private entity. Furthermore, West Virginia Crane Operator Certification Act stipulates 'ANSI accredited,' to which CIC now qualifies," said Debbie Dickinson, Executive Director. 


CIC urges the Senate Labor Committee to act swiftly to maintain fair trade in the state.


Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions Planned for 2014-2015


Crane Institute Certification (CIC) announces that it will plan and manage at least eight Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions from Fall 2014 through Fall 2015. 


Tentative locations include North Carolina and Alabama in the Southeast; as well as Northeast, Southwest,  Northwest, and Midwest locations.


In addition, CIC is pleased to announce that the Western regional competition will take place in Las Vegas, to be held in conjunction with World of Concrete, Feb. 3-6, 2015. The Western regional event is hosted by Crane Institute of America. More

Customer Support Staff Make Transitions
Pam Adams
Crane Institute Certification (CIC) announces several staffing changes in keeping with its goal of providing superior personal service and quality customer support. 
Pam Adams, who has worked on special projects for CIC since 2013, recently joined the Customer Support staff full time.  

Peg Taylor, previously with Customer Support, is now working with the Office of the Executive Director. She replaces Alex Farmer. More

Tips for GCs and Subcontractors: Win more bids with specifications for qualified crane and rigging personnel


Contractors know that brand-specific specifications should not be used in bid guidelines when it comes to equipment and products. But did you know that many contractors limit their ability to receive equitable bids on projects because their bid documents don't specify a generic requirement for crane operator or rigger certification? More

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Crane Institute Certification (CIC), Villa Rica, Ga., is an independent certifying organization providing OSHA recognized, NCCA and ANSI accredited certifications for mobile crane operators according to type and capacity, as well as rigger and signalperson certifications. CIC is committed to serving construction, utility and power generation, underground construction, manufacturing, and heavy industry by providing efficient and relevant certifications to meet or exceed OSHA requirements and industry best practices.

With CIC you can complete one Practical Exam for up to five certifications. Exam questions and tasks are relevant to real-world work sites. Exams are available in English and Spanish. Learn more at