Equipment Training FAQ's

We constantly monitor and update our programs to keep up not only with regulatory changes and compliance, but also equipment changes. Even if you attended one of our training programs in years past, it is likely to be a very different program this year. We also employ a very rigorous standard setting process.

   
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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Does everyone attending a Mobile Equipment Training program receive certification?
  2. Are Mobile Equipment Training programs available in Spanish?
  3. Do Mobile Equipment Training programs and qualifications meet all the requirements of the new OSHA subpart CC rules?
  4. What type of Certificate does Mobile Equipment Training Inc. issue?
  5. Does Mobile Equipment Training Inc. endorse the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)?
  6. Does Mobile Equipment Training Inc. provide National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) training programs?
  7. Is Mobile Equipment Operator training required by the U.S. Dept of Labor?
  8. Can I train my own employees rather than using a Nationwide Training Company like Mobile Equipment Training Inc.?
  9. Are there State licensing requirements in addition to the federal requirements to train mobile equipment operators?
  10. Does Mobile Equiipment Training Inc. offer a Train the Trainer package with their training programs?
  11. What is the duration of a Mobile Equipment Training class?
  12. How many levels of Rigging Training does Mobile Equipment Training offer?
  13. How often do I need refresher training?
  14. Do all the Mobile Equipment Training programs require hands on performance testing?

Does everyone attending a Mobile Equipment Training program receive certification?

Not necessarily, most do however. We make every effort to ensure the success of every student, but we set the standard higher than most. Developing legally defensible criterion-referenced examinations is a critical task for developers of professional and occupational licensure and certification. Examinations are developed so that they are legally defensible throughout all test development stages: from the development of task statements - to writing and reviewing items - to setting cut scores - to the reporting of test scores.

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Are Mobile Equipment Training programs available in Spanish?

Currently our Overhead Crane Operator and Certified Rigger programs are available in Spanish. We plan to have other programs translated in the future depending on demand. These 2 programs have workbooks and tests translated for our spanish speaking students, we can provide a translator for the classroom sessions, or we can work with one of your personnel to allow for translation of the technical lectures. Please have a look at www.osha.gov for more resources and etools available en Espanol.

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Do Mobile Equipment Training programs and qualifications meet all the requirements of the new OSHA subpart CC rules?

Yes, all Mobile Equipment Training programs and qualifications meet the requirements of the new OSHA subpart CC rules. In addition we can provide nccco certification for Mobile crane operator (all specialties), Articulating Crane Operator, Overhead crane operator, Signalperson, Rigger level 1 and Rigger level 2.

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What type of Certificate does Mobile Equipment Training Inc. issue?

After successful completion of any training course we issue either wall frame type certificates, wallet sized identification cards or both. The wallet cards generally include a color picture of the candidate unless specified otherwise. Each candidate must provide current legal valid Identification (i.e. Drivers License, Passport, etc.) All information regarding the status of the certificate holder can be obtained and verified by calling the numbers listed on the back of the card. All of our programs include legally defensible criterion-referenced examinations and performance evaluations. Any other certificates such as CCO or State and Local Licenses must be obtained from the licensing bureau or agency where those licenses are issued.

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Does Mobile Equipment Training Inc. endorse the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)?

Yes, Mobile Equipment Training Inc. fully endorses the NCCCO and all instructors are accredited NCCCO examiners.

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Does Mobile Equipment Training Inc. provide National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) training programs?

No, However our training staff has met and passed all the requirements for NCCER certification. We just choose to provide our own specialized training programs rather than use NCCER resources.

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Is Mobile Equipment Operator training required by the U.S. Dept. of Labor?

Yes, Mobile Equipment Operator Training is required of Employers prior to assigning employees work which requires the operation of mobile equipment such as: Aerial Lifts, Cranes, Forklifts, Reach Stackers, Straddle Carriers, and even Dirt moving equipment. See OSHA and MSHA for specific guidance or call 813-641-7642.

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Can I train my own employees rather than using a Nationwide Training Company like Mobile Equipment Training Inc.?

Yes, in most cases this is allowed, however the laws are changing rapidly in light of some of the high profile accidents and mortality that has been in the news lately. OSHA just published a new rule for construction effective November 8, 2010. In the case of accidents very often OSHA or MSHA investigations result in very expensive fines and citations due to what was determined to be “inadequate” training. That’s why we set a very high standard to ensure all our programs are legally defensible and as effective as possible.

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Are there State licensing requirements in addition to the federal requirements to train mobile equipment operators?

Yes, many states and even some cities and counties have their own licensing programs and exams or require that a mobile equipment operator be certified by a nationally recognized certification authority.

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Does Mobile Equipment Training Inc. offer Train the Trainer packages with their training programs?

Yes, many of our programs can be provided as a train the trainer package. In fact you can even combine programs for example, if you desired an Aerial Lift Training Program, a Forklift Program and a Rigging Program, you could sign up for all three, followed by an additional day for the train the trainer program implementation and instruction.

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What is the duration of a Mobile Equipment Training class?

Our training programs last anywhere from 1-day to several days depending on the type of equipment. Some classes include technical instruction and hands on performance oriented training and evaluation all in one day (depending on the number of students) others may require several days of technical training followed by hands on training and performance testing.

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How many levels of Rigging Training does Mobile Equipment Training offer?

We commonly offer Three levels of Rigging Programs. They are: Level 1 Basic Rigger; Level 2 Qualified Rigger and Level 3 Master Rigger. We also offer Rigging Gear Inspector Training; Lift Planner and even more specialized rigging programs such as: New York City Master Rigger Certification preparation or NCCCO Certified Rigger preparation and Certification. For more information please call or email.

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How often do I need refresher training?

Currently refresher training is not that well defined. However, OSHA has published a new rule regarding construction equipment operators effective November 8, 2010 another possible exception being OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck Training requirements. Even this is often misunderstood. 29CFR1910.178 requires that operators be evaluated every three years, but not necessarily attend refresher training unless their evaluation indicates the need, or there has been a significant change in the workplace or equipment, etc. Mobile Equipment Training recommends that Heavy Equipment Operators, Certified Riggers and Inspectors attend refresher training every three years, If nothing else at least because the laws and standards change about that often. Also be aware that some State and local requirements may be more stringent, For example Washington State Administrative Code requires the following of their certified crane inspectors: “WAC 296-155-53108 Duration and renewal of an accreditation. (1) The accreditation will be valid for three years. Crane certifiers must complete forty hours of crane related training every three years, in courses recognized by the department.”

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Do all the Mobile Equipment Training programs require hands on performance testing?

Yes (generally), both to satisfy regulatory compliance and to ensure practical application of the instruction. We feel it would be a great disservice to our students to provide classroom training without performance oriented testing being included. We’ve spent many years developing performance tests that are effective in evaluating all the skills required for safe operation of equipment, but also fair and non-subjective.

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