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Crane Operator


A crane operator operates any type of crane (cable, boom or hydraulic) on a construction, demolition or excavation site, outside of New York City. A Crane Operator Certificate of Competence is required to operate a crane in New York State while operating cranes in connection with construction, demolition and excavation work. This requirement applies to all cranes having a manufacture's maximum rated capacity exceeding five tons or over forty feet of boom length and to all tower cranes.

Licenses Active and Issued

In 2017-2018, there were 979 licenses issued for this occupation.

Certification Authority

New York State Department of Labor
Division of Safety and Health
Licensing and Certification Unit
State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 161
Albany, New York 12240-0001
Phone: (518) 485-7815
Fax: (518) 485-8530

Standard Occupational Classification

53-7021 - Crane and Tower Operators
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 2/11/19.

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