Self Erecting Tower Crane Certification Course

Program status: Currently Accepting Applications

The Self Erecting Tower Crane Operator Certification Course takes 8 days to complete. After the course, you are fully prepared to be a competent self erecting tower crane operator on any job-site.

The Course

Taught by an accomplished crane Instructor and Rigger, this training program combines in-class content with practical experience. Students receive classroom theory and hands on practical training including calculating load weights, finding load center of gravity, rigging loads and making actual crane lifts giving direction to the crane operator. 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 3 core components:

  • Level 1 Rigger Certification,
  • Common Crane Core Theory and,
  • 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 charts
  • 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

$15,950.00 + 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

  • Minimum grade 10 education
  • Good reading comprehension
  • Fluent English


The Self Erecting Tower Crane Operator Certification Course is scheduled on demand. Classes are from 7:00 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.

Call the Academy – (604) 626-2568

Schedule a Class

Click here to download more information about Bigfoot’s Self Erecting Tower Crane Operator Certification Course.

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Bigfoot Crane Company
2170 Carpenter Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6B4

Toll free: 1-877-852-2192
Local: (604) 854-3218
Fax: (604) 854-5716
Email: [email protected]

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