Stiff Boom Crane Operator Certification Course

Program status: Currently Accepting Applications

40 tonnes & Under Stiff Boom Crane Operator Program

Bigfoot Crane Academy offers a comprehensive certification program designed to prepare you for a career as a crane operator. This course is one-of-a-kind program; through a blend of theory and practical training you will be fully prepared to challenge the Level A assessment which takes place on the last day of the 3-week program.  Upon successful completion you will be a fully certified Level A – 40 tonnes & Under Stiff Boom and Unlimited Tonnage Folding Boom Crane operator. With Level A Certification you will be able to start working without any supervision restrictions or company sponsorship. Level A certification is also non-expiry and fully recognized in Alberta and Washington State.

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 set-up & dismantle procedures
  • Written lift plans for critical lifts
  • Equipment logbook
  • WorksafeBC Regulations,
  • ASME Codesand CSA Standards related to crane safety

Certification Assessment

The Certification Assessment is completed by a Fulford Certification assessor, who determines if you pass or fail. After you are certified as a Full Scope Stiff Boom 40 tonnes and under/Unlimited tonnage Folding Boom Crane Operator, you may begin your career with no operating restrictions.

Entrance requirements

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


The Stiff Boom Crane Operator Certification Program 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.

Tuition and fees

$26,200.00 + gst (includes all assessment, certification fees and manual)

Bonus Item: If you want to take the next step, towards operating hydraulic cranes and you have an sponsoring employer, you may submit an application to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and register as an apprentice for your crane type.

Why get your certification training from Bigfoot Crane Company?

The Bigfoot training program is carefully designed to prepare graduates for excellence in their field. Our course is one of the best in the country, thanks to our thorough dedication to detail and protocol.

By the end of this training course, the candidate will be fully equipped to fulfill the set standards of the exam and certification process.

Call the Academy – (604) 626-2568

Schedule a Class

Click here to download our program outline. 

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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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