Hazards at construction sites can change quickly, putting employees who operate cranes or work around them at high risk for serious injuries, and even death.

Electrocution, falls, moving machinery, excavations, and overhead loads are examples of a few common hazards that can plague rigging and other activities involving cranes.

Ensuring that equipment and personnel meet certification and other safety requirements helps employers prevent accidents and ensure that everyone goes home safely at the end of a long day.

Rules and Policies

Rigging rules for various industries

search for applicable Rigging rules and resources

General requirements for all construction cranes/machines

All cranes and derricks covered in WAC 296-155-52900 and not exempt in subsection (3) of that section, must be inspected and proof load tested annually by an accredited crane certifier recognized by the department. (additional requirements for tower cranes)

Here are some of the required personnel when using a crane (A single individual may perform one or more of these assignments concurrently).

The crane certifier requirements (WAC 296-155-531 through WAC 296-155-53112) are in effect to accredit crane certifiers.

Enforcement policies

Standard Hand Signals for Cranes

Resources

Videos

Publications, handouts, checklists

Crane operator qualification resources

Certifier Accreditation

2020 Washington State crane certifier examination schedule

All test administrations will begin at 8 a.m. or once you can enter the building (some buildings don't open until 8 a.m.).

Construction cranes

Code Date Location Room Address
WA46670 Jan 15 Moses Lake
L&I Office
MLAK1 3001 W Broadway Ave
Moses Lake WA 98837
WA46681 Feb 12 Everett
L&I Office
Rhododendron 729 100th St SE
Everett WA 98208
WA46671 Mar 18 Moses Lake
L&I Office
MLAK1 3001 W Broadway Ave
Moses Lake WA 98837
WA46676 Apr 15 Everett
L&I Office
Rhododendron 729 100th St SE
Everett WA 98208
WA46672 May 20 Moses Lake
L&I Office
MLAK1 3001 W Broadway Ave
Moses Lake WA 98837
WA46677 Jun 10 Everett
L&I Office
Rhododendron 729 100th St SE
Everett WA 98208
WA46673 Jul 15 Moses Lake
L&I Office
MLAK1 3001 W Broadway Ave
Moses Lake WA 98837
WA46678 Aug 19 Everett
L&I Office
Rhododendron 729 100th St SE
Everett WA 98208
WA46674 Sep 16 Moses Lake
L&I Office
MLAK1 3001 W Broadway Ave
Moses Lake WA 98837
WA46679 Oct 14 Everett
L&I Office
Rhododendron 729 100th St SE
Everett WA 98208
WA46675 Nov 18 Moses Lake
L&I Office
MLAK1 3001 W Broadway Ave
Moses Lake WA 98837
WA46680 Dec 16 Everett
L&I Office
Rhododendron 729 100th St SE
Everett WA 98208

Candidate applications

Your candidate application deadline is noon Eastern Time (ET) 1 week prior to the examination date of your choice.

You may submit a completed paper application to Christina Crosta or fax it to 727-461-2746.

Make sure that you document the test administration information on the top of the second page of the application.

Once you submit your application, NCCCO will process it, contact you, and let you know that you are scheduled (either via email or phone call).

If you do not hear from anyone, call our office a couple days prior to the test to confirm that you are on the roster.

Things to know about the test site

  • An NCCCO representative will be on-site along with a chief examiner in the room waiting for you or shortly behind you. If you have any problems on the day of the examination, contact Kim Qualls at 727-244-5003.
  • The building opens at 8 a.m. Please be there at 8 sharp and move quickly to the room for registration and testing.
  • Bring two #2 pencils and your photo ID. Leave everything else in your vehicle.
  • No books, scratch paper, calculators, beepers, cellular phones, or other materials will be allowed in the examination room.

Contact the test site coordinator

If you have any further questions, feel free to email Kim Qualls, test site coordinator, or call 727-449-8525 ext. 487

Accredited Construction Crane Certifiers

Updated: 8/25/2020

This list contains licensed companies who have at least one crane certifier who has fulfilled the requirements of WAC 296-155-53100 and held a valid business license on the date of certification by L&I. The list is an information resource only.

Caution: No further assertions of insurance coverage, bonding, or other necessary licenses or certifications are implied.

Questions? Please call the Crane Desk at 360-902-4943.

Certifying Company's
Name and Address
Contact Person,
Phone UBI Numbers
Types of Cranes
Authorized to Certify
A & R Construction INC
2037 2nd Ave No
Lewiston ID 83501
myrnadover@lewiston.com
Everett Connerley
Phone 208-746-3394
Fax 208-746-4857
UBI 600 064 694
Mobile
Allcert LLC
678 CC street
Woodland WA 98674
allcert@comcast.net
Charles "Tony" Spear
Phone 360-433-1628
UBI 602 994 375
Mobile
Allied Crane Inspection
PO Box 22123
Milwaukie OR 97269
mscshipwreck@aol.com
Robert Billstein
Phone 503-227-0287
Fax 503-659-8230
UBI 601 213 367
Mobile
Articulating
Ameri-Crane Inspection LLC
PO Box 8
North Plains OR 97133
Americrane1234@gmail.com
Josh Chandler
Phone 503-332-0533
UBI 604 079 062
Mobile
Arxcis Inc
PO Box 689
Kingston WA 98346-0689
info@arxcis.com
Jefff Williams
Phone 360-297-3693
206-343-3459
Fax 360-297-8388
UBI 601 991 056
Mobile
Articulating
Overhead
Barnhart Crane
17515 E Apple Way
Spokane WA 99016
dvantine@barnhartcrane.com
Doug Van Tine
Phone 509-535-7738
Cell 509-220-7972
Fax 509-535-7730
UBI 600 017 638
Mobile
Articulating
Central Crane Certification
PO Box 1057
Port Hadlock WA 98339
Central_cranecert@yahoo.com
Marcus Calpito
Phone 360-302-0646
UBI 603 156 984
Mobile
Articulating
Coast Crane Company
8250 5th Ave S
Seattle WA 98108
Steven O'Rorke
Phone 206-622-1151
Fax 206-763-8846
UBI 603 064 580
Mobile
Articulating
Coast Crane Company
E 3920 Boone
Spokane WA 99202
justinh@coastcrane.com
Justin Hollis
Phone 509-535-4266
Fax 509-534-7104
UBI 603 064 580
Mobile
Coast Crane Company
PO Box 55400
Portland OR 97238-5400
glenng@coastcrane.com
Glen Garren
Phone 503-288-8100
Fax 503-288-9669
UBI 603 064 580
Mobile
Articulating
Construction Crane Inspections
PO Box 99
Deer Park WA 99006
dgriggsccillc@outlook.com
David Griggs
Phone 509-954-7767
UBI 603 563 481
Mobile
Crane Consultants Inc.
15303 1st Ave So.
Seattle WA 98148
cranecon@cranecon.net
William Rumburg
Phone 206-246-7962
Fax 206-246-1010
UBI 600 088 971
Mobile
Articulating
Tower
Overhead
Crane Repair Service & Crane Inspection Service
1002 Valley Ave NW
Puyallup WA 98371-2514
lance@lancecrane.com
Lance Gyldenge
Phone 253-848-9473
Fax 253-848-1790
UBI 601 663 949
Mobile
Articulating
Overhead
Cranes 4 Rent
PO Box 575
Snohomish WA 98291
cranes4rent@frontier.net
Kerry Ford
Phone 425-258-1900
Fax 425-258-1610
UBI 602 806 341
Mobile
Delcon Crane Certificators Inc.
PO Box 2477
Mt Vernon WA 98283
delconcc@outlook.com
Matthew Sherlock
Phone 206-734-9483
UBI 601 311 063
Mobile
Articulating
Overhead
Diversified Crane Inspections
18058 Wewar Ave
Sandy OR 97055
bmolcany@diusa.com
Brian Molcany
Phone 503-668-7592
Dan Strebeck – Spokane
Charlie Sticka - Tacoma
UBI 601 160 911
OSHA Accredited
Gary's Crane Inspections
1627 South Perry Street
Spokane WA 99203
garysneal@msn.com
Gary Neal
Phone 509-720-6344
UBI 472 283 074
Mobile
Articulating
Greatland Crane Inspection Inc.
PO Box 3374
Hayden ID 83835
ceogci@hughes.net
Dan Duncklee
Phone 208-265-2498
Cell 208-699-3008
Fax 208-265-9233
UBI 601 868 644
Mobile
Articulating
Greatland Crane Inspection Inc.
545 Belt Creek Rd
Belt MT 59412
ken@greatlandcrane.com
Kenneth Mckinney
Phone (406) 781-3166
Cell (406) 781-3166
Mobile
Articulating
Kent Crane Inspection Services
4811 So 150th St
Tukwila WA 98188
derek.bohn@kentengineering.com
Derek Bohn
Phone 206-556-1060
Fax 206-439-6816
UBI 602 889 732
Mobile
Articulating
Tower
Knez Building Materials Co.
12301 SE Hwy 212
Clackamas OR 97015
john@knezinc.com
John Knez Jr.
Phone 503-620-6142
Fax 503-639-9654
UBI 600 499 355
Mobile
Articulating
Lampson International LLC
607 E Columbia Dr
Kennewick WA 99336
bstemp@lampsoncrane.com
Phone 509-586-0411
Fax 509-586-0825
UBI 602 083 939
Mobile
Leverage Crane Inspections & Consulting LLC
PO Box 2433
Battleground WA 98604
leveragecrane@gmail.com
Kai Davidson
Phone (206) 794-4105
UBI 604 409 168
Mobile
Marine Surveyors & Consultants
PO Box 22123
Milwaukie OR 97269
mscshipwreck@aol.com
Bob Billstein
Phone 503-227-0287
Fax 503-659-8230
UBI 601 213 367
Mobile
Articulating
Overhead
Moe's Truck Repair Inc
715 8th Street, Suite B
Kirkland WA 98033
Moestruckrepair7@comcast.net
scottmoe@comcast.net
Scott Moe
Phone 425-576-9766
Cell 206-919-3200
Fax 425-576-9178
UBI 601 487 561
Articulating
Monty Jerald Consulting & Inspections
PO Box 232
Green Acres, WA 99016
jmjjerald@aol.com
Monty Jerald
Phone 509-392-3527
UBI 602 874 016
Mobile
Articulating
Tower
Northwest Crane Inspection Inc
PO Box 218
Monroe WA 98272
owen@nwcraneinspection.com
Owen Follette
Phone 425-268-4535
UBI 603 406 911
Mobile
Overhead
Articulating
Oregon Crane Inspections
5239 SE Del Rio Ct
Hillsboro OR 97123
jlschell3@msn.com
Jay Schell
Phone 503-616-1169
UBI 272 700 854
Mobile
Paul Parish Limited
4608 S Reed St
Kennewick WA 99337
paul@paulparish.com
Paul Parish
Phone 509-531-0236
UBI 601 822 666
Mobile
Articulating
Rhodes Crane & Rigging Inc
1201 N Stanley Rd
Spokane Valley WA 99212
ted@rhodescrane.com
Ted Rhodes
Phone 509-532-8644
UBI 602 122 517
Mobile
Russell Crane Service Inc.
1008 N 1ST St
Yakima WA 98901
rhuylar@aol.com
Shawn Withers
Phone 509-457-6341
Fax 509-248-9800
UBI 600 346 083
Mobile
Seaburg Construction
14438 Bear Creek Rd NE
Woodinville WA 98077
seaburg_4@msn.com
Marcus Calpito
Phone 253-691-1472
Fax 425-337-9240
UBI 602 767 828
Mobile
Articulating
Sicklesteels LLC
14016 Ervine Rd
Anacortes WA 98221
donsicklesteel@gmail.com
Don Sicklesteel
Phone 360-661-5267
UBI 602 017 976
Mobile
Articulating
Terex Utilities
9426 8th Ave S
Seattle WA 98108
steve.demarce@terex.com
Steven Demarce
Phone 206-384-4132
Fax 206-762-4973
UBI 409 019 727
Mobile
Articulating
Terex Utilities
12805 SW 77th Pl
Tigard OR 97223
mark.riseling@terex.com
James Fouts
Phone 503-620-0611
Fax 503-684-7579
UBI 409 019 727
Mobile
Articulating
Tim DeBord Crane Consulting
886 W Sunset Dr
Burbank WA 99323
tim@thesnakeriver.net
Tim DeBord
Phone
UBI 602 984 984
Mobile