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Hoisting Machine Operator Class C1, C2 or C3

STEP 1: LICENSE CRITERIA

To become a New York City-licensed Class C Hoist Machine Operator, you must:

  • Meet the License Qualifications (see Step 2);

  • You must apply for and pass the appropriate National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) or the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) written and practical examinations (see Step 3);

  • You must apply for and pass the background investigation (see Step 4);

  • You must obtain your license (see Step 5).

STEP 2: LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS

All applicants applying for a Class C Hoist Machine Operator license must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years old;

  • Be able to read and write the English language;

  • Be fit to perform the work authorized by the license;

  • Have good moral character so as not to adversely impact your fitness to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Hoisting Machine Operator;

  • Have at least two (2) years of experience within the three (3) years prior to application under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed Hoist Machine Operator in New York City or in another jurisdiction that regulates crane operators and have at least one hundred (100) crane set ups;

  • At least one (1) year of the qualifying experience must have been in New York City or in an urban area of comparable density;

Some areas of comparable density to that of New York City, as identified by the Department include:

  • New York–Newark–Jersey City, NY–NJ–PA Metropolitan Area
  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Area
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Area
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Area
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Area
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Area

This list is representative, but not all-inclusive.

STEP 3: CERTIFICATION EXAM REQUIREMENTS

To become a licensed Class C Hoist Machine Operator you must pass the appropriate National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) or the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) written and practical examinations for the type of machinery you intend to operate. Candidate handbooks and application information can be found on their websites – NCCCO, www.nccco.org and CIC, www.craneinstitutecertification.com.

National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)

The NCCCO certification shall permit operation of the type of equipment authorized by the New York City license. If you would like to operate all C type machinery, you must show compliance in Both CCO certifications. A TLL certification issued by NCCCO will only allow you to operate large telescopic boom cranes with a swing cab. A TSS certification from NCCCO will only allow you to operate small telescopic boom cranes with a fixed cab.

To obtain a Class C1 license, you must show a valid CCO certification card for one or both of the following:

  • Mobile cranes, large telescopic boom cranes (swing cab) (TLL)
  • Mobile cranes, small telescopic boom cranes (fixed cab) (TSS)

To obtain a Class C2 license, you must show a valid CCO certification card for one or both of the following:

  • Mobile cranes, large telescopic boom cranes (swing cab) (TLL)
  • Mobile cranes, small telescopic boom cranes (fixed cab) (TSS)

To obtain a Class C3 license, you must show a valid CCO certification card for:

  • Mobile cranes, small telescopic boom cranes (fixed cab) (TSS)

Crane Institute Certification (CIC)

The CIC Certification shall permit operation of the type of equipment authorized by the New York City license. If you would like to operate all Class C type machinery, you must show compliance with Both CIC certifications. For telescopic boom cranes a 21-75 ton certification issued by CIC will only allow you to operate large telescopic boom cranes with swing cabs and an under 21 ton certification from CIC will only allow you to operate small telescopic boom cranes with a fixed cab.

To obtain a Class C1 license, you must show a valid CIC certification card for one or both of the following:

  • Telescoping boom cranes, 21-75 tons (swing cab)
  • Telescoping boom cranes, under 21 tons (fixed cab)

To obtain a Class C2 license, you must show a valid CIC certification card for one or both of the following:

  • Telescoping boom cranes, 21-75 tons (swing cab)
  • Telescoping boom cranes, under 21 tons (fixed cab)

To obtain a Class C3 license, you must show a valid CIC certification card for:

  • Telescoping boom cranes, under 21 tons (fixed cab)

HMO License Class

NCCCO Test

OR

CIC Test

C1

Swing – TLL

21 – 75 Tons swing

Fixed - TSS

Under 21 Tons fixed

C2

Swing – TLL

21 – 75 Tons swing

Fixed - TSS

Under 21 Tons fixed

C3

Fixed - TSS

Under 21 Tons fixed

STEP 4: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

Once you have obtained an NCCCO or CIC certification, you must call to schedule an appointment with the Licensing & Exams Unit to submit your information for a Background Investigation at 212-393-2259. The Licensing Unit is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:45pm and is located at:

New York City Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007

You must bring the following original documentation with you to your appointment:

  • Original NCCCO or CIC Certification card as cited above;

  • National Certification Practical Exam Results showing type of equipment on which you were tested (Friction or Non-Friction);

  • Department of Buildings LIC 61 Physical Examination Form;

  • Proof of Certification of Compliance with substance abuse provisions. The Department will provide a substance abuse policy compliance document for you to complete during your appointment;

  • Typed & notarized letter from the applicant listing the name, address and telephone number of the laboratory that performed the substance abuse test and consent for the laboratory to the release such information to the Department;

  • Typed and completed Background Investigation Questionnaire;

  • Notarized Supplemental Investigation Questionnaire;

  • Experience Verification Forms and Supplementary Charts from all licensed Hoisting Machine Operators that supervised your work during the years you are claiming as experience;
    Note: Note: The Experience Verification Forms must come from the licensed Hoisting Machine Operator who supervised your work during that time, not from Human Resources. The supervising licensee must hold at minimum, the class of license for which you are applying.

  • Social Security History of Earnings for the years you are claiming as experience;
    Note: There is a fee charged by the Social Security Administration for this service. You must request the report to be run by “company name”. You may request the information by mail or in person (ordinarily you can receive this instantly in person).Visit (http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-7050.html for more information

  • Union Extracts for the years you are claiming as experience, if applicable;

  • Child Support Certification Form;

  • Certificate of Completion for the 40-Hour Hoisting Machine Operator Department-Approved Course;

  • Driver’s License;

  • Social Security Card;

  • Proof of Residence (Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Lease or Deed) or a typed notarized letter and bill from the person with whom you are residing;
    Note: Cell phone bills will not be accepted.

  • Two 2x2 Passport Sized Photos;

  • $500 Background Fee (Cash, Check, Master Card, Visa, Discover or Amex payable to Department of Buildings).

STEP 5: OBTAINING THE LICENSE CARD

Once you have passed the background investigation, you need to obtain your Hoisting Machine Operator license.

  • If you pass the background investigation, you will be notified in writing by the Department’s Licensing & Exams Unit that you are eligible for a Hoisting Machine Operator license.

  • You have one (1) year from the date of that letter to submit the required documents for your license. If you do not complete the process within one (1) year of the date on the letter, you will be required to reapply for the background investigation.

  • You must make an appointment by calling the Licensing & Exams Unit at (212) 393-2259. All documents submitted must be originals; copies will not be accepted. Candidates without appointments will not be seen.

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