Qualified Lift Director


The Qualified Mobile Crane Lift Director  program prepares candidates for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) exams and serves as a qualification that complies with OSHA regulations. A lift Director does not have to be certified but must be qualified, our program meets all OSHA, ANSI and ASME standards and provides the documentation and recordkeeping needed to be compliant. 
Approximately 15 - 20 hours to complete.




Lift Directors play a pivotal role in safe lifting operations and must have a thorough understanding of the intricate details and personnel roles involved in all lifting operations.

The OSHA Crane Rule, Subpart CC, as well as the ANSI/ASME standards that govern crane operations are the core of the Crane College Qualifications.

The lift  must be directed by a person who meets the criteria for both a competent person and a qualified person, or by a competent person who is assisted by one or more qualified persons. The Lift Director must review the plan in a meeting with all workers who will be involved with the pick. ASME B30.5 defines a Lift Director as a person who “directly oversees the work being performed by a crane and the associated rigging crew”. This can range from ensuring ground conditions are adequate, managing communications among the lift team members, to coordinating complex multi-crane lifts. Lift Directors are also responsible for stopping crane operations if alerted to unsafe conditions. In addition to the B30.5 directive, a new standard has also been developed, ASME P30.1-2014 Planning for Load Handling Activities (Lift Planning).

The Crane College Lift Director Qualification is designed to be a powerful third-party assessment tool for an employer in determining that the person designated to direct lifting operations has been evaluated as to their knowledge and ability to perform the tasks competently.