Boom Truck Operator - Stiff Boom Unlimited tonnage

Boom Truck Operator: Stiff Boom unlimited tonnage means a person who operates a truck mounted hydraulic stiff boom crane with capacity over 40 tonnes to perform lifts and hoists, places and secures loads, sets up the crane, takes down the crane and plans lifts and crane procedures.

Crane Certification Getting Ready Guides

About the Crane Certification Getting Ready Guides

These documents are for any new or experienced crane operator preparing to write a crane operator certification exam. We want you to succeed; the guides help you identify how and what to study, where to find study materials, and what to expect on the exam. The guides also provide example questions in each subject area so you can try a mini-practice exam.

Program Updates:

The Exam Weighting Chart is available for the Level 1 and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
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  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
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Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
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  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
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  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
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  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 145.88 KB)