Welcome to the Crane Certification Association of America

The Future of Crane Safety


History of the CCAA

 In 1984, the CCAA was founded by eight crane certifiers to establish standards for their industry. The objective was to build the knowledge of crane inspectors through training, testing and certification; and with free exchange of ideas between professionals, to gain competitive advantage and grow their companies. Through a recognized accreditation program, the CCAA helps provide a source of certified professional inspectors for crane owners/operators and clients for their membership

"We have the most qualified network of crane inspectors for you to connect with."

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Benefits of Joining CCAA

I'm an Inspector

How can the CCAA improve my business, lower my risk and make me more profitable?

I'm a Crane Owner/Operator

How can using a CCAA certified inspector help protect my business and keep my employees safe?

Risk management through professional interaction, training and certification.


Recent News

Dangers in Crane Testing: Expect the Unexpected

Nov 8, 2020
Recent crane accidents prompted this article. I have certified cranes for various agencies and companies since the 1960s and know the requirements of the work. I find these accidents have peculiar circumstances in both causes and the number of injured and deaths (33.) Couldn’t this have been prevented? Who dropped the ball?

Stay Connected with the CCAA Newsletter

Jul 31, 2020
Revisit the Fall Meeting and trip to Link-Belt Cranes. Stay connected with this latest version of the CCAA Newsletter - July 2020.

Crosby "Remove from Service" Warning, Certain 7/8" - 6.5t Shackles

Dec 2, 2019
THE CROSBY GROUP has determined that certain 7/8 - 6.5t shackles may have a condition that can reduce the ultimate load capacity from the published catalog values. The shackle bow may have a previously undetected defect, and continued use may result in loss of load, property damage, severe injury, or death.

2019 Fall Educational Conference Agenda

Jul 17, 2019
This is the agenda for the 2019 Fall Educational Conference.

2019 Spring Educational Conference Agenda

Mar 24, 2019
This is the agenda for the 2019 Spring Educational Conference.

Our Next Conference


2019 Fall Educational Conference

You're going to want to be at this Fall 2019 CCAA Conference, October 6 - 8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington, KY

Link-Belt Construction Equipment is the host of this conference which will include a plant tour and excellent presentations by Link-Belt, Yale-Cordage, NCCCO, and the beginning of something really BIG. The first Structural Repair Roundtable Discussion!

You are not going to want to miss this conference!

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