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

Board of Directors

Oct 8, 2017
The Board of Directors met in Houston, TX on September 07, 2017. The 2018 - 2020 Executive Officers were approved by the Board of Directors. Stay tuned for more on that. The Board of Directors approved to restart the CCS program. This will be an ongoing process. Help is needed in all areas of the program. The three disciplines are Overhead, Mobile, and Tower Cranes. Stay tuned for an update on this program. If you are interested in helping contact Donald at president@cranecertification.org.

2018 - 2020 Executive Officers

Oct 9, 2017
The Nominating Committee has reviewed the candidates for the 2018-2020 Executive Officers and has made its selections. The candidates and the office they will hold are as follows: President - John Davis 1st Vice President - Burt Thorpe 2nd Vice President - Tad Dunville Treasurer - Bruce MacPherson Secretary - David Raraigh In the coming weeks you will receive emails that will introduce each candidate with their bios. In accordance with the CCAA By-Laws Article VII Section 6, the B...

2017 Spring Educational Conference Orlando, FL

Oct 9, 2017
The CCAA Spring Educational Conference in Orlando, FL was recently completed. The conference included two days of training sessions and a dinner at Planet Hollywood. We are already working on the 2018 Spring conference to be held in Tulsa, OK on March 18 - 20, 2018. We will touring Crosby and Paccar Winch factories. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend. Stay tune for more information.

2017 Spring Educational Conference Agenda

Feb 24, 2017
2017 Spring Educational Conference in Orlando, FL is starting on Sunday February 26, 2017. It is not to late to sign up. Come join us in Sunny Florida.

October 2016 Newsletter

Nov 30, 2016
CCAA October 2016 Newsletter is available here.

Our Next Conference

2018 Spring Educational Conference

2018 Spring Educational Conference is filled with vital information for crane surveyors and two dynamite field trips.  The primary goal of CCAA has always been to advance the capability and professional status of crane surveyors.  The following program outline affords attendees the opportunity to hone their crane surveying skills.

  • The conference will begin with a reception and social time Sunday evening.  This is a good time to renew friendships and “talk shop”. 
  • The U.S. Office of Maritime Compliance will present updated information issues specifically related to dockside marine lifting equipment.  NCCCO will bring news of the certification process and status.
  • Speakers will present information on various types of crane inspections, proper repair of structural damage, the use and application of limit switches, risk management for surveyors, and using modern technology in crane inspections.
  • Field trips are scheduled to visit PACCAR and Crosby manufacturing plants.
  • Monday evening will be open to enjoy the local restaurants and interesting sights.
  • A short business meeting will be conducted for the general membership and Board of  Directors meetings will be held before and after the conference.

CCAA Educational Conferences are programmed to bring important “how to” information to the surveyor so that we can all benefit from each other’s experiences and capture the best practices that are available in our field.  This conference is for YOU!

Upcoming Events


2018 Spring Educational Conference

2018 Spring Educational Conference is filled with vital information for crane surveyors and two dynamite field trips.  The primary goal of CCAA has always been to advance the capability and pro... More Info