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

2018 November Newsletter

Dec 5, 2018
This latest edition of the CCAA Newsletter details all you might have missed at the Fall 2018 Educational Conference in Philadelphia and announces our Spring conference to be held in Salem, OR April 7-9, 2019.

Newsletter August 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Fall Educational Conference Preview Edition

Newsletter June 2018

Jun 20, 2018

Our Next Conference


2018 Fall Educational Conference

2018 Fall Educational Conference not only going to have two outstanding plant tours, but it will be filled with technical presentations that will be valuable to us all as we give service to our clients.  Messinger Bearings has invited us to tour their plant and attend alive demonstration dealing with crane bearings.  Also, I&I/SlingMax has invited us to tour their plant and learn about new technologies in the rope and rigging world.
In addition to those two outstanding tours, we will hear how to assure the welding procedures used in crane repair should be done to effect repairs that meet and exceed the safety regulations.  We will hear about the different inspection types that require different procedures to assure the intended purpose is fulfilled.  We will be informed of the challenges the crane surveyor and his customer meet in the aftermath of an accident.  There will be a safety panel which will address the issue of crane surveyor safety and we expect to provide testing for one or more of the CCS designations.

To top it all off, we will be meeting in Philadelphia, the birthplace of America.  Don’t miss it!

CCAA Educational Conferences are programmed to bring you 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


2019 Spring Educational Conference

Registration fee includes (2) hot breakfasts, (2) lunches, and Sunday night reception. Cancellations received after September 15, 2018, will not be refunded. More Info