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

Newsletter June 2018

Jun 20, 2018

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.

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


2018 Fall Educational Conference

Not only is this conference 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.  Messi... More Info