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Connecticut Crane Operator's License Application

In order to apply for a Connecticut Crane Operator's License, you must complete the application and submit it to the Connecticut's Office of State Fire Marshall.  Follow the steps below and you will be on your way to legally operating a crane in Connecticut. 

CT CRANE OPERATOR's License APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Enter your personal information into appropriate application fields

  2. Submit a photograph - Head & Shoulder view 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch

  3. Choose the appropriate Crane Type & Capacity - Refer our chart below.

  4. Complete the "work experience" section on page 4

  5. Enclose $50.00 payable to "Treasurer State of Connecticut" (fee covers written & practical exams)

 

Hydraulic Cranes

Code:

  • H(a) - 30 tons and over*
  • H(b) - 5 tons up to 30 tons (not including 30 ton)*
  • H(c) - Between 1 ton and 5 ton (not including 5 ton) 
  • H(d) - Articulating between 1 ton and 5 ton (not including 5 ton)
  • H(e) - Non-Articulating, non-rotational 1 ton - 5 ton (not including 5 ton)
  • H(f) - Forklift with hook or winch
    • H(f1) - 5 ton and over
    • H(f2) - 1 ton up to 5 ton (not including 5 ton)
  • H(g) - Gantry/Straddle used for construction)
  • H(pd) - Dedicated Pile driver
  • H(z)- Other

*Articulating cranes falling in these tonnage categories


Tower cranes

Codes:

  • T(a) - Tower***
  • T(b) - Carrier mounted or crawler mounted tower and/or luffer**
  • T(c) - Tower cranes not meeting Ansi B-30.3 Standard

** Luffer must luff on cable
*** Lattice, Derrick, Tower – boom regardless of how it’s powered


LATTICE BOOM***

Code:

  • L(a) - Lattice Boom
  • L(b) - Under 5 ton (not including 5 ton)
  • L(sb) - Side Boom

*** Lattice, Derrick, Tower – boom regardless of how it’s powered


DERRICKs***

Code:

  • D- Derrick

*** Lattice, Derrick, Tower – boom regardless of how it’s powered


 

Any questions about the application process should be directed to:

Department of Administrative Services
450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 1304
Hartford CT 06103
Phone: 860-713-5580
Fax: 860-920-3088
www.ct.gov/das