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OECP Crane Class and Practical Examination

This is an entry level crane class designed for IUOE members to prepare or review to take the OECP crane operator certification or recertification examination. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands on instruction. The class is not a requirement for taking an OECP examination, but there will be an opportunity to take a written and/or practical examination. There is no charge for the class. Airfare, room, and meals are provided. Location: The International Training & Education Center, Crosby, Texas.

Crane classes:
- April 12 through 23, 2021
- June 7 through 18, 2021
- August 9 through 20, 2021
- October 4 through 15, 2021

If interested, go to the IUOE International Training & Education Center page and click REGISTER FOR CLASSES to register.

For further information, please contact the OECP office at (951)351-4001.

New IUOE training center: The International Training & Conference Center has opened in Crosby, Texas. Click IUOE TRAINING for more information.

OECP sites open for testing! Contact the OECP office to schedule examinations.

Written and Practical examinations are done using social distancing precautions and have limited space. Call the OECP office as soon as practical the schedule your examination or if you have any questions.

In compliance with the President's directives, and those of the Governors of the States, in regard to the current Covid-19 pandemic, OECP understands and seeks to assist all Operators who test for certification with OECP. To accommodate all participating Operators, OECP has taken action to protect all participating Operators whose certifications will expire during this time.

Effective March 16, 2020, any qualified Operator whose certification would expire during this time will be entitled to an extension of sixty (60) days beyond the expiration date to test for recertification. All Operators are put on notice that if your certification expires during this time period you will be operating on an expired certification. We are doing all we can to assist you, but we do not have the power or authority to extend the actual certification during this time period. If we are notified of any changes to the certification policy by OSHA, we will notify you.

The Operators who test for recertification within the sixty (60) days will have five (5) years added to the original certification date.

OECP understands and seeks to assist its members in any way it can through this very serious pandemic.

Signalperson and rigger certifications: OECP is now accepting applications.

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