As of today there are no licensing requirements to operate a Crane. Please note this could change at any time. Below are three links that can
help keep you up to date for any changes to the Sate laws.
OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) will enter into rule making to extend the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule as published by federal OSHA on Aug. 9, 2010. The three-year extension will move the deadline to Nov. 10, 2017.
During the three-year period, OSHA will address operator qualification requirements for the cranes standards including the role of operator certification. The final cranes and derricks rule required crane operators on construction sites to meet one of four qualification/certification options by Nov. 10, 2014. After publishing the final rule, a number of parties raised concerns about the Standard’s requirement to certify operators by type and capacity of crane and questioned whether crane operator certification was sufficient for determining whether an operator could operate their equipment safely on a construction site.
*It is essential that you check with your local government and confirm that the information listed above is still good today. This information
should only be used as a tool to help you figure out what type of license you need to operate certain types of equipment.