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Contact the Training Center Office at
509-968-3203 to determine training eligibility and to
sign up for the class dates below..
(A one-time $25 Training Deposit will be due prior to signing up)
If you are taking an equipment, crane, or CDL course at the Training Center, there is a mandatory attendance requirement for these safety courses listed below unless you already hold a valid certification.
Qualified Rigger & Signal Person- In 2012, Washington state Deparatment of Labor and Industry passed a law that requires all persons involved with rigging anything to have a qualified riggers and signalers card. When you use any kind of rigging with a backhoe, excavator, forklift, or loader to lift pipes, CBs, plates, etc., there must now be a qualified rigger present. This is evening class taught at the Training Center every two weeks during the training season. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Rigger and Signal Person card that is valid for 5 years and is fully portable to any employer.
Flagging- This class instructs the student on proper flagging and traffic control, as determined by WISHA standards. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Washington state Flagger Certification card that is valid for 3 years.
Pilot Car- According to Washington state DOT requirements, you mush have a state certification card while performing as a pilot/escort vehicle driver. Anyone transporting or moving oversized equipment or loads with Washington state's borders, must have the certification.
CESCL- (Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead) certification is required in the state of Washington by the Washington State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for construction stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites. This Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training class offers a dynamic interaction between the traditional classroom style and hands-on exercises. Upon completion of the course, attendees will know how to simply and confidently comply with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements of stormwater management.
Hydraulic Crane (4-Weeks)
November 21 - December 15, 2016
February 6 - March 2, 2017
October 23- November 16, 2017
November 27 - December 21, 2017
Lattice Crane (4-Weeks)
October 24 - November 17, 2016
January 9 - February 2, 2017
March 27- April 20, 2017
November 27- December 21, 2017
Tower Crane (2-Weeks)
Overhead and Articulating Boom Cranes
Call the Training Office to get more infomation (509) 968- 3203
Qualified Rigger & Signal Person
This qualification card is available and recommended for all heavy equipment operators. This 4-Hour course is offered at the Ellensburg Training Center on every other Monday evening during the Training season. Please contact the Training Center office if you are interested and to add your name to the roster. The card is valid for 5 years and is accepted by all union contractors.
Certified Rigger & Signal Person (NCCCO)
This certification card is recommended for crane operators and is required by many union contractors. To obtain this certification, you must pass both a written and practical exam for both Rigger and Signal Person. The initial fee is $250 ($225 if you already have an NCCCO card) and is reimbursable upon successful completion. Check with the Training Office to make sure you meet the reimbursement requirements. For exam information visit the NCCCO section or contact the Training Center office more information.
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