Chicago  304  Crane Operator Written Exam/Renewal Class I & II



The City of Chicago has implemented a new Crane License Operator Ordinance.  This ordinance will be fully implemented by March 1, 2016.  The ordinance requires that any person operating crane equipment, within the City of Chicago, with a rated lifting/hoisting capacity of over 2,000 pounds to obtain a Chicago Crane Operators License.  The ordinance also establishes two classes of licensure for large and small hosting equipment and by providing an option to obtain 1-year to 5-year license term.  The ordinance also clarifies and establishes new classifications of cranes that a crane operator is now certified to operate.

City of Chicago Crane Operator

Class I and Class II Written License Examination

 

To qualify to take the City of Chicago Crane Operator's Class I or Class II Written License

Examination, the applicant must provide the following information.

  1. The applicant is at least 21 years old   (Provided a Valid Photo ID)
  2. A valid Social Security Number
  3. The applicant must have documented work experience as a crane operator of at least
  4. 2,000 hours during the preceding 48-month period, or the applicant must have evidence of the completion of a crane apprenticeship program that is recognized by the City of Chicago Board of Crane Operators Examiners. The applicant must provide original signed letter(s), on company letterhead, from their current and/or former employer’s that document the applicant’s dates of employment and establish a minimum of two thousand hours of work experience as a crane operator during the preceding 48-month period.
  5. The applicant has not had a crane operator's or comparable license suspended or revoked by the City of Chicago or any other jurisdiction; provided, however, that upon good cause shown and after a full investigation, the City of Chicago Commissioner Department of Buildings may waive this prohibition;
  6. The applicant has no history of substance abuse during the preceding three years or that the applicant has successfully completed a certified substance abuse rehabilitation program;
  7. The applicant has the present physical ability to safely operate a crane; and
  8. The applicant has the ability to read, write, speak and understand English at a level that allows effective communication on the job site.

All applicants meeting the above qualifications shall be allowed to take the City of Chicago Crane Operator's Class I or Class II Written License Examination upon payment of the required fee and submittal of the proper documentation.

 

Instructions on how to apply for the City of Chicago Crane Operator’s Class I and Class II Written License Examination.

Click on this link:  Chicago Crane Study Guide  Included in the Chicago Crane Study Guide is information about Class I and Class II equipment classes, written and practical examination requirements, and license designation.Click on this link to review the City of Chicago License Conversion Chart.


Choose either the Class 1 or Class II Written License Examination.  The Class 1 License fulfills the requirements for both the Class I and the Class II Written License Examination.  The Class II Written License Examination only fulfills the requirements for Class II Written License Examination.

Go to the Application Fee Table below to determine what fees are applicable to your examination.  Payments of fees are to be made to:  City of Chicago.

Payment can be made by bank, business, or personal check, or money order.  NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL A PROPER, ACCEPTABLE, AND VALID FORM OF PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

Fees, the application form, and supporting documentation must be mailed to:

City of Chicago

Trade Licenses

P.O. Box 388249

Chicago, Illinois 60638-8249



Exam Information

Exam Title Exam Date Deadline City Fees
CLASS I & II Written Exam Nov 16, 2016 Oct 24, 2016 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Dec 14, 2016 Nov 21, 2016 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Jan 18, 2017 Dec 16, 2016 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Feb 15, 2017 Jan 27, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Mar 15, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Apr 19, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam May 10, 2017 Apr 28, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Jun 14, 2017 May 19, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Jul 12, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Aug 16, 2017 Jul 21, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Sep 13, 2017 Aug 25, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Oct 18, 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Nov 29, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00
CLASS I & II Written Exam Jan 17, 2018 Dec 8, 2017 Hillside, IL. $150.00

Application Fees

Fee Amount Comments
First Time Exam $150.00
Exam Retake $150.00
Initial License $100.00
License Renewal $100.00
Late Penalty $100.00
ID Card Replacement $25.00
Certificate Replacement $25.00

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THERE IS NO REFUND OF TESTING FEES



If a FIRST TIME or RETAKE candidate with letter, Proceed:

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Select Online Crane Operator Written Examination, Initial License, and License Renewal Applications