Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau’s Houston Training Center Expands

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB)

Our expansion and investment in new equipment, along with our six Houston-based instructors who bring more than 159 years of subject matter expertise in all facets of crane operations, addresses the current and future skill needs of our industry partners.

With substantial job growth forecasted for Texas and the Gulf Coast Region over the next decade, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) has taken aggressive steps to tailor state-of-the art programs that match the area’s demand for highly trained and certified Crane Operators and Riggers. The expansion of certification programs and classrooms, in addition to new equipment and dedicated lab areas, continues CICB’s mission to upgrade the skills and certification of the current workforce and provide a continuous pipeline of trained and educated workers entering the field.

CICB’s Houston training center, an approved testing site by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operator (NCCCO) (link), recently purchased an additional lattice boom crane, adding to their onsite fleet of cranes available for training and NCCCO certification exams.

The center, which is the only Texas Workforce Commission approved Career School in South Texas, has also invested in CM Lab’s Vortex training simulator to support its crane operator training and certification programs. The crane simulator is equipped with multiple large HD screens which display telescopic mobile and lattice boom crawler crane simulations. The realistic experience of Vortex simulator training is far superior to other simulators and not only reinforces learning for the beginners, but also benefits the advanced operator with certification-level…

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