Boom Truck Training

Code:CRAN 1400
Length:40 hours
Dates:Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 16:00; Jan 22 – 26 / Mar 19 – 23
Apr 23 – 27 / Jun 18 – 22


includes non-tax deductible supply fee

This course qualifies as a Second Career program course.

Expand Your Horizons

Your career needs a major lift, but you’re not sure how to get there. We hear you! Why not put your D License to work and take advantage of our high-skills, hands-on Boom Truck Zero to Eight Ton Crane operator course to elevate your career. Gain the critical experience you need to help build tomorrow’s infrastructure, and move high-value commodities through shipping, railroad and lumber yards. Enroll in our week-long, immersive training program and become a highly qualified and certified boom truck operator, recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Boom! It’s that easy.


Curriculum Overview

Operating a boom truck zero to eight ton crane takes a high degree of accuracy and precision. We’ll start by showing you how to make sense of load charts and correctly calculate load on equal-length slings.

Step by step, you will learn how to properly set up your crane’s equipment from rigging hardware to wire rope, and outriggers and stabilizers. You will also work through the various operational signals and communications.

There’s no room for error when you’re working near high voltage. Here you will learn how to operate safely in this high stakes environment.

Know your manuals, regulations and policies inside and out. In this section, we’ll cover an overview of those derived from the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as important training standards from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Here, we will walk you through a rigorous pre-operational inspection to ensure you’re ready to get behind the wheel of our boom trucks and operate a zero to eight ton crane.

You will have a full eight hours to practice field-testing your new boom truck operator knowledge and skills, before taking your ministry examination.

Additional Information


  • Previous practical experience; and
  • Required safety equipment: safety boots, glasses and work gloves.

Please note:

  • Ministry testing is not included.  Cost is approx. $100.  This can be scheduled with our Durham College Whitby Testing Centre – Whitby Campus 1610 Champlain Ave, Whitby.  Brenda Martin 905-721-2000, ext 4233

Withdrawals and refunds:

Refunds will be issued only if the Official Withdrawal form is received no later than three business days prior to the program’s scheduled start date.

Please note: all refunds are subject to a cancellation fee.