To verify if a certification is valid, please call EICA at 801-566-1205, or email help@eica-us.org.

Applicant Information

To verify if you have the most up-to-date document, click one of the options below and compare the date listed with your document.

Adding an additional control type via practical exam, during the original certification time frame shall be allowed. The expiration date would align with the original crane certification.

Example: If an individual received an EICA stationary control crane certification in 2018, they would be allowed to take the rotating control practical exam in 2020 to receive the EICA rotating control crane certification. The expiration date on the rotating control crane certification would match up with the stationary control certification of 2023. The 14-month time frame policy would not apply to add an additional control type certification to an existing crane certification.

6/5/2020

Scoring Review
Candidates may, after either a Written Test or Practical Examination, request a score review by submitting a request in writing to the EICA Executive Director within thirty (30) days of the subject test or examination. This written communication should be sent via a delivery tracking entity, such as UPS, FedEx or certified USPS mail. The EICA Executive Director will discuss the test with the Proctor, or the examination with the practical examiner, to determine the appropriate venue for the review. At the completion of the review, the Executive Director will notify the candidate of his conclusion of the review. If the candidate is not satisfied with the Executive Director’s conclusion, the candidate may appeal, in writing, the issue to the EICA Appeals committee. EICA shall acknowledge receipt of the appeal within 10 days of receiving the appeal and provide the appeals process. If, in the sole opinion of the Appeals Committee, the evidence warrants additional scrutiny, the Appeals Committee will conduct an investigation, including an interview with the candidate, within 15 days of the date of the written appeal to the Appeals Committee. The Decision of the Appeals Committee will be final and binding and will be conveyed to the candidate in writing within forty-five days of the date of the Appeal to the Appeals Committee.

The Appeals Committee will be comprised of no less than three and no more than five members from the EICA Board of Directors, appointed by the President of the Board.

Disciplinary Review
Certification revocation/suspension can be appealed within 30 days after the notification was sent out from the Discipline and Ethics Committee. EICA shall acknowledge receipt of the appeal within 10 days of receiving the appeal and provide the appeals process. A written appeal must be sent by tracked and certified mail. The appeal must state the specific reason as to why the revocation/suspension is being petitioned.

Appeal Hearing
The Appeals and Complaints Committee will call a hearing if the appeal is sound and has been received within the 30-day time frame. The hearing will be scheduled within 15 days from the time the appeal was submitted. The hearing will be held at EICA’s office in Salt Lake City or another location approved by the committee. The certificant can appear at the hearing but must pay for travel and expenses. The certificant will be allowed to have representation to counsel at the hearing. No third-party representation will be allowed to provide testimony except witnesses, subject matter experts, advisors, and legal counsel. Minutes will be complied of the meeting and kept on file.

The Appeals and Complaints Committee will issue a final decision within 30 days from the date of the appeal hearing. The final decision will be in writing sent through certified mail. The decision will have the name of the disciplined operator and the violation(s). The final ruling will be kept on file per the document retention policy. The Appeals and Complaints Committee decision is final and not subject to any additional appeals.
No Appeals and Complaints Committee member may rule on themselves or be involved in approval and/or review. A committee member must step down for a case that involves himself/herself.

All appeals will be confidential and will not result in disciplinary action against the appealer. The Appeals and Complaints Committee promotes due process and will not discriminate against any individuals.

9/3/2020

EICA is moving to Digital Certifications for cranes and digger derricks starting April 1st, 2020. We will allow employers and candidates to request a physical certification card for a charge of $20 per individual.

We are pleased to announce that EICA will be working with SafetyWallet to send out digital EICA crane/digger derrick certifications. SafetyWallet is an
online text-based certification database. Individuals can utilize SafetyWallet to store and track licenses or certifications; CDL, CPR card, OSHA 10/30 card, rigging card, crane certification card, etc.

Employees will be notified via text message of any certification that is expiring 1 year in advance and then again 90 days in advance.

Employees will have the ability to either email or text contractors their credential profile to provide evidence of certification.

4/1/2020

Candidates certified by Electrical Industry Certifications Association are expected to uphold an honorable Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics illustrates the professional conduct anticipated of all EICA certified personnel.

EICA’s Code of Ethics is as follows:

  • Will conduct myself safely using my knowledge and skills to accomplish mywork in a manner that places myself, the public, and coworkers out of harm’sway.
  • Will not be misleading and will be honest with EICA, co-workers, the public,and employers.
  • Will be free of prejudice regarding race, gender, age, creed, disability,physical capability or national origin.
  • Will report any violation of safety or the Code of Ethics to my organizationdepartment head.
  • Will fully accommodate EICA with any administrative reviews orinvestigations.
  • Will abide by the substance abuse policy.
  • Will not exploit any logos, registered trademarks, certifications cards, or otherintellectual property of EICA. Violation of this could result in forfeiture of the certification and EICA card.
  • Will not use the certificate in a misleading manner.
  • Will comply with the provisions of the certification scheme.
  • Will not make disparaging comments or claims against EICA.

10/20/2017

As a certifying body, EICA shall provide information and verify that an individual holds current, valid certification and the scope of that certification.

Candidate’s scores will be kept confidential.

Every candidate will have a unique Locator Code. Through EICA, candidates will have password-protected access to all their personal certification records and the ability to update their own contact information.

Contractors will only have access through EICA or the Western Line Constructors Chapter Safety/Training database to:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Certifications Held and Certification Numbers
  • Pass/Fail Status by Certification Type
  • Issue Date of Certification Type
  • Expiration Date of Certification Type

10/20/2017

Every EICA Committee member and volunteer shall agree to follow the policies and procedures set forth by EICA’s Conflict of Interest Agreement. Each member shall sign a conflict of Interest Agreement at the time of commencement. All committee members shall report any direct conflict to the Executive Director immediately.

Each year Committee members and employees will be required to fill out a conflict disclosure form listing any possible conflicts of interest that may have arisen in the previous year.

1/6/2019

Disciplinary action will be decided by the Discipline and Ethics Committee and may include, but are not restricted to the subsequent:

  • Failure to follow Code of Ethics Policy
  • Failure to follow the Substance Abuse Policy
  • Failure to comply with medical requirements
  • Responsible for an accident or damaging equipment
  • Breach of security on exam information
  • Falsifying information on documents submitted to EICA

The Discipline and Ethics Committee may take the following actions: verbal/written warning, annulment of certification, and/or possible civil/monetary penalties.
If disciplinary action is implemented, the operator may appeal the decision by following the appeals process. The reason for the appeal must be specifically stated in the written message to the Appeal Committee.

10/20/2017

SPONSORING PARTIES FEES* Fees are changing 7-1-2021 (see below)

Effective 7-1-2022

Practical Exams:
Exam Package: Digger Derrick, Swing/Rotating Cab Cranes $130.00
Exam/s taken individually $90.00

Written Exams:
Exam Package: General, Crane, & Digger Derrick $265.00
Exam/s taken individually or Re-Test $110.00
Single Proctoring Session $660.00

NON-SPONSORING PARTIES FEES*
Practical Exams:
Exam Package: Digger Derrick, Swing/Rotating Cab Cranes $165.00
Exam/s taken individually $110.00

Written Exams:
Exam Package: General, Crane, & Digger Derrick $330.00
Exam/s taken individually or Re-Test $140.00
Single Proctoring Session $660.00

Written Exam Shipping Fees
Regular Shipping $110.00
Express Shipping $220.00

Practical Examiner Workshop Fees
Sponsoring Party $880.00
Non-Sponsoring Party $1100.00

*Sponsoring Party: Is defined as any Employer Member of a D-10 Chapter of NECA and any AJATC associated with those D-10 Outside Line Chapters.

Refunds are only permitted with the approval from the Appeals and Complaints Committee. Candidates requesting a refund shall send EICA a written request with a valid explanation for the refund.

 

EICA established a policy so that any individual may file a grievance against an EICA certified operator or an EICA employee/volunteer/examiner/proctor. The grievance shall have the action committed by an EICA certificant or EICA employee/volunteer/examiner/proctor and the reason the action violated the Code of Ethics or EICA policy included on the grievance form. The grievance shall be signed and dated before submitted to EICA. The grievance will list the unacceptable behavior and the Code of Ethics clause or EICA Policy that was violated. All validating evidence will be sent in at time of submittal. The grievance and all evidence must be sent to EICA within 30 days of the incident. This written Grievance form should be sent via delivery tracking entity, such as UPS, FedEx or certified USPS mail.

The Grievance should be addressed to:
Executive Director
EICA
3409 W 12600 S Ste. 210

Riverton, UT 84065

The grievance will be initially reviewed by the Executive Director, who will determine if the grievance is acceptable. The Grievance will be initially reviewed by the Executive Committee if the grieved activity involves the EICA Executive Director. The Executive Director will issue a status notice to the filer of the Grievance within 15 days of the received grievance on the validity of the issue by means of email. If the action committed was a violation, the grievance will be passed on and reviewed and investigated by the Discipline and Ethics Committee within 30 days. The Discipline and Ethics Committee will determine if an investigation is appropriate. The Discipline and Ethics Committee will be comprised of no less than 4 members from the Advisory Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors, and the Chairman from the Working Committee. The Discipline and Ethics Committee will issue a final ruling within 45 days of the date the grievance was received and email the grievant.

All information regarding the Grievance shall be recorded and compiled in the minutes for the Discipline and Ethics Committee. All minutes will be saved. The decision from the Discipline and Ethics Committee can be appealed following the appeals procedure.

No Discipline and Ethics Committee member may rule on themselves or be involved in approval and/or review. A committee member must step down for a case that involves himself/herself.

All grievances will be confidential and will not result in disciplinary action against the grievant. The Discipline and Ethics Committee promotes due process and will not discriminate against any individuals.

10/24/2017

EICA understands the significance of providing all certification undertakings on an establishment of impartiality. EICA’s staff, volunteers, and contractors will remain impartial for all activities with regards to certification.

Conflict of Interest Agreement
Every EICA Committee member and volunteer shall agree to follow the policies and procedures set forth by EICA’s Conflict of Interest Agreement. Each member shall sign a conflict of Interest Agreement at the time of commencement. All committee members shall report any direct conflict to the Executive Director immediately.

Each year Committee members and employees will be required to fill out a conflict disclosure form listing any possible conflicts of interest that may have arisen in the previous year.

11/2/2017

Individuals are not permitted to use EICA’s logos without the written consent of EICA. The EICA logo and acronym are the exclusive property of the Electrical Industry Certifications Association, Inc. EICA reserves the right to take legal action for the unauthorized use of logos and trademarks.

If individuals are granted permission to use EICA’s logos, the logos are not to be resized, recolored, distorted, altered, added to or subtracted from. If EICA locates logos that have been altered, the individuals will be asked to remove the invalid image. The Executive Director will approve logo/trademark use. A written request shall be submitted to EICA using the Logo Request Form to receive permission to use EICA’s logos or trademarks. EICA does not charge for the use of logos and trademarks.

EICA will periodically search the Internet for the illegal use of logos, trademarks, and acronyms.

10/24/2017

EICA’s crane and digger derrick certifications are awarded for a period of 5 years. EICA has established that all candidates must go through the full certification process for recertification. EICA promotes the highest standard of knowledge and aptitude by submitting all candidates through the full examination process. EICA certificate holders will be notified 12 months prior to their certification expiration date via email and mail.

10/24/2017

Candidates pursuing certifications agree to avoid substance abuse. It is the policy of EICA that all certified personnel will not use over-the-counter or prescribed substances that would impair their ability to operate cranes and digger derricks safely. This also includes illegal drugs, alcohol, controlled substances, or any other element that could have an adverse effect on the operator’s mental state. One exemption to this rule is that when a licensed medical practitioner has prescribed a drug knowing that the worker’s physical ability will not be adversely affected, and they will be able to safely operate equipment.

All candidates agree to the following:

  • Will never report to work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Will never use drugs/alcohol while working or on the jobsite.
  • Will never abuse prescription drugs while working or on the jobsite.
  • Will never be involved in the manufacture, distribution, possession, or sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances

Any violations of the Substance Abuse Policy may result in disciplinary action decided by the Discipline and Ethics Committee. Disciplinary action could result in revoking or suspending the certification(s) based on the outcome of the Discipline and Ethics committee investigation.

A certification that has been revoked or suspended may be reinstated at the sole discretion of the Discipline and Ethics committee. The committee may require counseling or a rehabilitation substance abuse program of their choice.

10/20/2017

Electrical Industry Certifications Association complies with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities who establish a need for accommodation. EICA will not discriminate against candidates with disabilities and will provide access to its certification program exams. To download a request form, click here.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

An accommodation is reasonable if it:

  • is necessary for this particular person because of their particular disability;
  • does not impose an undue financial hardship, considering EICA’s resources;
  • does not impose undue administrative burdens on the certification program; and
  • relates to tasks or functions that would be non-essential for a certification holder.

An accommodation is not reasonable if it:

  • results in lowering qualification standards, requirements or expectations;
  • relieves applicants from performing essential tasks or fulfilling essential requirements of the certification program;
  • shifts significant burdens to other employees; and
  • would result in a person posing a direct threat to the health and safety of him/herself or others, either in the certification testing program or on the job.

Candidates are responsible for the advanced notification to EICA requesting accommodations. The accommodations are not granted until EICA has provided a written notice to the candidate. Requests may take up to a month to review and approve. The process of requesting an accommodation is found in the candidate handbook.

If the accommodation is recognized under the ADA and would not be in violation of ASME B30.5-3.1 you may be eligible for the accommodation. EICA requires documentation from a licensed care provider detailing the disability and the accommodations recommended.

Confidentiality

All such information submitted to EICA:

  • will be kept in separate segregated medical files;
  • will only be disclosed to persons with a strict need to know;
  • will not be disclosed to unions or employers without either the applicant’s consent, or an understanding that the information is necessary to be shared pursuant to the EICA’s obligations; and
  • will not be shared with other apprentices.

If you have any questions or need an explanation please contact EICA at (801) 566-1205

10/24/2017

The Electrical Industry Certifications Association (EICA) does not provide training of any kind. EICA only offers certifications exams. EICA does not endorse any training company.

EICA strongly recommends taking a training class and reviewing the reference material listed in the candidate handbook before taking the written examinations.

EICA’s website provides a list of training companies that have been approved to use the EICA logo and who provide preparative training for the EICA certifications. EICA does not endorse any of the training programs. Companies and associations may request to be recognized by EICA in a written application.

10/24/2017

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