In order to obtain a Rotating-Control or Stationary-Control EICA Certification, or a Digger Derrick EICA Certification, a candidate must take and pass both a Practical Exam and a Written Exam.
The Practical Exam provides a demonstration of the candidate’s skill level of operating a crane or digger derrick. EICA allows a candidate to pass multiple practical exams by using one piece of equipment, as long as the equivalent written specialty exam is passed. For example, a digger derrick unit with rotating controls can be used for two practical exams; rotating crane and/or digger derrick. However, this example the digger derrick unit could not be used for stationary crane practical exams.
The Written Exam comprises of a general knowledge exam and specialty exams for the type of certification being attained (crane and/or digger derrick).
Passing grades for written exams:
General Written Exam = 68%
Digger Written Exam = 70%
Crane Written Exam = 70%
General knowledge exam has 75 questions with an 85 minute time limit.
Specialty exams have 35 questions with a 60 minute time limit.
|General Written Exam|
|Complete Daily Crane/Digger Derrick Inspections & Maintenance||21%|
|Manage Crane/Digger Derrick Access and Egress||12%|
|Evaluate Worksite Conditions||11%|
|Setup/Assemble Crane/Digger Derrick||24%|
|Perform Safety Checks||16%|
|Shut Down/Disassemble Crane/Digger Derrick||8%|
|Maintain Employment Requirements||8%|
|Digger Derrick Written Exam|
|Setup/Assemble Crane/Digger Derrick||48%|
|Operate Crane/Digger Derrick||23%|
|Perform Digger Derrick Specific Operations||29%|
|Crane Written Exam|
|Setup/Assemble Crane/Digger Derrick||69%|
|Operate Crane/Digger Derrick||31%|
Adding Additional Control Type to Existing Certification
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 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.
Federal/State Requirements and Regulations
Every operator is responsible for complying with the regulations for their working location. The links above do not belong to EICA and might not be the most up to date regulations. This list might not cover all states as new regulations can be passed at any time. Click the links below to download the associated file.
The ANSI PCAC committee awarded EICA accreditation 9-22-2017 and 9-22-2022.