Basic Rigger Competency Certification

Rigger Competency Certification (Basic Rigging) 

Description of Class: A 8 hour class designed for an and required for all individuals utilizing rigging equipment when working with cranes, forklifts and/or other weight handling and lifting operations. Certification candidate will be trained to: Understand basic crane operating movements, crane hand signals and how the crane reacts to them, understand rigging safety rules and regulations, basic rigging calculations, the basic use of rigging equipment, be able to tie knots and hitches and understand their uses. Basic practical demonstrations using wire rope, chain hoist, shackles and rope will be performed.


Meets OSHA’s rigger competent person requirements stating that all riggers and signal persons working with the crane must be trained. The certifying candidate will be able to understand and know a Riggers rules and responsibilities in order to perform safely while working around and with a crane and a lift operation. The rigger will also have a basic knowledge of rigging calculations and knowing and understanding the basic uses of rigging equipment.

Certification Received:
A COMPETENT RIGGER Certificate of Professionalism verifying who by classroom training and a few hands on practical hands on exercises has demonstrated that this person is competent to work with a qualified person. Validated by a written examination and a hand on practical examination and signed by a Qualified Evaluator.

Classes are held weekly:   Monday – Saturday 8am to 8pm

Call for an appointment and/or more information:    

  • Flexible schedule and can be done at the companies location.
  • Large Group Discounts may apply
  • Financing may be available


  • Written Examination and graded by a Qualified Instructor 70% or more to pass
  • Evaluated by basic practical exercises related to the rigging competency level

* Evaluation, documentation, certificates and cards are provided the next business day
* Record keeping of all training are kept with LHS VTAC. Copies can be provided
* Custom company schedules and evening classes are also available
* LHS VTAC CERTIFICATION Exam Fees and study material included