Who must be certified and how often must it be done?

All operators, whether an independent contractor or a company hire, using equipment to lift amounts of one ton or more, and at least 21 years of age, are required by State law to have a current certification. State laws also require operators to possess the necessary training, experience, and qualifications to move loads safely at the work site. For convenience, State certification can be done in one through five-year increments, but no longer than the expiration date of your national certification. Currently, there are almost 400 active and certified crane operators in Hawaiʻi.