Course Pricing



per person

Groups of 4-5


per person (10% discount)

Groups of 6-9


per person (15% discount)

Groups of 10+


per person (20% discount)

Course Details

Course Description

Introduced in April 2023, this Cranes and Derricks course replaces NYC DOB’s 30-Hour Special Rigger under the 2022 Codes and is now one of two required training courses for Special Rigger License applicants. During the training participants will learn the most current rigging standards and the core management skills needed to be an effective Licensed Special Rigger. The course covers in detail the New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to rigging operations and industry best practices. Students will receive instruction on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and how to identify and respond to emergency situations. 

The course fee does not include the cost of issuing the identification card or site safety training card as applicable.

Course Hours

16 Hours

Course Sessions

2-3 Sessions

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Additional Details

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify at least five hazards when working with and around hoisting equipment 
  • Outline design and permit requirements applicable to the use of scaffolding and hoisting equipment in New York City 
  • List roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in rigging operations on New York City construction sites 
  • Read lift and rigging plans 
  • Explain the basic principles of rigging calculations 
  • Explain hoisting and rigging equipment inspection procedures 
  • Discuss how to lift and lower loads on construction sites with respect to public safety and worker safety 


CEU Credits


CEU Requirements

  1. 100% attendance for the course
  2. Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
  3. Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  4. Completion of required post-quiz assessment
  5. As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
  6. Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)


While there are no prerequisites to attend this course, it is recommended that students have experience in rigging operations, supervision and use of suspended scaffold systems. Students must be able to verbally communicate with instructor in primary language of the training. An individual pursuing the Special Rigger license must also meet these qualifications.

Please review the NEW Training Requirements for the Special Rigger License, which updated in late November 2022.

Training Requirements for Special Rigger

Under the 2022 NYC DOB Building Codes, this training is now one of two required courses for applicants for a NYC DOB Special Rigger license. Special Rigger license applicants, as mandated by 28-404.3.2 of the NYC Administrative Code, must successfully complete this training and the 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Training Course within one year prior to application submittal. The courses can be taken in the sequence of your choosing.


This course is intended for individuals seeking to apply for the Special Rigger license and supervise sites where hoisting and lowering of articles not exceeding 2,000 lbs. will be performed. It is recommended that students possess experience in rigging operations, supervision and use of suspended scaffold systems.

100% attendance and active participation in all learning activities including class exercises and the final exam is required. Students must earn a score of 70% or higher on the written, multiple- choice examination to receive a course completion certificate.

Students who do not pass the written exam will have one opportunity to retake the entire 16-hour course at a reduced fee of $175. Students must contact TSCTA to schedule and pay for the retake class within 6 months following the original class date.

Make-up time is not typically permitted with this training. Students who miss time from any individual session must reschedule for the next available program and attend the full training course.

Read GBTS’s full attendance and make-up time policies here.