Massachusetts Hoisting License Application Steps

We put together a comprehensive step-by-step list of how to apply for a Massachusetts hoisting license, complete with all the resources you need. Of course, if you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. Everyone who applies for a MA hoisting license must have a DOT medical card. To find a DOT medical examiner to get this medical card should look here for offices.
  2. Now fill out a state application. You need to fill out one application for each endorsement you are applying for (costs: $75 each endorsement). Check the test schedule first. You should receive a test date the last week of the following month. Test locations are based off the address of the employee (Milford, Devens, Amherst, Taunton, Charlestown).
  3. Now you need to send the application into Office of Division of Public Licensure: (address at top of application) .
  4. Call Cranes101 to schedule a MA license preparation course the same day you mail your application in. Do not wait to get your notification from the state, as by then it is most likely too late.
  5. Cranes101 holds open License Prep. Classes at our location on a Saturday once a month. Check out our Calendar for all our listings.
  6. Some license prep classes are also available online.
  7. The state will mail out the test date, location and time of the test 5 to 10 days prior to the test. This will go to your employee’s house, so make sure they do not throw any mail away.

You are required to have a hoisting license to operate any equipment that lifts over 10 ft in height, over 500 lbs in weight or over 1/4 yard of bucket capacity in Massachusetts, per the 520 CMR 6.00 law.

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