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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

40-Hour Rigging and Signaling Certification (GCC511)

Formerly Rigging (GCC511)

Version 1: 35 hours (1 week). Version 2: 40 hours (1 week). 

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.

Version 1: February 2004 - December 2018. Version 2: January 2019 - May 2023. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe a rigger's responsibility for safety on the jobsite; describe the limits of safe equipment operation; describe the basic construction and standard designs of wire rope; calculate working load limit (WLL) for various cables; identify and discuss safe practices when rigging with wire, rope, chains, and slings; identify the construction and purpose of hardware equipment; inspect rigging equipment using industry standard criteria; identify standard types of cranes used in rigging operations and assist in safe crane setup; and identify load conditions that result in a critical lift using a capacity chart; direct crane movement for rigging operations using appropriate hand or voice signals.


Version 1 and 2: This course addresses rigging safety, rigging hardware construction, rigging hardware inspection, knots, and rigging procedures. Apprentices work with different types of cranes and direct crane movements through voice and hand signals.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Millwright, Carpentry, or Construction Technology (11/08) (11/13 revalidation) (1/19 revalidation).