Since August 2004 California Crane School has assisted thousands of operators in passing their entire crane operator certification exams. Here is what some of them are saying.
49th PG Inc
"Could not have been better prepared. Class would replace the book Crane operating for dummies."
"Course definitely harder than tests!"
"Without course I wouldn't’t have done well on test."
"I could not have passed this test without extreme difficulty had I not been through your test prep program."
"Pretty intense but very informative. I felt very anxious before the class, but after the first day, I felt very confident the actual test was easy after taking the classes."
“Thank John. I enjoyed your class and felt that I learned a lot. I feel confident that I'll past the written test. The practical might be a different story! That's not your job though.”
A.C. Houston Lumber Company
“I learned a lot in the class that I was able to use in the testing part and believe I passed my test.”
“I think the class was very informative and very entertaining. It was a great class.”
All American Asphalt
“The class was fun and easy to understand. I feel it prepared me well.”
“You guys did a great job of pounding info into my head. (In a comfortable way.)”
“I was prepared very well for the test.”
“Class was great fun. It helped me prepare a whole lot for the test.”
"Great class, after 2 days of class I was confident I would pass."
"As well as the coverage of the test material, the focus on the load charts helped me understand them in depth. I learned many items that are important to safe crane operation awareness."
“Course was excellent. Thanks to all!
“Great Instructor, great course, learned a lot.”
“Excellent instructor. Easy class to learn with the information furnished. Great course set up.”
“The course form CCS is easy to learn. The instructors were great. Best class in the state.”
“The class was really easy to learn. A lot of work to do but that what gave you all tech information you needed for the test. The instructors gave you as much as you needed.”
"The class was very good. Lots of info, the instructors had lots of training info to pass on to the class and were very straight forward with info"
Atlas Crane Service
“The class was a great help. I truly felt prepared for the test. Thanks for all the help!”
“It was great being over-prepared for the test. Great experience”
“Thank you for a mind blowing time, your class rocks. I learned a lot of new and valuable things over the last 3 days. P. S. Keep up all your hard work. Thanks a lot.
“Whether your a seasoned veteran or being introduced to the fundamentals of crane operating for the first time you will leave with a much better perspective on the role of crane operators and the contributions we make to keep personnel on the job safe. Your curriculum was organized and very easy to absorb. Combine that with a practical exam and three days of your time and you have all you need to remain Cal-OSHA certified in a jiff! Thanks John."
“Class was great. Quick and easy.”
Bay Welder, Inc.
“Great preparation on class from teachers. All instructors were
very helpful. I would recommend school to future operators.”
Beryl Lockhart Enterprises
"I felt very confident. I think I was very well prepared by the teachers (Jared & Colby) of CCS class. Thank you."
Bishop Amusement Rides
“Informative and interesting, well prepared, very knowledgeable instructor.”
“Class was great, very well prepared, learned a great deal.”
"Excellent class, very helpful, couldn’t have passed without it. Thanks."
"First test I’ve taken and was 100% confident. Perfect. Thanks."
"Crane classes made me rethink how I do crane operations. Thanks!"
Builders Choice, Inc.
"Our goal was to certify 8 operators in 4 month and with John's help they passed with flying colors! 7 operators are bi-lingual and they scored high, thanks to California Crane School. You get what you need to pass these exams!"
“Lo que esta mas amenas pero se aprende bastante como pava podey pasar lo stases te allude con lo que tu le preguntes esta muy bien.”
"La clase me parecio bien el maestro buna persona x explica bien"
“Excellent.” “Helpful.” “Great teacher.”
“I think this course is a very good learning experience.”
“I learned so much that even if I don’t pass I know a lot more than before, thanks to John.”
Jay Luzinski/Transportation Manager
"John and Rob did a great job preparing my drivers for the written test. It was well worth the time and money my company spent for them to attend Johns class. Thanks again from everyone at Builders Choice."
“I think that students get enough information to pass test and depends on how much effort you put on class and John is an excellent teacher.”
“I think the money and time spent on this course
was well spent. Instructors are over and above normal standards
for this type of instruction.”
John, I want to thank you for all your time that you spent teaching us and a special thanks to Jarrod and Colby for the help they gave to me during the practical exam. I do need a letter from you stating my hours on Tuesday August 21 for the time I was out at the field. I got out at 8:15pm that evening. Thank you again.
“The class/ is very straight forward. Information is given in good instructive format. Instructors are very ‘hands-on’ and informative on the actual questions that will be asked. Overall - Excellent class.”
"John does a great job of preparing students for the written tests. On test day the questions seem easier than the classroom review."
"Top notch class!"
"Grade A Class!"
"I feel the class did a great Job of preparing me for the test. The class was excellent and I would recamend it to anyone who wants to pass their cert test the first time."
City of Monterey
"John had a very well prepared course. Comprehensive in every manner. Made the written test a breeze. Thanks for all your tips and help."
"This whole thing has been a blast, great job training, John went above and beyond teaching us."
"Very good class, John was a great teacher, took his time with us, made sure we knew everything before we took the test. Also he had great patience with us on the boom truck test."
"John did a great job of teaching the ins and outs of cranes. I have operated derrick boom trucks a long time, but John taught me a lot more on load charts and tipping. Learned a lot from John."
"Crane testing course was a good experience and informative, the instructor was fun to learn by, he made the class interesting and easy to learn from if you didn't know something, like figuring out load charts. I liked the course and feel the course as taught should continue."
"No improvement necessary, excellent course and tester."
City of Napa
"The class given by Jared and John was professionally done and way informative. They really prepared us for the testing."
"It was a good class. prepared me to do well on the test "
"Class was well taught and fast paced, very good format.
Jeffrey A. Taylor
"Good class material, well taught, presented well, field tips were very helpful."
"A lot of information. We were well prepared"
"Great Class. One of the best instructor methods of an course I have taken period!"
City of Poway / Public Works
John did a great job teaching and covered all needed material. He made the written test easy.”
“Great class, tons of info in two days, all absorbed.”
City of Sacramento
“I like the extra practice on question & math. It makes you feel very confident about the test. I wish there was a way to practice the practical test just like the written.”
Clyde G. Steagall, Inc.
“Class was outstanding. I will recommend it to everyone I know. John explained everything so that I could understand it.”
“Class was excellent as far as preparing me for the tests. Instructors were very effective at relaying information ”
"California Crane School was top notch test prep. A wealth of information and enjoyable"
COSO Operating Company LLC
“The class was intense, but John went over everything well. He drilled everything into your head the best he could”
“This course over prepares you for the CCO test, there should be no one that can fail after the course John puts on.”
“This class went very well. The class addressed all the requirements of the written certifications without a lot of un-needed confusing technical bullshit. The instructor was informative and presented the material in ways that made it easy to remember. His attention to the individuals in the class was based on their need. He offered as much time to each as necessary to ensure they were proficient. And he was also pretty entertaining. This guy belongs on a stage.”
“Very intense. Pertinent information only. John kept the entire class involved, interested and focused. The very best I've ever been to. I retained information beyond my expectations. Excellent. ”
“John has formulated a class intense on the pertinent information needed to pass the California Crane Certification w/o any other garbage. His energetic style kept the entire class involved and focused and packed more information in my head than any other 2-day class I have taken. I wouldn’t hesitate to pony up the cash for this class over another.”
“The class went very well. The instructor paid close attention to detail and made sure that the students were very well informed”
"This is a totally excellent course, no way to mess up. Awesom guys. Good job.
“The teaching of the class was very good and accurate.”
The class is excellent it dose totally prepare you for the test if you can comprehend.
“Thanks for putting up with me for the 2nd time. You guys are the best. Let’s see if I pass this time. Ha-Ha. Thanks again all of you.”
“Thanks for making the class fun. John was a great instructor. The load charts were just a blast to do. HA HA. Thanks for everything.”
“The class was very big help. John did a great job at brain washing us and making sure we understood everything.”
“John is a very good instructor. I thought he covered all areas that would help to get us up to date on crane operations. Thanks for your knowledge and thanks to California Crane School!”
“John, the class was very helpful in preparing for the crane certification exam. In two days I learned all of the necessary information needed to pass the test with ease.”
"John and his crew made understanding and retaining all of the information very easy, I feel that they did an excellent job!"
"Great dialogue, great practice. Perfect applicable info. Instructor knows his stuff! Highly recommended."
“I found the class very informative and enjoyable. Presented in a professional manor. I would highly recommend anyone attend this course.”
“I think this was a very good class. I think the instructor is excellent. I thank you for you time and your instructions.”
“This is the best class for information. The way it is taught helps you to remember information. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to pass.”
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
“Class was very informative, was not boring. Really exciting, helped a lot taking test.”
Erickson Building Components
“Great class, I learned a lot, and easily passed my CCO test.”
"After taking the class I was fully prepared for the test(s) and confident in my answers."
“This is the best people. I was able to learn a lot in a short time I would recommend this school highly its been a good experience.”
"The very best in instruction and learning."
"This class was awesome, the information persisted was clear and insightful. The instructors were very helpful at all times. There was always class participation, this made the class interesting."
"The crane training class was very helpful in the test. John and Matt were very professional and helpful."
"Great class, to the point, really prepared us for the test."
"You prepared us well!"
Fall brook Public Utility District
"Your class was great, hardly any questions I didn't already see on your test."
"For a long class, I didn't feel like sleeping, instruction was top notch"
General Truss Co.
"This class is the best! Awesome! "
Hanson Truss, Inc.
“Excellent prep for crane certification test, I was very confident when I went to test, test was easy.”
Helix Water District
“I thought class was great. Right to point no fluff. Great class.”
“the class was very direct and to the point not a lot of wasted material.”
"All the hard work and preparation in class paid off at the exam."
"Great Program! The only way I could have been better prepared was if I had a copy of the test!!"
Howard S Write
Being that I'm not a crane operator, the class totally prepared me for the exams; especially the load charts.
"The course is an excellent preperation for this certification exam. The instructors are professional and very knowledgeable. I will reccomend this to ANYONE!"
Irvine Ranch Water District
“The course covered all of the materials on the test. We were well prepared for the exam.”
“Great informative class, really helps prepare for test.”
“John, class was great, I like how you got straight to the stuff we needed to learn and not a bunch of crap. You're a good teacher.”
“I, Mark Sarabia, the class + practical instruction was very good. I give it a 10 out of 10.”
Excellent class, well taught. Very knowledgeable teachers. Stayed on track throughout.
Class was very informative. Class participation was good, keeps you awake.
"Class was fun and harder than the test. I was surprized at how much I could remember in such a short time."
"Great class. They couldn't make it any easier."
Knotts Berry Farm
"GREAT JOB! The power point was a good way to learn the information."
"Classroom work was great"
"After taking the crane course from Calif. Crane School I felt very prepared as I took the tests, the answers were easy to identify and made the test seem like a walk in the park."
"The class was very good I learned very much and wanting to learn a lot more great teacher."
"The best part was the way information was presented without bullshit and stories from the past. What we needed to know and nothing else."
Logan Crane Service LLC
"Informative and clear. “No Brainier”."
Longfellow Lumber Co. Inc.
Frank M. Newton
"I think anyone who takes this class is guaranteed to pass."
Magco Drilling, Inc.
Gary San Angelo
“The preparation for the test made the test 90% easier than the test would have been.”
“The Pre-test class gives all the information you need and more. The instructors are very helpful and patient but too much math for me. Thanks for the knowledge. P. S. The class was way harder than the test. Thanks again."
“Great class, great teacher, well organized. Thanks.”
“I thought the pre-course testing and preparation was extremely thorough with the questions being asked on the CCO test. I felt extremely prepared and confident with taking test”
"Excellent preperation, good pace instructions. Hace exceptional knowledge and presentation skills. Thanks."
" I enjoyed the class. It was well presented for the time."
Mid-State Concrete Products
“Excellent class. Very intense.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium
“Class setup made the test easy to take. Also, after being off a crane for many years, this class reviewed my past skills and I feel much more confident to jump back on.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
“This class was very intense but cool. I recommend this class to everyone. Thanks John."
"I just got home from the class in Pasadena. What a time we had! Jared was very enthusiastic about heading the class, that makes learning a lot more fun than just sitting there and being spoken to. The class was so thorough and exact that during the test I could hear Jarad reading the question and answering it in my head. Every question on the test was covered to a 'T'. In fact, I finished all 3 tests in one hour. That is 1/2 hour less than the given time for the first test. It was a great class to have attended.
I will recommend this class to everyone I know, within my company and outside. I cannot emphasize enough how thorough and enjoyable Jared and Colby are as instructors. I wish them well in future classes."
North Coast Fabrications
"California Crane School Training class was the best pre-test tool you can have.”
“I really feel that the class was very well put on. The instructors were very helpful and knowledgeable about all aspects of cranes. Thanks you guys.”
OMYA CA, Inc.
“See ya in 5, maybe. If the rules don’t change.”
"Class was very good. I was well prepared for the tests. Not boring at all. Very interesting and I stayed interested."
Ormat Nevada Energy
“I thought the whole class was one to the best trainings I have been to yet.”
“Test time total, all 3 - 50 min. When John or Matt say ‘probably’, ‘maybe’ or ‘think it might’, you need to pay attention. This two-day class was better then expected. John insures that you will pass the test. The ‘brainwashing’ technique was great. Class was done in a way you can understand and relate too. Will recommend anyone who can read English to take the test. Although, John needs to learn to iron his shirts. Thanks John in making this testing process enjoyable and practical.”
"After the class the written test was a piece of cake."
"Excellent class, well brainwashed."
Pacific Gass & Electric (P.G.&E.)
"Training with CCS was very throe with the information that was thought."
"The class was really sold at repeating the most valuable information pertaining to the test. Also the instructor mentally prepares you for the test."
"The class was successful and the instructors were really helpful."
"This class was very helpful in preparing me for the test, especially since I had no prior training."
" This class was so much better because our PG&E course all training for cranes should be done by this course. Class was fun and informative. Good class."
" John & Matt did an excellent job of teaching our class, Their methods are great inflate your brain with information and hope it doesn't completely deflate by test time!! Great teaching guys, don't change a thing."
"Excellent course: A trained monkey could pass with their help"
"My thoughts on being prepared for the test are/is that I came in thinking I was going to fail and I'm leaving knowing that I passed. It's a must have in passing this test."
"This class thoroughly prepared me for the certification test. The material and class format were easy to follow and adequately. timed."
"He's a great teacher, makes it easy to learn. He keeps you interested"
"John and his crew did an excellent job of teaching and preparing the class. I was confident to having al least 95% scores on tests. Great work.
"The crane course was a lot of fun. The instructors were great and kept everyone involved which made everything a lot easier. I felt very confident during the test. Overall excellent!"
Pacific Ship Repair
"Class is perfect!"
Pacific Union College
“Awesome class, keep up the good work!”
“Class was very informative, just the right amount of info. Not too much that you were over loaded but the right amount to make for good retention. I felt real good about taking the test."
Padre Dam Municipal Water District
“Instructor will spend as much time as needed to help you fully understand all questions on the test. You will sit down and breeze through most of the questions. Even with poor comprehension.”
Production Framing Systems, Inc.
“Going in I didn't know too much but now I have an idea of what's going on. I feel pretty good about the test, I guess we'll see how I do later redirection is key I think.”
“The class was the best class I ever been to. Much better then the different classes I have attended all over the world.”
Rain for Rent
"Very informative, I was intimidated at the beginning. But most important, when I took the tests I recognized everything. I have never felt more prepared for a test, this class is as complete and informative as you can get."
Rancho California Water District
"Excellent preparation to take the exam, very effective material, and study preparation. Excellent in answering questions we had and giving visual aids to better understand the question."
"Thanks John and Matt for the excellent training for getting myself ready to take the test."
Ray Cammack Shows
"Their approach on teaching this class is second to none. Great job.”
“Very informative, very good, learned a lot, highly recommended.”
“Very informative, relaxed environment, great instructors.”
“Very good, these guys were great, the patience and knowledge they shared was more than adequate, very helpful & interesting.”
“Very good information, more than adequate material was went over.”
"I would like to thank you for putting on your crane school course. I believe your schooling and handouts were very informative, and I believe the class gained lots of knowledge and information to help aid them in their written exams. You helped the class immensely on the practical exams. I do believe the whole program turned out excellent and hope we receive great results on the written and practical. I look forward to any business opportunities in the future with you."
"This class I believe will make you pass these test in a short time. Very knowledgeable."
Reese’s Trucking (Rancho Cucamonga)
“This is the best class for any operator to attend. John and Matt are the greatest you ever want to meet. Very helpful and super cool.”
Reeve Trucking Utility Vault
"Your course gave me all the information I need to know for the test without wasting time. Thanks"
"Class is very informational, helps with test very much."
"Just listen to the presented information, perhaps not what you think you know. And learn the information so you can pass the test and learn additional knowledge."
"Very well run program, covers all information you need to pass the test. If you don’t pass, means you didn’t listen to course."
"The brain washing works!!!"
"Do not come to this class with an attitude. Just listen to the instructor and get over it. I had a major problem, but got over it and listened and I made a 100% difference."
"There’s a lot of things I didn’t know that I learned in class. It’s been helpful."
"For just 2 days in a classroom, I have learned a lot, more than I thought. Thank you for having a great teaching format."
"Instructors had good support and good skills in repeating Q & A's.
"This class will prepare every person that attends it for their testing. It was a great learning experience & they covered everything that was needed to pass. It was a fun but serious learning expierence."
"Intense workload, very informative."
"Very good class, good instructors."
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (S.M.U.D.)
”There was no surprises on the test and the questions were easier on the test. Thank you CCS.”
“John, short time, lots of facts and math. Test easy. Pounding works.”
“Thanks to John and Ted. This is the best class I’ve taken in 30 years. I really learned a lot and everything was to the point. Thanks.”
Sierra Pre-Bilt, Inc.
“Thanks for us with 2 days of into. Do not think I would pass without it.”
Simpon Timber Co.
“I thought that the test prep class did an excellent job on covering the material needed to pass the practical test.”
“Excellent class. Great instructors. A pleasure to be in.”
"This class was fun and I learned a lot from John, and better my skills in moving loads on the crane."
"John & Matt, Did a wonderful job of preparing us for the crane exam."
"Course prepared us for the test very well. Excellent job. Kept the class interesting and enjoyable as possible."
"John & Matt did a great job of teaching us everything we needed to know, plus they were a lot of fun. Thanks a lot."
"I enjoyed this training course. The instructors were very good. They were fun to be involved with."
"This class was very strong on education. I would highly recommend this class."
" Excellent class. You guys made the testing process easy & enjoyable."
"What an excellent class why would anyone even think of taking the test without going thru this course."
"With John's class safety was paramount. His Training used good videos and pictures to instruct safety concepts"
"John prepared me to take the test and taught alot of safety using power point& videos, he did an excellent job teaching"
"In Johns class I learned the regulations and safety information that is pertinent to safely operate a crane in the state of california"
"John was very professional and the class was very good. I felt there was no time wasted"
"very good class, safety orientated, overall a wonderful class"
"Class was very to the point, perfect preparation for the test"
"john's class taught me enough about crane safety and operational principals that the test seemed easy" Great Class!"
"Class was hard, test was easy.
"Very Intense class, was well prepared for test"
“Great job! I learned a lot.”
Snow’s Oil Field
“Outstanding institution. Good one-on-one with class work and cranes.”
Sonnikon & Stordahl
"Great Class - If you can't pass the tests after attending this class you are an idiot - Great Preperation"
South Lake Tahoe Public Utility District
“Excellent! No bullshit course. It made the exams quite easy to take. Thanks very much for an excellent study session!”
“Good, helped with crane operations and made the tests seem easier. Drilled it into us.”
“Very good class, came together better everyday.”
“Great class, good job.”
L.J. Lynch III
“Great class, high speed works well. Thanks Guys.”
“Learned a lot. Thank You.”
“John & Josh, Fantastic class… high energy. Thanks for all the knowledge & help.”
“Very good class, just the facts to pass and it worked great!!”
“Velice Zajímavé Poucne Outstanding!”
Steve Mannig Construction
"Good Job John, learned a lot."
"Differently simplified a difficult process."
Taft Construction Company
“Class was intense! Two day of classroom work pays off.”
“This class was excellent and worth it. John did a great job teaching us. It was a tough 2 days but worth it. Thanks John.”
"The class I took here at Calif. Crane with John & crew was well worth taking and I felt I learned more here then I could have else where. And was not only learning, it was fun and comftortable. Thanks.
Tag Line Engines
"Companies! Forget the rest, come to the best! "
“I thought the class was taught extremely well. Everything on the test was covered. NO PROBLEM.”
“The two days in this class of California Crane School training and testing I've learned a lot. Before I got into this class I thought I knew everything about the crane, but I did not. John Nypl (instructor) taught me a lot and widened my knowledge about the crane. I consider him an expert on cranes.”
Jim Guffey- Timec
"The class was good with great instructors. Thanks."
"This was the best crane class I’ve taken. Thanks"
"I could not have done it without the instructors. John and Ian kept class interesting. Thanks."
"This class made the examinations so easy I could have done this with my eyes closed. Outstanding Instructors. Thanks."
"Great class, very informative."
Cliff W. , Vic Cole
"Very good class the teachers were great. I learned a lot. The company got their moneys worth."
"Class was very good; teachers hit all the critical points and were very helpful. Fun class."
"Thanks for the help. I know the 2 days of school is the only reason any of us had a chance to learn what we did and pass this course. Thanks again."
"Great class and great time!"
"Lots of good, useful information. Presented correctly. It was a good class and a big help."
"The class was very useful for the tests. Everyone involved in the training was well prepared for any questions we had, very helpful. This class helped me with everything the test dished out."
“The class was great, all the info was easy to understand. You make everything easy for everyone.”
Tri Tool, Inc.
“This Class is very informative. An increasable amount of information packed into 2 days with all you need to know, in order to pass the CCO certification tests. THANKS.”
UCI Construction, Inc.
“I feel that the class was very good, John was great and very helpful at all times.”
“You are being prepared for the test, but also learning the subject matter as you go. I've been operating for 20 years but might not have passed the written test without John's class, with his class it was a breeze.”
United Pumping Service
Eduardo Perry III
"Class was very informative and gave me information I never knew about."
US Army Gary Chandler I was one of four employees from Sierra Army Depot that attended the crane training for recertification in Sacramento, Ca 4/6/16 thru 4/8/16. First; I would like to thank CCS and the Instructors for well presented, to the point information needed for preparing us for the tests for recertification. Job well done and thank Mike and the other instructor, did not get his name.
I was one of four employees from Sierra Army Depot that attended the crane training for recertification in Sacramento, Ca 4/6/16 thru 4/8/16.
First; I would like to thank CCS and the Instructors for well presented, to the point information needed for preparing us for the tests for recertification. Job well done and thank Mike and the other instructor, did not get his name.
"Preparation was professional, friendly, and most informative. It was extensive + focused and enjoyable. Presentation was excellent and presters covered all that was involved and required for test.
Valley Crest Tree
“This class was one of the best class I have ever take. I would recommend this class any one who would like to learn this to take the class John and Robert were my and they were great. Thank guys.”
“The class with CCS was fast but very educational. I learned a lot with John, John made taking the test easy.”
“John & Robert I appreciate all the information and help you guys gave me. All of this is a very good thing for our company and mainly me. Thank you guys.”
“La clase estuvo exelente el problema fue la clase en ingles pero muchas cosas aprendi Gracias al istructor maestro. Gracias.”
“La Clase estuvo perfecta lo unico que estuvo mal fue solo el ingles.”
“Las clases estuvieron esxelentes. Muchas Gracias.”
“Muchas-Gracias. Porsu clases. Moicanteto.”
“Minombe es Martin Arreguin. Yo estoy muy satisfecho con las clases aprendi bastante. El maestro se explico muy bien a prende muchas cosas que no sabia. Gracias.”
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
“Class was very well presented and covered all material needed to pass the test. Overall - very informative.”
“I like to write in squares. Class was good. I learned a lot. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in operating a crane.”
“I never thought that the repetitiveness would help, but damn if it didn’t work as advertised. Course work was relevant and well presented. I appreciate the work you do.”
"I think the class was very informative and right to the point the repetitive questions and answers make it all beat in to your memory in 2 days and you just go right through the test."
"I think class was good. Three good days learning more about boom cranes. Thanks John. I hope I don’t have to come back."
"John is a good instructor. Por learn ebritive we nideit."
"I think that this class was the best one that I have taken for a pre test."
Walt Disney Company
“Good fast paced learning”. Not boring/ best part. Made class feel at “ease” to ask for help. Thanks.
"Learned a lot, Thanks!"
Waukesha Electrical Services
“Excellent course. Instructors were very knowledgeable and able to provide the proper information needed.”
“I feel that the class was very good and information was clear. Instructor’s ‘drilling’ was very good.”
Williams Lumber, Inc.
“Informative. Good curriculum. Lots of info.”
“Good. Lots of info.”
“Thanks for everything. I learned a lot. I’ll make sure to say hello to what’s-his-name over at Better Valley for ya.”
“Need more Practical Test information. Received plenty of information on the written portion.”
“This class was very intense, but cool. I recommend this class to everyone. Thanks John.”
“Good class. Need to talk a little slower.”
“Class was good a lot of information was covered in a short time. Need more crane time.”
“The LLL Rule is the key to the load chart. This rule is greatly improved from Arch and Associates' method. The number of load chart practice is a real strong point in your training. On the Practical Test - The coarse needs brighter circles on the ground and lights for night testing. I appreciate your direct-to-the-point teaching verses ‘Arch’ training, which was more laid-back and lengthy.”
"Thanks John. I enjoyed your class and felt that I learned a lot. I feel confident that I’ll pass the written test. The Practical might be a different story! That’s not your job though. Thanks”
“Class was effective and no nonsense. John was a cool instructor. Students should be prepared for a crash course.”
"The class was very helpful, without class I would have failed. John is a great instructor. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to pass the tests."
“This class was very easy to understand and comprehend. Very helpful information.”
Crane operator training class misc comments
“The class was very informative and the personal attention to one’s needs was very helpful.”
“It was very well taught and very well presented and I was treated very well. Good teaching.”
“The class was informative and the material was easy to learn. It was made enjoyable and the instructors were knowledgeable. Good class!”
"The class was informative & easy to learn in. It was made enjoyable & the instructors were knowledgeable. Good Class!!!"
“Whole class was very good. Well prepared by California Crane School.”
“Good explanation of questions.”
“Way to pound the info into our heads! It works! All the info you need without the extra stuff to confuse you. Great help and support from all of the staff - John, Ted, Ian & Josh. Thanks.”
“Great job on getting us ready for the test. These guys have this dialed-in, baby! Wow! You did your job! Thanks.”
“The material covered in this class was a great help in taking the crane test.”
“The instructors from California Crane School had prepared us very well. They had instilled a level of confidence in the class so that when we did the test we were relaxed and confident. It just seemed to make the test that much easier.”
“Very informative, excellent information for preparing, and passing, the written test. Excellent overall.”
“Learned a lot. Thanks.
“I enjoyed the class. It was presented good for the time.”
“Very good job.”
“Excellent class, very helpful, couldn't’t have passed without it. Thanks.”
“First test I’ve taken and was 100% confident. Perfect. Thanks.”
“This crane class made me re-think how I do crane operations. Thanks!”
“This class was made much easier by our wonderful instructor. He made it much more likely to pass this coarse. The only complaint I would have is that there were a few too many load chart problems. This class would have been great with a few more movies and less load chart problems. For future classes, you may want to think about excluding students that grasp the load charts quickly.”
“Great Class. Extra good instructor (John). He helped all ten guys in the class and we had a good time.”
“I think this was a very good class. I think the instructor is excellent. I thank you for your time and your instruction.”
“I found the class very informative and enjoyable. Presented in a professional manner. I would highly recommend anyone to attend this school.”
“The class was very informative and easy to follow.”
“This is the best class for information. And, the way it is taught helps you to remember the information. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to pass the test.”
“Class was very informative and was not boring. Really exciting and helped a lot taking the test.”
“Your class was great. Hardly any questions I didn’t already see on your test.”
“Class was very good. One thing that would be helpful to me would be copies of the slides. You are a very good teacher and I just would like to be able to review on my own for memorization of numbers.
“Good teaching method. Repetitive, which is good for me! Good materials, easy to use. Great overall class. Great teacher overall. Wish you could teach the D3 rest!”
“John, You son of a b____! Thanks for hammerin’ the important stuff home!"
“The class was very timely, but it was very good. The instructor was a cool guy and was an all-around good teacher who also took time to answer questions.”
“Easy. Anybody can pass with this two day course. Even Me.”
“More ‘hands-on’ time on the equipment and less cram.”
“Good class. Great instructors. Information towards the test was on point.”
“Instructors very beneficial, making sure you understand everything.” Thank you guys.”
“Excellent class. I learned a lot from the class. Don’t change a thing. Thank you.”
“John conducted the class in a very professional manner and covered a lot of info. Very good class.”
“The class was good. Very informative. I feel I passed the test with no problems.”
“It was a very good class. I had no clue on load charts, now I feel comfortable with them. I learned a lot in two days. It was fun.”
“The instructors did a good job and explained everything related to the testing.”
“Class was very informative and fun. Good job!”
“Class instruction was very good. Teachers were good at telling you were to go or what to think about. All and all - great class.”
John was a great teacher.”
Jose Luis Robles
"Class was good and educational. I learned a lot of new things. Very helpful.”
“Thank you for the class. It was very helpful. See you at Coso.”
“Thanks to the examiners that made me feel confident.”
“Thanks. Without this class I would not have passed.”
“This is the best way to study for a test. Thanks for everything guys.”
“A very good crash course on hydro cranes. I got a lot of good knowledge in a short period of time. Thank you for your time & service.”
“Anybody who chooses any other school besides this one is wasting time and money.”
“I’m an old cranky bas - -d. I f - - k - -g hope I passed. Good class!”
“I’ve been around cranes for 16 years and what I learned here in three days is about the same. Great program.”
“The best information you’ll need to know. Just stay quite and pay attention.”
“Thanks for all the information you gave me. I learned a lot.”
“Overall I think everything turned out good. Everything was simple and easy making it better for the company.”
“California Crane School is a good school. The instructors are very good at teaching. They do a good job and they are nice.”
“All answers jump right out at you.”
“Class was excellent. Well taught. Excellent teaching methods.”
“The class helped make the test a breeze.”
“This class was excellent and worth it. John did a great job teaching us. It was a tough two days, but worth it. Thanks John & Robert.”
“I thought the class was good. It helped prepare me for the test. Overall good class.”
“Class is outstanding and informative. Presentation is excellent.”
“Going in I didn't know too much, but now I have an idea of what's going on. I felt prepared and feel pretty good about the test. I guess we'll see how I do later. Repetition is key, I think.”
“Class set-up made the test easy to take. I have not been on a crane for many years. This class reviewed my past skills and I feel much more confident to jump back on.”
“The class was excellent. Thank you for giving me a hard time on the practice. I know you did it for me and my safety.”
“The pace kept my attention focused. Good course. I would, and will, tell my friends.”
"Your prep made the test a breeze"
"I think it was great"
"The class had me fully prepared for the test. Class was great. Never Bored. Class was fun.
"Very fast, Hard, but it is amazing how much you retain at test time."
"Very well Prepared"
"This class was very helpful in preparing me for this test"
"This is a better class then Rancho Murieta. (Better instructors then John Teller)"
John W. Childress
"California Crane School was outstanding in their teaching methods. Not being in school for many years I was worried about the school but was taught very well for the Crane Certification tests and the expierence was great."
"John taught the class well, I was completely prepared for the exam"
"Class preperation was perfectly tailored to passing the tests"
"Thoroughly prepared - Good job explaining all the test situations" 07/25/07
"Awesome, and where is my CCS Shirt!?"
"Bloody good show."
"Miracles do happen! I never thought I'd pass the test but John & Crew really took care of business. Thanks for all your help!"