Reviews from our former students.

The Crane School


The Crane School provides training programs designed to prepare candidates for NCCCO written and practical exams.

My experience with The Crane School was second to none! I have been to numerous crane and rigging courses and found Bud Wilson to be the most informative instructor with hands-on knowledge. He talks in operator terminology. If someone was to ask me where to go to be trained to pass the CCO exam; my answer would be The Crane School with Bud Wilson! Thank you!”

Matthew Glavin
San Diego Gas & Electric

“Bud Wilson probably is the best instructor in the nation.We were really impressed with him.

John Mote
Senna Tree Company

Had it not been for The Crane School’s preparation training, we would have never made it.

Greg Peters
Huddleston Crane

“The City & County of Honolulu has received excellent information and training from ‘THE CRANE SCHOOL’ in preparation for the NCCCO written and practical examinations. We highly recommend the services that The Crane School has to offer.

Benjamin Pila
Driver Improvement Coordinator Department of Facility Maintenance, City & County of Honolulu

“As always, it was an honor and pleasure to be in Bud Wilson’s class. Thank you for your patience, knowledge, and insight. Please know that I appreciate your work and everything you do for us.”

Carlos Bernal
Southern California Gas

“Bud, what can we say other than a HUGE thank you! You are definitely the smartest, most knowledgeable and patient teacher. The class was very informative and it was our pleasure to have you come here. Anyone taking your class is sure to pass. You have a gift. Thanks Again.”

Carey D’Amico
Hunter Crane, Pompano Beach, FL

“Bud Wilson and The Crane School offer the best training available today. I’ve been a Crane operator for 35 years and have seen the industry grow beyond anything I could have imagined in 1975. In those years I’ve had to sit through many classes (read; endure for most) on crane operations, rigging and general safety. I find Bud’s classes to up to date, informative and anything but boring. Take his class, pay attention and you WILL pass the CCO written.”

Louie Hanna
Kennedy Space Center

“In the classroom, Bud answered our questions in a way that we could understand and explained why it made sense to do it that way. The experience Bud has in operating cranes for a lot of years really showed us that he is very knowledgeable and has the ability to communicate. We are sign people and only handle our sign equipment. After viewing the NCCCO practical video we were concerned that we would not be able to pass. On the practical site we were required to operate the crane in a manner that we have never been required to do. Let me tell you, Bud does not only can talk the talk but he can walk the walk. I was totally amazed that Bud got on our crane that he has never touched and was able to totally control the movements like he had been on it for years. I would bet if you looked up crane operator in the dictionary you would see Bud’s picture.”

Martin Lewis
Lewis Signs, Indianapolis, IN

“For over a decade, Ameron Hawaii personnel have been trained by Bud Wilson of The Crane School. The Crane School’s curriculum and information are excellent, and Bud Wilson is the best instructor we’ve ever encountered. Many of our employees have problems taking written tests, but Bud consistently gets the information across so they can pass the NCCCO exams, regardless of their education level or native language. We tried other training programs and trainers before going to The Crane School and will never switch. We found the best, and most cost-effective solution to our training needs.”

Linda Goldstein
Ameron International, Honolulu, HI