To: ALL State of West Virginia Certified Crane Operators
(Class A & B)
From: Mitchell E. Woodrum, Commissioner
Re: Chapter 21 Article 3D Crane Operator Certification Act
During the 2021 Legislative Session, major changes were made
HB2008 passed on March 18, 2021, signed by the Governor on
March 27, 2021 and became effective June
16, 2021. The changes are reflected below.
The following sections were repealed:
§21-3D-4 Minimum certification
§21-3D-5 Denial, suspension,
revocation, or reinstatement of certification.
§21-3D-6 Effect of accident
The following sections were amended:
§21-3D-3 Inapplicability of
§21-3D-8 Crane Operator
Certification Fund fees; disposition of funds.
- The WV Crane Operator
Certification Requirement was repealed and will no longer be accepted to meet the OSHA standard;
- On or after June
16, 2021, the WV Division of Labor will no longer accept or process
applications and/or payments. All payments will be returned via mail;
- All WV Crane Operator
Certifications issued in 2021 will expire January 1, 2022; and
- Employers must
ensure ALL crane operators are trained, certified/licensed, and evaluated
according to OSHA Regulation 29 C.F.R. §1926.1427 Subpart CC.
For more information, visit www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks-construction or contact
Safety and Health Administration – United States Department of Labor
Street, Suite 407