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Chicago 309 – Apprentice Crane Operator


Chicago  309  Apprentice Crane Operator

As of June 1, 2022, all new applications and renewals for apprentice crane operator licenses must be submitted through the City of Chicago’s Inspections, Permits, and Licensing web portal.

An overview of the apprentice crane operator license is available on the City of Chicago Department of Buildings web site.

New Applicants

To apply, please create an online account and apply for a license.

Note: when creating an online account, make sure the name and address you use matches the information on your government-issued photo ID.

All fees must be paid through the web portal.

Renewing An Existing License

If you have an existing license, please create an online account and claim your license.

To access your renewal information, please enter: BCRA    plus the numeric portion only of your current license

All renewals must be submitted and paid for through the web portal. Renewals will not be accepted by mail or over the phone.

Exam Information

No examination is required for an apprentice license.

Exam Contact:

Name:  Olivia Porras
 Email Us
Phone:  (800) 359-1313
Ext:  103


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