Rigging Institute Courses

Rigging Training

Beginner to Experienced Rigging courses offered, That can be custom tailored to meet any Clients rigging demands.

Inspection Training

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional we have a course to fit your needs. Our courses will ensure you have the hands on training and understanding of sling and rigging hardware inspection criteria outlined in ASME B30.9,B30.10, B30.20 and B30.26.

NCCCO Prep Training and Practical Examination

Rigging Institute endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.



"I wanted to thank you for everything you did for us last week. You gave an excellent presentation which helped us out a great deal. We really appreciate your time and the fact that you were willing to share with us your experiences and knowledge. Thank you."

Fred J. Dudley WSO-CSE
Project Safety Manager
Lauren Engineers

"I had the training here in Aiken SC a couple of weeks ago…it was very good and very informative…the material was presented in an interesting way…we all came away with everyday useful knowledge that has really enhanced our rigging awareness."

Vickie Benjamin
Facility Coordinator
Transnuclear, Inc.

"Thanks for coming in yesterday and teaching us. I received a lot of positive feedback from the guys and they got a lot out of the training."

Darren Thompson
Yard Manager
Ports America

"As a 45 year member of the Iron workers Union, with most of it dealing with the erection of hi-rise buildings I know firsthand the hazards involved in steel erection activities! Proper rigging techniques and inspection/care are vital to maintaining the integrity of the wire rope and synthetic slings. Your FREE "Did You Know" series training videos cover all aspects of inspection and use of slings. I use them often in my OSHA 30 classes that I teach to my fellow Ironworkers! Keep up the Great work!!!"

Craig Carlson
Fall Protection Consulting, Inc.

"The training was terrific and perfectly timed for OUR group. Everyone agreed that they left with a far greater understanding of rigging than what they walked in with."

Ryan Dolton
National Sales Manager
Campbell Chain & Lifting Products

"On behalf of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, I wanted to thank you and the Rigging Institute for another excellent delivery on our requested OSHA qualified signalperson training. The instruction and training provided were excellent. The instructor (Ron) knew the material and how to deliver it extremely well, and his personal experience adds a great deal to his credibility. In my twenty years of providing and receiving training he is the first to be requested back by my crews."

Thank you again,
Brian Cromie
OH&S Manager
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

"The training was very well received and we are still receiving positive comments. Harley did a fantastic job in getting the message across."

Eric Stalmon
Director of Safety
Marr Companies

"I am extremely impressed with Harley’s knowledge, experience, ability and passion to share it with others. Excellent Class. I feel like I grew from this and left with a level of competence in rigging and crane operation that I was previously lacking. Thanks!"

Mike Blasingame
Vector Systems, Inc

"I really benefited from the workbook examples for calculating tension. The other examples were also very beneficial and Harley’s knowledge of the subject was outstanding. I thought the course was excellent. Even though I have been around rigging for years, I gained a lot of new knowledge from the course. Facility and instruction was first class."

Jeremy Ellis
Lockheed Martin

"We continue to be very pleased with the training provided by Harley! He is doing a great job and our people respond very favorably to him, his training style and obvious expertise. He is a pleasure to work with and we've enjoyed each of his visits."

Jim Wrigley
Holcim (US) Inc.

"Tom, you did a great job - all training was presented professionally and in the same way as if we were on an actual job. Your wealth of knowledge in this field is almost endless and we appreciated your involvement in the training session."

Thorsten Schmittberger
GM Terminal Operations Europe/N.America
Atlantic Container Line

"The Qualified Inspector Level 3 program was one of the most informative training classes that I've had at GM. It was very helpful & our plant will be a safer place to work as a result."

Chris Niedzwiecki
GM - Marion Metal Center

"I would like to take a moment to say thank you. I received my NCCCO card today after successfully completing both the Certified Rigger I and the Signal Person certifications. I could not have done this without the guidance from Harley Gist. His class was well organized, very informative and also entertaining. Once again thank you on a job well done and keep up the good work."

Russell Cook
White Construction
I.U.O.E Local 841

"I attended the Competent Rigger 2 and Qualified Inspector courses and enjoyed the training. Harley Gist is an excellent instructor with a wealth of background knowledge that he is willing to share. Harley does an outstanding job of interpreting the material for students to understand. Your staff was very helpful and courteous in every way. I would recommend the Rigging Institute to peers and subordinates."

Ed Evanko
Sr. Engr. Technical Supt. Spec.
Brunswick Nuclear Plant


Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many states and local counties have initiated stay at home restrictions and other safety precautions to limit the spread of the virus. As a result, Rigging Institute, LLC has suspended all scheduled and future training workshops. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but it was necessary for the health and safety of our customers and employees.