What makes NECS stand out from the crowd? We are a very small, customer- and quality-focused business with the Northeast as our primary region of service. We’ve been operating in New England since 2011 with the same owner and the same instructors. We get to know our customers and you deal with the same people when you call.

Our primary instructor, Mark Kenney, is an education specialist who understands how adults learn – especially adults who struggle with test anxiety, reading comprehension issues or learning disabilities. His hands-on, patient yet energetic approach has helped many crane operators, signalpersons and riggers get through their certification or qualification exams who might otherwise have given up in frustration. We actually care whether you pass your exams or not, and that’s why we give NCCER candidates who attend our full prep class a free written exam re-take if they don’t pass on the first try. Mark teaches NCCER and NCCCO certification prep, qualified signal person and basic rigging, and overhead crane safety and rigging; he is also available for private tutoring and coaching.

Our part-time instructor, Frank Donahue, has over 55 years in the crane industry and serves as our CCO practical examiner, lift director qualification instructor, and technical advisor. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the operation.

Our NCCER practical examiner, Bob Wheeler, loves to meet operators and hear their stories; his personable approach helps candidates stay calm during the testing process. Check out our newsletter for our What About Bob? column and see the New England crane industry through his eyes.

When you call or email, you’ll be in the capable hands of either our owner, Anna DeBattiste, or our operations manager, Desiree Balch, who handle all public class registrations and onsite class bookings.

We don’t do anything else but crane-related safety training and certification programs. We are singularly focused and undistracted, and if you call for something we can’t help you with, we’ll do our best to refer you elsewhere.

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“NECS truly cares about the success of those who attend their training.”

– Krista McCullough, Corporate Safety Manager, Methuen Construction

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“Without a doubt I would highly recommend New England Crane School to anyone. They run a very ethical and professional business.”

– Sean Kelly, President of Citefly