Information about obtaining and renewing a Massachusetts contractor’s license.

How to Choose the Right Contractor School

Life is about choices – and so far, you’ve made some pretty good ones. You’ve chosen to work in the construction field, which employs over 110,000 people in Massachusetts. You’ve chosen a good employer where you have received substantial real-world experience. Perhaps you’ve even chosen to complete a vocation-technical program, earn a college degree, and/or…

A Guide to the Massachusetts Hoisting License Courses 1A-1D

Introduction The Engineering Division of the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the licensing applications and exams for more than 47,000 individual operators in the construction and engineering related occupations within the state. 1 Hoisting licensing is conducted in compliance with Section 520 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CRM), Section 6.0, which defines…

Understanding Hoisting 1A: Special Requirements for Cranes, Derricks, Forklifts, and Suspended Personnel Platforms

Continuing through this series of “What You Need to Know When Getting Your Hoisting 1A,” readers will become more aware that the overarching issue for securing a Massachusetts-issued Hoisting License is not simply about how to operate lifting equipment, but how to operate it safely. This is characteristic of all hoisting courses, whether for cranes,…