FAQs About Continuing Ed

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Yes, the Department of Public Safety now offers online license renewals for the hoisting license. To access this service please click on the Online Licensing Processing web link below to process your renewal: https://elicense.chs.state.ma.us/egov/web/Login.aspx
Any licensee that wishes to remove a restriction from their hoisting license must submit a written request to the Department. The request must be signed and dated by the license holder, acknowledging that they wish to have the restriction removed from their hoisting license, and include the hoisting license number.

You may email the scanned written request to DPSinfo@state.ma.us or fax it to 617-727-5732, ATTN: DPS Engineering Division.

You may also mail the written request to the address below:

Department of Public Safety
One Ashburton Place, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02180
ATTN: DPS Engineering Division

NOTE: A restriction removed from the hoisting license may only be re-instated by examination.

A certificate of completion is a uniform certificate issued by a training facility to all of those who successfully complete a continuing education program.

Yes. The purpose of the continuing education requirement is to refresh the licensee of the proper and safe operations of the machinery in use. Each class restriction makes reference to a different type of hoisting machinery and would require that the licensee attain continuing education for that machinery.

With the changes to 520 CMR 6.00 effective November 18, 2016, the holder of a hoisting machinery license with multiple classes shall complete only two (2) classroom hours of regulatory and industry standard training total, as well as any equipment-specific training applicable for each restriction on his or her license

Continuing education will be required every time your hoisting machinery license is to be renewed.
The continuing education hours are based on the number of restrictions you carry on your hoisting license. The license holder must complete continuing education for each restriction that he or she holds, consisting of two (2) hours of regulatory and industry standard training and two (2) hours of equipment-specific training.

However, the following restrictions only require two (2) hours of continuing education, consisting of two (1) hour of regulatory and industry standard training and two (1) hour of equipment specific training:

  • 1D
  • 4B
  • 4C
  • 4D
  • 4E
  • 4F
  • 4G

With the changes to 520 CMR 6.00 effective November 18, 2016, the holder of a hoisting machinery license with multiple classes shall complete only two (2) classroom hours of regulatory and industry standard training, as well as any equipment-specific training applicable for each restriction on his or her license.