Are you (or do you know) an experienced heavy equipment operator who never got officially certified, or whose license has expired? CEO: Certification of Experienced Operators is the perfect licensing solution. Experienced heavy equipment operators can receive certification quickly, so they can continue working in the oil, gas, mining, and road construction industry in BC, Alberta, and other provinces — with a proven certificate of experience.
Our industry recognized training allows seasoned operators to receive certification and licensing without attending a full-length heavy equipment training program.
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Whether you’re an employer or a heavy equipment operator, we know your time is valuable. That’s why we designed the CEO: Certification of Experience Operators program to make certification and compliance as seamless and efficient as possible. Many experienced operators are not licensed, or have allowed their license to expire. This leads to higher insurance costs, less safe job sites, and lack of compliance. The CEO program is designed as the solution for operators who don’t need to start back at the beginning of a heavy equipment training course. Our testing is thorough, but easy for an experienced operator to pass… and almost impossible for an inexperienced one to pass.
These days, new, green operators are often being hired before many experienced operators. Why? Because they are commonly safer, easier to train, more efficient, harder workers than the experienced operator who has possibly become complacent with the job and developed some unsafe or bad habits over the years. With your certification AND experience, you can ensure you stand above those new operators, as the best and most valuable operators in the industry. For employers who previously had reasons to pass up on experienced operators, you are now the clear choice.
In an effort to make sure everyone goes home whole, companies across Canada and the provinces themselves have begun the climb to stricter safety standards. Despite the inconvenience, this is a very good thing for safety and transparency in our industry. More and more, many companies are proactively hiring only certified operators to reduce the likelihood of accidents. Companies see many factors that play roles in their accidents: insufficient training, lack of experience, the physical state of the operator, not paying attention, not completing a proper walk-around inspection, and the list goes on. Completing CEO Certification inspects an operator’s skills in a controlled and quantifiable way. Employers can trust in the quality of our systems, and you can trust an employer with a CEO-level commitment to safety.
YES. This certification represents having knowledge and skills equivalent to High Velocity Equipment Training (HVET) graduate or better. Known as “the most successful career college in Canada,” HVET training exceeds safety and efficiency standards across the board; even exceeding Red Seal Standards, with 97% of their grads moving on to jobs of $70,000 a year or more. HVET’s students are highly sought after among industry leaders and are often snapped up before they graduate, often passing up even experienced operators. Graduates from the program know far more than the average operator, because HVET goes beyond teaching students how to operate, turning them into incredibly valuable workers.
In the last decade, HEO training and certification has been growing steadily. This means that employers have a large pool of certified operators to choose from. The people in charge are quickly learning that these certified operators have quality training, and save them time and money in many different ways.
As an operator with experience gained from hard work and trial by fire, here’s two potential situations for you to consider. Let’s say you are trying to get a new job as an equipment operator. Your employer needs to lay off operators, and you are trying to maintain your position. In either situation, your competition is an operator that has freshly graduated from a heavy equipment training school, with a industry-recognized certificate in their hands.
Rather than deeply investigating the two of you side by side, the boss will likely make a decision based on the official facts. The deciding factor could well be that one of you has a certificate, and the other does not. There may be great references and experience to back you up, but a certificate can be more convincing for many job providers who are more focused on keeping insurance rates down and their job site as safe as possible. Once you complete the CEO program, you’ve made yourself the absolute, undeniable best choice. You will be the operator with a great track record and a certificate from HVET, the most recognized school in the province.
Before the CEO program, the only way for you to get a certificate was to take a full length program from a trade school like High Velocity Equipment Training. As an experienced operator, you already have the know-how. There’s no need to sit through 8-15 weeks of classes just to get some extra practice and have someone tell you that you already know what you are doing. Besides taking that time out of your life, you would also have to shell out thousands of dollars to enroll. To a new student who is just starting their operator career, of course, this all completely worth it. For you, not so much. With the CEO you can get certified in a day for $799.00 CAD.
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