Do I need a drivers license to operate a crane?
You do not need a driver's license. If you have a DUI, that does not matter either in terms of taking the class and testing to get certified. Your employer might have a different perspective on it, but for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operator exams, it doesn't matter. As for needing a driver's license to operate a crane -- if you were to drive an all terrain crane or boom truck down the road, that is something the department of motor vehicles would govern for the same reasons a driver's license is required to drive on the interstate. But on a job site if you're driving a rough terrain crane or a crawler crane on dirt then no, you do not need a driver's license.