Mission Statement

The Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP) is a nonprofit association whose mission is dedicated to improving crane operations and rigging activities in all industries. This is accomplished by providing educational opportunities to its members and the public.

Membership Categories


Members whose majority of work activity is to provide training and educational services.


Members whose majority of work activity is to provide engineering services.

Field Operations

Members whose majority of work activity is to oversee or conduct load handling activities.


Members whose majority of work activity is to provide health, safety and environmental services.

Associate Member

Members whose majority of work activity involves business management, professional services, marketing, sales or manufacturing.

Membership Benefits

Learning Opportunities Each year at the national convention, ACRP members increase their knowledge by visiting and touring manufacturing facilities for crane and rigging products. In addition, the annual meeting Includes technical training sessions to enhance the knowledge base of members. Plus, these sessions provide an opportunity to gain CEU’s.

Industry Forums Through the national convention, association committees, and related industry events, ACRP members can learn about and voice opinions on important issues, including regulatory issues, crane safety, operator certification, rigging practices, inspections, and other trade-related topics.

Professional Recognition Members have an opportunity to gain industry recognition by publishing articles in the ACRP newsletter and in Crane Hot Line magazine, the leading publication for crane and rigging professionals. All members also have the opportunity to participate as working committee members as well as Board of Directors members, as openings occur.

Safety and Training Information Help improve industry recognition of safe work and inspection processes that deal with rigging and lifting activities. Gain new insight of effective training techniques to use. Establish a network with other members involved with various safety and training segments of the industry.

Trainer Exclusives ACRP members benefit from using the Standard of Excellence Training Program registration. Plus, they are able to utilize ACRP developed materials for inspections and various training topics.

Internet Access ACRP members have an opportunity to ask questions through the association’s web site bulletin board. There’s also the latest industry information as well as links to other industry sites.

Membership Rules

Before joining the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP), we ask that you read our purpose section. When joining the ACRP, you commit to helping the lift and equipment industry by continuing the pursuit of professional excellence. Applicants must submit their annual dues with the registration form. You may choose to register online with an accompanying credit card or call ACRP Headquarters to request a registration.