How to get a license for heavy equipment

The career outlooks for operators of heavy equipment are good. The infrastructure of transportation and health systems in most cities and states is aging, so that rehabilitation is an ongoing activity. As the baby boomers (people born during the baby boom explosion or birth), working in this field have reached retirement age, there are more vacancies than employees trained. This course is open to men and women who receive the necessary training and obtained the license to operate advanced construction, basic equipment such as bobcats and bulldozers and diesel loaders.


  1. Use the links to find data on wages in various construction jobs and job categories
  2. Check the entry requirements of the race for jobs in construction equipment. Decide what career best fits your needs. This can vary from a few hours of basic management team to many hours.
  3. Get construction training under the supervision of a team leader specialized in construction.
  4. The race begins through a formal union or apprenticeship programs sponsored by the employer. The average apprenticeship program lasts at least three years, but students are paid as they learn.
  5. Get advanced training of operators through technical schools that offer certification programs of technical construction. Check private schools courses or courses offered by major engineering and construction companies (see Resources below).
  6. Complete the required training in the classroom and in the field for commercial driving license class “A” status. Practice all you can before taking the skills test to obtain a license for heavy equipment operator. You must take the team skills test, which is similar to that used in construction, not a personal vehicle engine.