Cost Of Crane Operator Training In Nigeria (2023)

This post is about the cost of crane operator training in Nigeria this 2023. The information contained in this article is very important to people who are into this line of work or those who would love to go into this line of work to help them understand that they will be needing some level of training in order to operate cranes and the amount that this safety training currently costs in the country.

Cost Of Crane Operator Training In Nigeria

In truth, not everyone is suited for the crane operator job but those who do are expected to have some level of expertise and the importance of this category of people cannot be overemphasized especially in factories where many heavy duty lifting are required or in construction sites and the fire service where their expertise are needed. What the crane operator training in Nigeria does is to equip these set of workers with the important safety information on how to operate cranes and the various ways to avoid hazards at work while at it.

When talking about the cost of crane operator training in Nigeria, it is important to understand that different factors determine the price and that the training costs aren’t fixed. A training institute in one part of the country may charge a certain amount while other training institutes in other parts of the country may charge totally different prices.

As we proceed, we will give estimates of how much it costs to become certified as a crane operator in Lagos State, Port Harcourt and the rest of Nigeria in order to help you put together a budget if you are interested in the training course with the ultimate aim of securing a job as a bona-fide crane operator in the country.

Without further ado, let us now focus our attention on the various amounts it will cost you to pay if you want to become a crane operator in Nigeria today. Do kindly read along to get the necessary details.


The following are the current prices of crane operator training in different parts of Nigeria this 2023:


There are many manufacturing and construction companies in Lagos State as well as the Fire Service which deals with the use of cranes in their operation. Lagos State also has seaports that employ the use of cranes and as such, it is not surprising to see many people in this line of work taking training courses in crane operation.

On the average, the current cost of crane operator training in Lagos, Nigeria this 2023 for the beginner class is between the price range of ₦60,000 – ₦100,000, and this is dependent on the training company. The beginner class for crane operator training introduces deals with the basics that everyone should know as they take their first steps in learning how to operate cranes at their various work places.

There is also an Intermediate class which further teaches crane operators further concepts on the dos and don’ts of crane operation. This intermediate training costs between ₦65,000 – ₦110,000. The Expert or professional crane operator training in Lagos State is an advanced form of the training course and deals with safety precautions at work places when operating cranes etc at work. In Lagos State, the entire crane operation training costs is between the price range of ₦120,000 – ₦300,000.


The oil rich City of Port Harcourt, Nigeria which is located in the south-south geopolitical zone is also a city where cranes are used in abundance for different types of work in construction, oil exploration, etc.

As is the case in Lagos State, the crane operator training in Port Harcourt is classified into the beginner, intermediate, and professional/expert levels with each level varying in their prices. The average cost of a complete crane operator training in Port Harcourt, Nigeria ranges between the price range of ₦100,000 – ₦200,000, and this is dependent on the training institute, the duration of the training, and other factors.


In other parts of Nigeria, there are also many training institutes that offer crane operator training and their prices differ due to the difference in location, the particular institute offering the training, the time duration of the training as well as the materials required to conduct the training plus various other factors that may be determined by location and institution.

Presently, the cost of crane operator training in many other parts of Nigeria isn’t too different from what is obtainable in the major cities of Lagos and Port Harcourt. The price ranges between ₦80,000 – ₦200,000. Kindly note however, that these prices are subject to change.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.


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