Level I - Competent Owner Training

Competent Operator Training

This curriculum is designed for entry level individuals interested in a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator. This course provides a base foundation for development of skills for safe and proficient operation.  Each Level I course is focused on one machine family.

Level I Operator Certification consists of the following product families:

  • Track-Type Tractors
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Hydraulic Excavators
  • Wheel Tractor-Scrapers
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Articulated Trucks, Off-Highway Trucks
  • Motor Graders
  • Waste Handling-Landfill Compactors
  • Waste Handling-Wheel Loaders in Transfer Stations / Waste Handling-Track-Type Tractors
  • MT Series Off-Highway Trucks
  • Electric Rope Shovels
  • Hydraulic Mining Shovels
  • Skid Steer Loaders/Multi Terrain Loaders

Level I Competent Operator Training is the first of three levels in the Caterpillar Operator Career Development Program.

Program Duration 2 days to include classroom and in-the-iron Less
Program Cost At a Caterpillar facility: $750 US per student per day. Includes instructor/machines/lunch/classroom materials. Does NOT include transportation and hotel accommodations. Some machine families may not be available at a demonstration and learning center.  Please check for availability.  Less
  At a Customer job site: $1200 US per day. Also must include one instructor travel day at $1200 US plus expenses billed at cost. Training for some mining products will be billed at $1,650/day and may require up to 5 days to complete. Less
Cancellation Fee Up to fifteen calendar days prior to start of the class, cancellation fee is 25% of total program cost. Within fifteen days, cancellation fee is 50% of total program cost. Less
Minimum 4 Enrollees Less
Maximum 6 Enrollees Less
Contact Call 1-800-962-6628 or e-mail Equipment Training Solutions for additional information. Less
  All enrollments must be received not less than 30 days prior to start of class. Less
  No shows upon start of class will be billed at 100%. Less
An instructor training owners on a machine