Level III - Professional Operator Certification

Professional Operator Certification

This curriculum is intended to evaluate the operating and application efficiency (productivity) of individuals that have existing operating experience on a machine family as measured against our task competency standards. Students will be tested on their proficiencies during certification process.  Scoring includes safety walk-around inspections, start-up and shutdown field operations, and overall performance.

* This is not intended for inexperienced operators. At least five years operating applicable heavy equipment is required. Those wanting to attempt certification must successfully complete Level II courses prior.

Level III 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

Successful completion of the course, each graduate will receive:

  • Graduation verification number assigned and entered in to the Caterpillar data registry
  • Cat belt buckle bearing the graduate's name and number
  • Attendees who do NOT meet the expected standards will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Program Duration 2 days to include testing and in-the-iron Less
Program Cost At a Caterpillar facility: $1700 US per student per machine family. Includes instructor/machines/lunch/classroom materials. Does NOT include transportation and hotel accommodations. Less
  At a Customer job site: $1700 US per student, per machine family. Also must include one instructor travel day at $1200 US plus expenses billed at cost. Less
Cancellation Fee Up to fifteen calendar days prior to start of certification, 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 demonstrating
An instructor teaching a class for certification