Level II

Professional Operator Training

This program is intended to improve the operating and application efficiency (productivity) of individuals that have existing operating experience on a machine family. It provides a review of safety and operational fundamentals, an evaluation or critique of individual operating skills, recommendations to improve skills and operation time under supervision of instructors. Individuals complete this training with the knowledge and documentation (Certificate of Completion) of their skill levels as measured against task competency standards.

Applicants are expected to have at least three years operating experience on similar machines prior to registration.

Level II Professional Operator Training is the second of three levels in the Cat® Equipment Training Solutions Program and 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 / Multi Terrain / Compact Track Loaders

Program Duration
Typical classes are 2 days and include classroom and in-the-iron activities. Complex machines and applications can take additional time.

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 & Learning Center. Please check for availability.  

At a customer job site: $1200 US per day. Also includes one instructor travel day at $1200 US plus expenses billed at cost. Training for some mining products will be billed at $1650 per day and may require up to 5 days to complete. International travel may require an additional travel day.

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.

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6 Enrollees

Call 1-800-962-6628 or e-mail Equipment Training Solutions for additional information. 

All enrollments must be received no less than 30 days prior to start of class. 

“No shows” upon start of class will be billed at 100%.


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