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Did you know that if you are operating hoisting machinery solely on company property in Massachusetts, you most likely qualify for a state exemption?

Such exemption would allow you to offer “In-House” training to employees granting them a legal license to operate hoisting machinery on company property. This exemption is known as the “In-Service Training Program” and has been around for years, but hasn’t been popular due to the barriers to entry.

All of this has now changed with At Leisure Contractor Licensing’s online In-Service Training Program - the premier online In-Service Training Program in Massachusetts. Creating and getting approval to offer your own company In-Service Training Program is tedious work, but At Leisure has a simple solution. We offer a program that is pre-approved, so once you decide to use our program, we handle everything.

Course Details & Benefits:

At least one member of your organization must hold a MA hoisting license of equal or greater value than what is being offered to employees. This is considered the company's licensor.

Next, we work with you to get your application and paperwork submitted to the state for approval. This is all completed easily with our online form. Upon approval from the state, you will have instant access to the course(s) and may begin employee training immediately. Employees will need to compete a practical component under the observation of your company’s licensor. Upon completion, your employee(s) will be licensed to operate hoisting machinery on company property. It’s that simple!

We currently offer In-Service Training Program for the following grades of license:

  • 1B - Telescoping booms w/ wire cables, cranes; also encompasses 1C and 1D grades
  • 1C - Telescoping booms w/o wire cables; also encompasses 1D grade (also available in Spanish!)
  • 1D - Forklifts
  • 2A - Excavators, Backhoes, Front-End Loaders (also available in Spanish!)
  • 2B - Backhoes, Front-End Loaders (also available in Spanish!)
  • 3A - Overhead cranes, electric & air powered (non-gas powered) (also available in Spanish!)
  • 4C - Pipeline Side Booms

Pricing is dependent upon the size of your group. Please contact Brian at 617.207.4209 or for pricing information.

The administrative fee covers two years of access to the program and includes the following:

  • submission of all required paperwork to the state
  • printable license downloaded upon completion of the course
  • regularly updated curriculum
  • administrator dashboard to effortlessly manage employees' course progress, certificates, and more

Our curriculum has already been approved by the state, which means faster turn-around time to get your company up and going. Your entire submission is performed electronically through our state-of-the-art system. The simplest program to match our company mission.

Our In-Service Training Program is quicker, easier, and less expensive than getting a full MA Hoisting License.

Unlike a full MA Hoisting License, there are no DOT Medical Card or Continuing Education requirements with the In-Service Training Program. Once an employee completes the training, he/she is licensed for as long as he is employed with the company.

90% of our program is done online, which means you don't have to physically teach the class. Employees can access their courses at any time, and experience our state-of-the-art, custom built Learning Management Software (LMS). To learn more about our LMS, and what it will be like taking our online class, click here.

Easy-to-use dashboard helps you manage your employees’ coursework. Track all of your employees’ course progress, access certificates of completion, and download CSV status reports with the click of a button. Click here for a sample of our easy to use administrator dashboard.

Employees can access their accounts and complete their courses from any Internet-enabled device, any time, any place.

Our website was built on one foundation: ease of use! We didn't integrate a random course player from a 3rd-party. Instead, our software is custom built to offer you the best user experience possible. To catch a glimpse of our course player, and learn about its benefits, click here.

At-Leisure Contractor Licensing is the Premier solution for In-Service Training. With dozens of large, well-known companies utilizing our program, we promise our system to be simple and convenient and even comes with your very own At-Leisure account manager. We’ll set you up, teach you the system, and prepare you for success. Complete automation means your certificates print out complete, with no extra work on your end. The program could not be simpler.

You don't need to be a computer expert to use our platform. Our entire site was built with the comprehension that "ease of use" is rule number one. Still, you may decide you want some help, and we are a quick phone call away. We receive a LOT of positive feedback for our customer support, so rest assured, you're in good hands.


The following companies are eligible to apply for an in-service training program:

A. Public utility companies that operate self-propelled truck mounted cranes, derricks and similar hoisting machinery used for the maintenance and construction of the utility company’s own equipment.

B. Companies operating solely on utility company property if one of the following conditions are met:

  • the company has met the requirements set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) of M.G.L. c. 146 § 53(e);
  • the company’s employees have obtained a company license from an approved in-service training program of the public utility company for which they are performing work; or
  • the company’s employees are working at the direction of the public utility company and performing work associated with service restoration in connection with a weather or other emergency causing damage to property or equipment.

The public utility company shall provide written or electronic notification to the commissioner prior to the commencement of such work.

C. Companies operating solely on company property which operate hoisting machinery specifically limited to industrial lift trucks, fork lifts, overhead cranes and other hoisting machinery specifically authorized by the Department and used exclusively on company property. in-service training programs for companies operating on company property must have at least 1 supervisory employee who holds a valid Massachusetts hoisting license of equal or greater grade on site at all times of operation.

Company property is defined as property which is owned or under the care and control of a tenant company under a lease or rental agreement. No operation shall occur on any public or a private way, excluding company property.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Safety - Hours of Operation: (Mon-Fri / 8:45am-5:00pm):

  • Call (508) 820-1444 to report all hoisting-related accidents.
  • All other Mass DPS calls: (617) 727-3200.