MA Hoisting License Practice Tests & Study Guides


Our online Exam Prep courses offer everything you need to pass the MA hoisting license test. Our self-paced study guides and Mass hoisting license practice tests are designed to help you study right up until your exam date, so you won't forget any important information.

Optional add-ons include electronic application submission and discounted DOT medical cards.

Our exam prep courses have been utilized by thousands of professionals for years with tremendous success. Scroll down to see all of our course offerings, as well as Course Details & Benefits.


Course Details & Benefits:

For a limited time, receive $21 off all Hoisting Exam Prep courses! Discount automatically applies.

One common misconception is that MA Hoisting Exam Prep courses are approved by the state. This is not true; only continuing education courses require approval. So when you take an exam prep course, you cannot be sure that you are getting a complete curriculum, and believe us, there are a lot of areas to cover.

Our affiliation with Mass Hoisting Training, Inc. proves we offer a thorough and comprehensive curriculum which covers everything you will see on the state exam. You can feel confident our study materials cover everything you need.

When you choose, you choose to prepare with confidence:

  • Training school-of-choice by thousands of construction professionals
  • Leading state exam pass rates
  • Up-to-date study material
  • Highlighted areas of focus
  • Practice quizzes


Our commitment to you is unparalleled. With our No Pass, No Pay policy*, you can study risk free:

  • If you don't pass the state exam after studying with us, we give you continued access - free of charge - to the Exam Prep course.
  • If you don't pass the state exam a second time, we'll refund you the cost associated with your Exam Prep course (excludes state application/exam fees).


*Restrictions may apply. Click link for details.

We don't just enroll you in a prep course and send you on your way ... you have the option to have us manage your state license application process for a small processing fee of $5. We are the only place on the internet offering electronic application submission to the state of MA.

With At Leisure's electronic application submission process, you don't need to feel intimidated by the Mass hoisting license application. Your online profile will clearly lay out all the information you need to provide on our website. And don't worry, if you have any trouble, our friendly customer service reps are waiting by the phone/computer 7 days a week to assist.

Once you've completed your online profile, your documents are reviewed twice: Once by artificial intelligence (AI), and again by a real human being. This prevents any errors in the paperwork which may result in delays in the state processing your application.

If you have two or more individuals who need Hoisting training, register for a free group account to receive a 25% discount on courses and get access to our group management tools, which allow you to improve efficiency, reduce risk, and effortlessly organize your team.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of our group accounts:

  • Effortlessly add employees and courses
  • Track employees' course progress
  • Access employees' certificates of completion
  • Download CSV reports with employee data
  • Flexible billing methods and payment methods to meet your needs
  • Access to our job board to post open positions at no cost to you
  • Dedicated account manager for superior support


View our Group Accounts page for details. For more information, contact Brian at 617-207-4209 or email us.

In order to apply for a Mass hoisting license, you must hold a current DOT medical card. Many physicians charge between $100-130 for this, so we've teamed up with several physicians across the state to offer a more affordable option to our customers.

With At Leisure's discounted DOT medical cards, you can register for a DOT medical exam with our easy online scheduler for just $75. Choose from several convenient locations across the state, each with convenient parking that can accommodate larger trucks.

Our Exam Prep courses feature highlighted areas of focus (based on information the state has concentrated on in past exams) and Mass hoisting license practice tests at the end of each chapter. The state exam is subject to change at anytime, and so we have several systems in place to keep current with the latest exam questions being asked by the state.

Note: We always encourage complete review of our Exam Prep courses (highlighted areas, quizzes, and all other sections) - as the state exam is subject to change at any time.

Our website was built on one foundation: ease of use! Our software is custom built to deliver you the best user experience possible.

Some other providers only grant you 30 days access to your course. When you enroll in an At Leisure Exam Prep course, you automatically are given a 4-month course subscription. However, if you need more time, you can request a free extension with one click of your mouse. You can rest assured that with At Leisure, you can study right up until your Mass hoisting license test.

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, if you end up needing help, our friendly customer service team is standing by 7 days a week. Contact us via phone or email for fast assistance.

Our customer service satisfaction rating is 100% positive, and we are constantly striving to maintain that.



Our MA Hoisting License Equipment Chart illustrates the various equipment types that are covered under each license grade.

To apply for a Mass Hoisting License, you must submit an application to the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety and Inspections (OPSI). Or, we can handle this process for you with our electronic MA hoisting license application submission service.

Once your application is received by the state, they will process your paperwork and schedule you for an upcoming exam. The processing time can vary, but you can typically expect your exam date to be anywhere between 1-3 months after your application was received.

Approximately two weeks before your exam date, you'll receive a notice in the mail with your exam details, including date, location, and what to bring. This notice is sent to the address provided on your application.

You must achieve a score of 70% or better in order to obtain the associated MA hoisting engineer license. Scores are posted online, usually within 48 hours of the exam. If you score below 70%, you must wait 60 days before you can retake the same exam.

At Leisure's user-friendly system makes renewing your license quick and easy. Select our electronic MA hoisting license application submission option when purchasing your course(s) and we'll submit your paperwork to the state on your behalf for a $5 service fee.

If you've applied for a Mass hoisting license and are curious about your application status, there are a few steps you can take to gain some insight on where your application stands:

  • Search for your name on the Office of Public Safety and Inspections License Verification Site. If your name appears with the designation "Pending," it means your application has been received by the OPSI and you should expect to receive information about your upcoming exam date soon. The processing time can range anywhere from 1-3 months.
  • Check with your bank to see if your application check has been cashed by the OPSI. If so, they have received your application and are processing the paperwork.
  • As a last resort, contact the OPSI at 617-727-3200 to inquire about your status. Before calling, please keep in mind that the application process can take anywhere from 1-3 months from initial application to sitting for the exam.

All MA hoisting license applicants are required to have a valid DOT medical card.

At Leisure customers can enjoy discounted DOT medical cards for just $85 at select locations across Massachusetts.

To schedule, click on the "My Perks" tab of your dashboard after registering for your exam prep course(s).


Per M.G.L. c. 146, § 57, individuals receiving a failing score may not retake an examination for a license to operate hoisting machinery within 60 days of the previous examination. 

There are over a dozen grades, or restrictions, of a MA hoisting license. These are categorized into four classes:

  • Class 1: Hoisting
  • Class 2: Excavating
  • Class 3: Tower/Electric & Air
  • Class 4: Specialty


Within each class, there may be multiple license grades:

  • Class 1: Grades 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D
  • Class 2: Grades 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D
  • Class 3: Grade 3A
  • Class 4: Grades 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G


For Classes 1-2, the "A" grades cover the operation of all equipment in that category, while grades "B"-"D" get more restrictive as you go, with the "D" grade covering the least amount of equipment in the category.

Visit our Massachusetts Hoisting License Equipment Chart to see specifically which equipment is covered by each license grade.

You must hold the appropriate license grade(s) for all equipment you will be operating. For example, one individual may hold a 1C, 2A, 4C, and 4D hoisting licenses.

For each Mass. hoisting license grade you'd like to hold, you must pass a state examination. You can add grades to your existing hoisting license at any time by taking the MA hoisting license test for that particular grade.


Yes, you may apply for multiple Mass. hoisting license grades at one time.

It used to be that you would need to submit a separate application and fee for each license grade. Now, you still need to pay the application fee for each grade, but you can submit just one set of paperwork. Simply check the appropriate checkboxes for each license grade you'd like to apply for:

Select all MA hoisting license grades you'd like to apply for

Keep in mind, if you submit an application for multiple license grades, you'll need to take all of those exams on the same day. You'll be provided with a date, time, and location to appear for your hoisting tests, and upon arrival you'll be given a separate exam for each license grade you applied for. If time is on your side and you'd prefer to spread the exams out to allow for dedicated study time, you may want to submit a second application after you take your exam for the first license grade.