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2021 NEPPA Hoisting Training Program 


Offered Quarterly at NEPPA (Littleton, MA)   |    Training Also Available @Your-Site  



Under guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, NEPPA has reopened its Headquarters/Training Center.  In-house and @Your-Site Training is being held and scheduled in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. 



All visitors, staff and trainers must follow the established practices and protocols to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the NEPPA community. 

Click here for NEPPA's COVID-19 Visitor Policy.



For authorization to enter the Training Center, all visitors must complete this Health Screening Form.



NEPPA offers hoisting Continuing Education and Test Prep classes for:


  • Hoisting 1B-1D: hoisting machines, i.e. cranes and bucket trucks
  • Hoisting 2A-2C: digging machines, i.e. excavators and backhoes


Per mandated requirement, all classes are scheduled for 4 hours. These classes are for both, continuing education (to renew the license) and the test prep (to prepare for the test to receive a brand-new license).


ONLY test prep attendees are NOT required to attend the full 4 hours of class.


Students attending classes for continuing education will need to bring their hoisting license for verification and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each class. If the hoisting license is not brought to class for verification, or if the license has been expired for more than a year, the certificate will not be issued. In this case, you will have to take the test again. Those who attend for the test prep will receive information to study for the test.


Class Schedule* 

Hoisting classes are scheduled to be held quarterly at the NEPPA Training Center, however dates are subject to change and may be cancelled if there is lack of interest.


Hoisting Training is also offered @Your-Site.  Please indicate your preference on the registration form.


1B-1D Hoisting Class - (8:00 am - Noon)

March 9, 2021

June 15, 2021

September 7, 2021

December 7, 2021


2A-2C Hoisting Class - (8:00 am - Noon)

March 10, 2021

June 16, 2021

September 8, 2021

December 8, 2021


* To request a 2D Hoisting Class, contact NEPPA at (978) 540-2200.





NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460



Registration Fees 


Registration fees include coffee as well as a Certificate of Completion.  


 Members: $68
Non-Members:  $138



If you are looking to hold Hoisting Training @Your-Site, please be sure to select "1B-1D Hoisting: @Your-Site" or "2A-2C Hoisting: @Your-Site" on the registration form.  

Classes scheduled @Your-Site are subject to the same per person and minimum class size as other 3-hour @Your-Site Training Sessions:

    • NEPPA Members (Utility & Affiliate)
        • $68 perperson, minimum $600 (i.e. 9 participants)
    • Non-Members
      • $138 per person, minimum $1,200 (i.e. 9 participants)



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Peter Crowley, Safety & Technical Trainer

Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor (Construction)

Certified Medic First Aid Trainer for First Aid, CPR, AED

Peter Crowley

Pete Crowley has been an instructor for the Northeast Public Power Association since April of 2015 and travels all throughout New England.

Before joining NEPPA, Pete started as a lineman in May of 1984 with Green Mountain Power. Then he moved over to Burlington Electric in 2002 where he was working as a line foreman.

Pete has an Associate’s degree of applied science in Power Technology and has his Mass. 1B/2A Hoisting License.

Pete currently lives in Winooski, VT and has been married to his wife, Mary Ann, for the past 30 years. They have two children together, Nathan and Natalie. His hobbies are woodworking, beekeeper and rabbit hunting with his beagles.

Pete goes on to say, “teaching has been a big part of my career and NEPPA gives me a chance to continue teaching, which I love to do!”



Dan Flynn, Technical & Safety Trainer

Dan Flynn

Dan Flynn has been a safety trainer with Northeast Public Power Association, since September 2018 after retiring from Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Dept with more than a 40 year career in public power.

Dan started in the electric meter department in the 1970’s and worked his way through the electric line department as a lineman/line foremen and his last position as the electric department superintendent.  Some of Dan’s responsibilities covered construction, maintenance, and safety of the electric line division.  Dan continues to maintain his  1B/2A Mass. hoisting license and a Mass. Class A Driving license.

Dan is a lifelong resident of Wakefield, MA where he lives with his wife Alayne of 39 years they have two adult children. 

He says "It is a privilege  to continue to be involved with the public power industry in New England to give back any knowledge I've acquired over these many years."





Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:


Courtyard by Marriott Littleton - King: $155/night + tax; Queen/Queen: $165/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040 - If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention either NEPPA or Northeast Public Power

Click here to make your reservation online using the Corporate Rate: BZL *** Due to COVID, please call the hotel directly.


Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center - $99/night + tax

242 Adams Place

Boxboro, MA 01719

(978) 263-8701


The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $109/night + tax (with breakfast)

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

Click here to make your reservation online using the Rate Access Code: NEPPA.


SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

Click here to make your reservation online.


Hilton Garden Inn Devens - $129/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL.





Please contact training@neppa.org or call the office at (978) 540-2200.