Minnesota has adopted the federal rules for cranes and derricks in construction by reference (MN Admin. Rule 5205.0010). The state has adopted its own rules for the certification of crane operators.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Construction Codes and Licensing Division administers and enforces the crane operator certification rules in the state.
An individual may not operate a crane with a lifting capacity of 5 tons or more on a construction site unless the individual has a valid crane operator certificate received from a nationally recognized and accredited certification program.
See the state website at http://www.license.mn.gov/licenses/licensedetail.jsp?URI=tcm:29-2789&CT_URI=tcm:27-117-32 for more information about crane operator certification.