MA Temporary Mini Excavator Permit Online Course - Massachusetts


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This course is for those seeking a MA Temporary Permit to operate a Mini-Excavator ONLY through an approved ARAM Rental Facility. The MA Temporary Permit is a non-renewable permit issued to operate Compact Hoisting Machinery, which is Hoisting Machinery with a manufacturer’s listed gross vehicle weight not exceeding 8,000 lbs. Hoisting Machinery that requires a Class 1, Class 3 ,or Class 4 Hoisting Machinery License, as listed in 520 CMR 6.10, are excluded. Permits have a duration of 14 days, and may ONLY be issued for rented equipment from approved ARAM Rental FacilitiesClick here to find an approved ARAM Rental Facility.

Rules for Temporary Permits:

  • The temporary permit is valid for 14 consecutive days only
  • No person shall be issued more than one (1) temporary permit in a 45-day period
  • Temporary permits may include all three equipment types, as long as they fall within the 14 day period
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle

Process of obtaining a Temporary Permit:

  • Before you begin the course, you must obtain a rental store code from an approved ARAM Rental Facility. If you do not have one, contact your rental facility, or click here to find an approved ARAM Rental Facility.
  • The online course can be taken at any time, and may be completed at your leisure. 
  • Upon completion of the course, you will be prompted to submit your rental store code. Shortly after, you will receive your certificate via email. 
  • Many of the fields on your certificate will be left blank. This is intentional, as the rental facility will complete the certificate on site. 


Price: $25.00