Welcome to Washington Central, your "one-stop shop" for certification news from the state. This page has been developed to provide you with valuable information about the Washington state requirement and provide timely updates to such issues as training and enforcement.
Washington Rigger Qualification Requirements Go into Effect
Federal OSHA may have been content to merely require riggers to be qualified without expanding on the training or evaluation process required to attain qualification—not so an increasing number of jurisdictions that are going “above and beyond” the federal requirement.
NCCCO Releases Test for Washington State Crane Certifiers
Under an agreement with Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) recently compiled and made available accreditation exams for crane certifiers.
Washington State Says Many Cranes Don't Meet New Certification Requirements.
Washington State’s Department of Labor & Industries has reminded businesses that new crane safety standards taking effect Jan. 1 require construction cranes in Washington to be certified. However, of an estimated 7,000 cranes used in construction in the state, only 700 have been certified, including just 20 tower cranes.
Visit the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (Construction Cranes)
Official text of regulation
Washington State Accredited Crane Certifier FAQ
Candidate Handbooks & Forms (Crane Operator, Signalperson and Rigger programs)
Washington State Crane Certifier Candidate Handbook
Washington State Crane Certifier Candidate Application (includes options for registering for NCCCO operator exams also)
Current CCO Written Test Sites
Practical Examiners for Hire
Available CCO Permanent Practical Exam Sites
Firms providing training