Introducing NCCCO | Key
Facts | Organizational
Structure | Accreditation | Sponsors
- The National
Commission for the Certification
of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an
independent, not-for-profit organization
incorporated in January 1995 to
establish and administer a nationwide
program for the certification of
- NCCCO has administered over 615,000 written and practical examinations to more than 135,000 operators in all 50 states, ensuring that a significant portion of crane operators throughout the nation are informed, trained, and qualified. Testing Data is available here.
- NCCCO programs meet federal OSHA regulations and American National Standard ASME B30.
- The NCCCO national crane operator certification program is recognized by the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration as meeting OSHA's requirements for crane operator competency. This formal agreement between OSHA and NCCCO provides significant benefits for employers who adopt the CCO-certification program.
- The goals of NCCCO's nationwide certification programs include reduced risk of loss, fewer accidents, more consistent training, and expanded job opportunities for those who work in and around cranes.
- CCO certification is designed to assure both industry and the general public that employees working with cranes are skilled and knowledgeable.
- An NCCCO certification card is issued to those who meet eligibility requirement and pass written and practical exams demonstrating fundamental knowledge of and skill in safe operations.
- NCCCO has the support of a diverse group of crane-using industries, including construction, utilities, energy, steel erection, crane rental, automotive, petrochemicals, and pulp/paper.
- NCCCO activities
center on these three specific areas:
- Validating knowledge
- Developing and
administering examinations to test
that knowledge and proficiency
- Issuing certification to
those who meet the criteria
by the private sector (non-profit)
of labor relations policies
to different types of crane-related activities
- Require recertification every five years
- Require both written and practical tests
by nationally recognized professional
credentialing authorities (ANSI and NCCA)
recognized by Federal OSHA
are administered on demand at sites
across the US. Tests are available in traditional paper-and-pencil format and through Computer-Based Testing (CBT) nationwide.
- In addition
to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, NCCCO also
works closely with other U.S. federal
agencies including the Department of
Defense, the Department of Education,
the Department of Energy, Department of the Navy, the U.S. Corps
of Engineers, and the
Department of Veterans Affairs.
- NCCCO coordinates
its testing services through all
major industry groups, and is formally
recognized by many including:
- American Society of Civil engineers (ASCE)
- American Subcontractors Association
- Articulating Crane Council of North America (ACCNA)
- Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
- Associated General Contractors
of America (AGC)
- Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA)
Carriers & Rigging Association
- Construction Institute
- Crane Certification Association
of America (CCAA)
- International Sign Association
- International Union
of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
- Steel Erectors Association of
- The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
- United Association (UA)