PRACTICAL EXAMINATION PROCESS
The CCO Overhead Crane practical exam can be taken on any of the following types of crane:
- Cab Operated
- Pendant/Remote Control
The practical examination is
comprised of fourmain tasks that increase progressively
skill level tested. Skills tested are: trolley travel, hoisting, bridge travel and combination (multifunction) operations. Crane
operation with load and without load is required.
CCO provides a test site layout
for each type of Overhead Crane for the practical
ensure the examination remains standardized for
all candidates wherever and whenever they may
SCHEDULING A TEST
A candidate for the practical examination should
contact the Test Site Coordinator who organized
the written examination to determine the date
of the next scheduled practical exam. Alternatively,
the candidate may contact CCO for this information.
You must bring your completed Practical Exam
Candidate Application form with you to your scheduled
examination, along with any required supporting
Candidates must report to the test site at the
scheduled time. Candidates are required to bring
personal protective equipment to wear during
the test, including as a minimum: hard hat, work
boots, and suitable work clothing.
Candidate performance on the Practical Examination
is recorded by Practical Examiners accredited
Examiner requirements include meeting
CCO requirements for certification, passing the
written and practical exams and successfully
completing an accreditation workshop.
The testing procedure
has been developed to provide the highest degree
and reliability. The Examiner’s task is
primarily to record the performance of the candidate.
A candidate may lose points
either through operational errors or exceeding
established optimum time limits.
The scoring of candidates’ performance
is done off-site at the facilities of International
PRACTICAL SCORE REPORTING
All candidates receive a score report of their
performance. Examination results are mailed to
candidates approximately twelve (12) business
days after the receipt of practical examination
score sheets by International Assessment Institute.
Please note that while
Practical Examiners are encouraged to expedite
score sheets after each
test administration, they may “batch” score
sheets from several test administrations over
a number of days. This may mean candidates receive
their score reports from IAI more than three
weeks after their test administration.
Both the practical examination
and the scoring system have been validated
by CCO’s pilot
testing program and verified by International
Assessment Institute. The score of 74 represents
the “minimum passing” score for the Overhead Crane practical examination.
PRACTICAL CANDIDATE FEES
The appropriate fee must be submitted with your application through your test site coordinator. The same fee applies for retest candidates. .
- Practical Examination Candidate Fee $60
- Candidates who have previously registered or are registering for the Mobile Crane Examinations at the same time $50
PRACTICAL HAND SCORE REQUESTS
Candidates not passing the practical examination
may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of the answer sheet, provided the request in made in writing within three months of the test date and the request is accompanied by a processing fee of $25 for each hand score requested. Request should be mailed to:
International Assessment Institute
600 Cleveland Dt., Suite 900
Clear Water, FL 33755
Phone: (727) 449-8525 - Fax: (727) 461-2746
In the event that the hand scoring of a failing candidates answer sheet results in a passing score the fee will be refunded in full.