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  • Lift Safety Zone Takes Center Stage at CONEXPO 2017
    For CONEXPO 2017 NCCCO is reprising its Lift Safety Zone and adding new features to make a visit to its indoor and outdoor exhibits even more compelling.
  • NCCCO to Exhibit at World of Concrete 2017
    NCCCO will be exhibiting at World of Concrete on January 17–20, 2017, in Las Vegas.
  • Bragg Hosts High School Students at 4th Lift & Move USA Careers Event
    More than 700 students and teachers from 10 area high schools attended another successful Lift & Move USA career event on November 2, hosted by Bragg Companies at its head office in Long Beach, California.
  • Liebherr USA, Co. Sponsors Calculators for Use on CCO Exams
    Liebherr Mobile and Crawler Cranes, a division of Liebherr USA, Co., has agreed to sponsor calculators for CCO testing through 2017.
  • Pennsylvania Clarifies That Practical Exams Must be Taken on “ASME B30.5 Cranes”
    The Pennsylvania State Board of Crane Operators (the “Board”) has announced that certificants applying for a license in Pennsylvania to operate telescopic boom mobile cranes with fixed or rotating controls must take them on “an ASME B30.5 crane.” The ruling applies to applicants taking their practical exams on or after January 1, 2017.
  • NCCCO Clarifies Physical Requirements
    NCCCO has discontinued use of its Physical Examination Form and Physician’s Instructions. ASME medical requirements continue to govern and each certificant must satisfy the ASME standard.
  • Washington State Gets Regularly Scheduled Exams
    To assist crane certifiers in Washington State in maintaining their credentials, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has established two standing test sites that will provide certificants and new candidates alike with regular opportunities to test.
  • NCCCO Hits Practical Examiner, Workshop Milestones
    NCCCO reached two significant milestones recently when it accredited its 2,000th Practical Examiner and held its 400th Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) workshop.
  • Society of American Military Engineers and NCCCO Join Forces
    SAME and NCCCO have joined forces to make CCO certification programs available to returning GIs.
  • Sample Lift Plans and Questions for Lift Director Program Released
    To assist candidates preparing the CCO Lift Director specialty written exams, NCCCO has published sets of lift plans for each of the different scenarios candidates will encounter on the tests.
  • National Swing-Cab Boom Truck Load Chart Added as Specialty Exam Option
    As part of its goal of continuously improving its certification programs, NCCCO is adding a new load chart option for the CCO Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab (TLL) Mobile Crane Operator Specialty Exams. The new National Swing Cab Boom Truck exam will be available in early 2017.
  • Lift Safety Zone to Take Center Stage at CONEXPO 2017
    CONEXPO is just months away and NCCCO is once again planning a major presence at the international construction exposition and conference. Scheduled for March 7-11, 2017, and located, as usual, in Las Vegas, Nevada, CONEXPO 2017 promises to be a major event with expanded exhibit areas and a packed seminar program.
  • NCCCO Administers One Millionth CCO Exam
    A remarkable milestone was reached in April with the administration of the 1,000,000th CCO certification examination by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
  • CCO Recertificants Step Up in Record Numbers
    NCCCO reports it is experiencing a rate of recertification far in excess of expectations. An increasing number of recertificants are opting to take their written exams through the computer-based process (CBT).
  • Auditing Program Remains Central to NCCCO Test Integrity
    NCCCO reports that it conducted some 300 audits of its practical exam sites and practical examiners last year, underlining the critical role they continue to play in NCCCO’s test integrity program.
  • Industry Professionals Applauded for Contributions to Crane Safety
    NCCCO's "Difference Makers" Take a Bow
    Crane industry experts from across the country were recognized for their contributions to crane safety last month at the NCCCO 20th Anniversary Recognition Gala hosted by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
  • Industry Forum Focuses on Personnel Qualifications
    Operators, Lift Directors, Inspectors all need to be Qualified, Experts Say
    The first NCCCO Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications was an unqualified success according to those who attended the event in October. The Forum was the first of its kind in the industry to focus entirely on the qualification of personnel working in construction.
  • National Wireless Safety Alliance Introduces CCO Rigger and Signalperson Certification Programs
    The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced today the official introduction to the wireless industry of CCO Rigger and Signalperson Certification programs. The programs have the distinction of becoming the first two assessment and certification offerings available to the wireless industry’s workforce through the NWSA.
  • Pile Driving Rig Operator Certification Taking Shape
    The 18 members of NCCCO’s Pile Driver Task Force have made significant progress working out the details of a new CCO certification for operators of dedicated pile driving rigs.
  • Lift Director Qualifications Outlined in Webinar
    NCCCO hosted a free webinar August 26 to educate the industry on the specific requirements for Lift Directors. The value of certification in establishing qualification—and the necessary steps that lead to it—was also discussed. View a recording of the webinar.
  • OSHA Removes Capacity From Operator Certification
    After four years of protests by crane users and manufacturers about OSHA’s requirement that crane operators should be certified according to the capacity of the crane, the federal agency has removed it.
  • NCCCO Marks 20 Years of Providing Crane Operator Certification Services to Industry
    Two Decades On, Crane-Related Death and Serious Injury Significantly Reduced
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) today announced the 20th anniversary of its professionally developed and nationally accredited personnel certification programs.
  • What Does It Mean to be CCO-certified?
    A certified crane operator is not necessarily CCO-certified. Only NCCCO can provide the widely adopted and recognized CCO certification. While there are other companies that seek to certify crane operators, only one organization—the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)—provides CCO certification. For nearly twenty years, successful completion of the CCO certification requirements has informed the world that a crane operator is certified to NCCCO's high standards. Both "NCCCO" and "CCO" are federally registered trademarks owned by NCCCO and used in connection with education testing and certification. Learn more about CCO certification.

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