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  • 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.
  • New York City Approves CCO Rigger, Signalperson Certifications
    CCO Certification Meets Building Code Requirements
    The New York City Department of Buildings has announced it has approved CCO Rigger and Signalperson certifications for use in the City.
  • Washington State Extends Contract with NCCCO
    The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) of the State of Washington has extended its contract with NCCCO for the development and maintenance of written exams for the state’s crane certifier program.
  • Second Lift & Move USA Careers Event to Be Held in Houston
    One-day conference in Houston on February 10, 2016, will promote careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries and help employers find the next generation of operators, engineers, riggers, mechanics, and sales staff.
  • World of Concrete Showcases NCCCO; Offers CCO Exams
    World of Concrete (Las Vegas, February 1–5) once again provided an opportunity for NCCCO to showcase its ANSI-accredited certification programs. CCO Practical Exams were also available.
  • 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).
  • NCCCO Answers the Call of Duty at ICUEE
    NCCCO was proud to participate in the ICUEE Benefit Auction, which ultimately raised more than $29,000 to help connect military veterans with quality jobs.
  • 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.
  • Free Webinar: Hosting Your Own CCO Examinations—Part 2, Practical Exams
    On January 13, NCCCO held a free webinar for those who are interested in conducting CCO practical exam at their own sites.
  • Crane and Rigging Safety Highlight of CONEXPO Latin America
    One of the best-attended educational events of the inaugural CONEXPO Latin America (CELA)—held October 21-24, 2015, in Santiago, Chile—was NCCCO’s Crane and Rigging Safety Professional Conference featuring top-level presentations from crane and rigging world leaders.
  • NCCCO ‘Gives Back’ at ICUEE Veterans Benefit Auction
    As NCCCO’s popular Lift Safety Zone took center stage as part of its 20th Anniversary Program at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), held September 29–October 1 in Louisville, KY, NCCCO was also proud to participate in the ICUEE Benefit Auction.
  • 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.
  • NCCCO Launches 4-Star Recertificant Program
    NCCCO has introduced its 4-Star Recertificant Program recognizing crane operators who have recertified four times.
  • 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.
  • NCCCO Acquires Testing Services Operations of International Assessment Institute
    Effective August 1, responsibility for CCO candidate processing, test administration, score reporting and related services, historically provided by IAI, was assumed by a newly formed NCCCO subsidiary, NCCCO Services LLC.
  • 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.
  • ACCSH Reviews OSHA Draft Rule
    The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) met March 31–April 1 in Washington, DC, to review OSHA’s draft proposed regulatory text for crane operator qualification.
  • CCO-Certified Crane Inspectors Play Vital Role in Crane Safety
    NCCCO’s ANSI-accredited CCO Crane Inspector certification is proving to be a valuable tool for those responsible for maintaining the nation’s fleets of cranes.
  • CCO Mobile Crane Operator Written Exams Now Available in Spanish
    In response to numerous industry requests to serve the growing Spanish-speaking construction labor force, NCCCO is making available its CCO Mobile Crane Operator written certification exams in Spanish.
  • House Pressures OSHA to Act on Crane Operator Requirements
    The House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce, the committee that oversees OSHA’s activities, has written to Assistant Secretary David Michaels expressing concern about OSHA’s use of “capacity” in its crane operator certification requirements.
  • 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.
  • Power Line Safety Card Is Handy Reference
    NCCCO is making available Power Line Safety cards to help operators understand and apply federal OSHA’s new guidelines for operating cranes around power lines.
  • 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.

Celebrating 16 years of official recognition by federal OSHA

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