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  • Investigation and Verification
    NCCCO provides employers with key tools to preserve the integrity of the CCO certification process including an online tool to verify CCO cardholders' current certification status.
  • Signalperson, Rigger Level I, Rigger Level II, & Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Aston, PA:
       • Signalperson to be held March 20, 2018
       • Rigger Level I to be held March 21–22, 2018
       • Rigger Level II to be held March 23–24, 2018
       • Rigger Refresher to be held March 19, 2018
       • Signalperson Refresher to be held March 20, 2018
  • Signalperson, Rigger Level I & Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Pittsfield, ME:
       • Signalperson to be held March 6, 2018
       • Rigger Level I to be held March 7–8, 2018
       • Rigger Refresher to be held March 5, 2018
       • Signalperson Refresher to be held March 6, 2018
  • It’s Not Worth the Wait
    The latest delay in OSHA's crane rule is no excuse to postpone certification. Here are five reasons why waiting for the rule to take effect is not a good idea.
  • NCCCO Elects New Commissioners
    NCCCO elected two new Commissioners and re-elected three others to its Commission at its 43rd Biannual Meeting in Bellingham, WA in October.
  • NCCCO Participates in World Standards Week
    NCCCO CEO Graham Brent addressed delegates at two conferences in October in conjunction with World Standards Week 2017. Held two weeks apart in Washington DC and in Singapore, the conferences were designed to highlight the manner in which properly developed standards could reduce risk in the workplace while at the same time promoting innovation.
  • Liebherr Continues Calculator Sponsorship
    For the second year running, Liebherr USA has agreed to sponsor the calculators used on CCO certification exams.
  • Credential Engine Promotes Credential Transparency
    A new nationwide initiative, Credential Engine, unveiled tools and services recently that it is hoped will pave the way to a new level of transparency for educators, employers, students, and workers looking to navigate the postsecondary credentialing system.
  • OSHA Excludes Monorail Hoists
    OSHA has issued special guidance regarding monorail hoists and the applicability of the crane standards found in 1926 Subpart CC.
  • New York City Recognizes CCO Lift Director Certification
    New York City is in the process of enacting new qualification requirements for lift directors during lifting operations and other crane-related activities. Lift directors must be either certified by an accredited certification program, such as NCCCO’s Lift Director certification, or meet other specific experience or licensure requirements.
  • VA Re-Approves CCO Certification
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has again approved NCCCO’s certification exams as eligible for reimbursement through the VA for those who qualify. All 37 CCO exam options have been approved.
  • OSHA Extends Operator Certification Deadline to 2018
    Reaffirms plans to remove capacity from requirement
    On November 9 OSHA published a Final Rule delaying its deadline for crane operators to be certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period. The Rule takes effect immediately.
  • Talking About the Certification Delay
    Since November 2017 was supposed to be the month the industry celebrated the milestone of mandatory crane operator certification, American Cranes & Transport checked in with NCCCO CEO Graham Brent to parse the delay and get his take on the future of the rule, if it will happen in 2018, and other issues pertinent to crane operator certification.
  • CCO TLL Certification Now Offers Boom Truck Option
    NCCCO has added a third load chart option, a boom truck, to its CCO Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab (TLL) Mobile Crane Operator Specialty Exams. The new load chart is based on a 50-ton National swing-cab boom truck.
  • NCCCO and ADSC to Develop Foundation Drill Rig Operator Certification
    NCCCO and ADSC – The International Association of Foundation Drilling have announced plans to jointly develop a certification program for operators of foundation drill rigs.
  • Certification for Dedicated Pile Driver Operators Introduced
    NCCCO and the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) have jointly announced the introduction of a certification program for operators of dedicated pile driving equipment.
  • 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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