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  • Another Year, Another Delay
    OSHA’s announcement last month that it was seeking a further one-year extension of the enforcement of its crane operator certification requirement may have surprised some and disappointed many, but the silver lining to this latest delay is that it provides an additional breathing space to allow the Agency to fix language in the rule that the industry has complained about for so long.
  • Notice of Temporary Suspension of CBT Scheduling and Testing
    NCCCO’s service provider for computer-based testing, PSI, is moving the CCO certification exams to a new delivery platform. The new platform will provide multiple benefits including additional site availability and online scheduling. However, during the transition process both scheduling and testing of CBT exams will be temporarily affected.
  • OSHA Proposes Further Delay to Crane Rule
    OSHA’s proposal for a further one-year extension (to November 2018) of its crane operator certification requirement presented to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) on Tuesday, June 20, was supported unanimously by ACCSH. OSHA is now expected to issue a proposed rule followed by a final rule sometime this summer which will formally extend the enforcement date for operator certification by one year to November 2018. The Federal Register notice can be found here. Read NCCCO’s submission to ACCSH here.
  • Rigger Level II & Rigger Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Westminster, CO:
       • Rigger Level II to be held September 7–8, 2017
       • Rigger Refresher to be held September 6, 2017
  • Signalperson, Rigger Level I & Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled—Deadline Extended to 8/18
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Gonzales, LA:
       • Signalperson to be held August 29, 2017
       • Rigger Level I to be held August 30–31, 2017
       • Rigger Refresher to be held August 28, 2017
       • Signalperson Refresher to be held August 29, 2017
  • Join NCCCO at ICUEE 2017—The Demo Expo!
    NCCCO will once again be hosting a range of activities at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, which this year takes place October 3–5 in Louisville, KY.
  • NCCCO Elects Commissioners
    NCCCO elected two new Commissioners and re-elected two others to its Commission at its 42nd Biannual Meeting in Honolulu, HI, in May.
  • Crane Operators Speak Out on the Value of Certification
    If the crane operators who visited CONEXPO earlier this year are representative of the crane community as a whole, certification is all but universally considered not just a good thing to have, it’s essential to safe operations on construction sites around the country. Of the more than 100 responses received to a survey conducted among crane operators by NCCCO at the event, fully 94 percent stated that certification was “very important” for cranes to be operated safely.
  • 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 Conducts OSHA Certification Webinar
    Crane Operator Certification was back in the spotlight on July 19 when SC&RA hosted a webinar entitled OSHA Update: Employer Qualification and Crane Operator Certification: Are You Ready?
  • Crane Experts Educate at CONEXPO
    By all accounts the Crane and Rigging education track at the recent CONEXPO exhibition and conference was a rousing success. More than 450 participants attended 11 seminars over the course of four days to hear from crane industry experts about a host of topics essential to safe crane operation.
  • New Candidate Processing System Comes Online
    NCCCO brought a new candidate processing system online earlier this year. The need was urgent because, while the existing system had worked well in the past, it had struggled in recent years to keep up with NCCCO’s rapid growth. More importantly, the software it relied on was no longer supported by the manufacturer and so its days were clearly numbered.
  • Australian Review Group Meets
    NCCCO took advantage of the recent CONEXPO to convene an in-person meeting of its Australian Crane Operator Assessment Review Group. The Group has been working with the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) for several months reviewing proposals being laid by CICA on behalf of the Australian crane industry.
  • Second Industry Forum Draws Hawaii Crane Community; Hawaii Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board Hosts NCCCO Commission
    Crane operators, contractors, and others whose working lives bring them into contact with lifting equipment beat a path to the NCCCO Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications last month in Honolulu. The Forum followed a week-long series of CCO exam management committee meetings capped by an all-day meeting of the NCCCO Commission.
  • Understanding OSHA: Construction May Be More Common Than You Think!
    Some activities that may seem at first to be “maintenance” are frequently considered by OSHA to be “construction.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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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