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  • NCCCO Safety Conference Scheduled for CONEXPO Latin America
    An international line-up of experts is being assembled by NCCCO for the NCCCO Crane and Rigging Professional Safety Conference to be held in conjunction with the inaugural CONEXPO Latin America (CELA) conference and exhibition, October 21–24, 2015, in Santiago, Chile.
  • NCCCO Launches 4-Star Recertificant Program
    NCCCO has introduced its 4-Star Recertificant Program recognizing crane operators who have recertified four times.
  • Washington State Reviews Certifier Program
    NCCCO continues to assist the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) with the maintenance and ongoing improvement of the Washington State Crane Certifier program.
  • Mobile Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce a Mobile Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop to be held October 27–29, 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT. A one-day refresher will be held on October 26, 2015, for those Practical Examiners needing to re-accredit. Note: the 3-day workshop is now full; spots are still available in the 1-day refresher.
  • Lift Safety Zone Returns to ICUEE
    Taking as its theme the 20th anniversary of providing certification services to industry, NCCCO once again hosted the Lift Safety Zone at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), held this year on September 29 – October 1 in Louisville, KY.
  • 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.
  • NCCCO and National Wireless Safety Alliance Announce Partnership
    NCCCO and the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced that they have entered into a professional partnership for the development and administration of nationally accredited certification programs.
  • 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.
  • First Lift & Move USA a “Huge Success”
    The first Lift & Move USA careers event, held June 16–17 in Chicago, Illinois, has been deemed an overwhelming success by attendees and organizers. More than 140 delegates attended, including around 100 students and veterans.
  • The National Safety Council Selects NCCCO for Congress
    NCCCO has been selected to present a paper at the National Safety Council’s annual Congress later this year detailing the “lessons learned” from two decades of crane operator certification.
  • Manitowoc Cranes Sponsors Calculators for Use on CCO Exams
    In support of NCCCO's policy of providing calculators for certain CCO written exams, Manitowoc Cranes has agreed to provide 10,000 calculators for candidates’ use.
  • 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.
  • ANSI Accredits CCO Lift Director and Service Truck Crane Operator Certifications
    NCCCO has announced it has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its CCO Lift Director and CCO Service Truck Crane Operator programs. This brings to 11 the number of CCO certifications that ANSI has accredited.
  • 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.
  • New NCCCO Practical Exam Candidate Videos Now Available
    NCCCO has released revised editions of its CCO Practical Exam candidate videos for Mobile Crane Operators, Tower Crane Operators, and Overhead Crane Operators.
  • VCO Online Verification an Outstanding Success
    Less than two years after becoming available, more than 4,000 individuals representing over 2,700 organizations have registered to use NCCCO’s “Verify CCO Online” (or “VCO”) system, an average of about 170 new users a month.
  • 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.
  • Bridging the Certification Gap
    Tappan Zee Constructors is requiring CCO certification for operators and riggers.
  • NCCCO Developing Pile Driving Rig Operator Certification
    In partnership with the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), NCCCO is developing a new certification for dedicated pile driving rig operators.
  • NCCCO Joins Coalition Calling on OSHA to Fix Crane Operator Certification Requirements
    Coalition for Crane Operator Safety says lack of effective requirements is jeopardizing jobsite safety, hindering the construction industry and creating compliance issues.
    NCCCO has joined nine other leading construction industry organizations to call on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to correct and reissue long-awaited crane operator certification requirements.
  • 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.

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