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Practical Exam

Site Layout

Using the information NCCCO provides, and the instructions contained in the Practical Examination Test Site Coordinator Handbook, the Test Site Coordinator should prepare the cranes and lay out the test site.

Before the Examiner can begin testing, he/she will need to verify the test site has been laid out correctly. Copy of the Practical Examination Site Reports for each certification program can be found with the other Test Site Coordinator forms. NCCCO encourages Test Site Coordinators to use the Site Reports to check that all items are in order before the Examiner arrives. This will expedite the Examiner’s verification of the test site.


Practical Test Sites that test on a regular basis may become permanent Practical Test Sites. For such sites, the requirement for a site inspection prior to each test may be waived. This option is available only to test sites where there has been no change in test crane, test site/location, and Test Site Coordinator in the last 12 months. If it has been more than 12 months since the last full site inspection was conducted, another full site inspection must be conducted. Use the Permanent Practical Exam Test Site Application to apply for Permanent Test Site status. Probationary test sites may not apply.

Full instructions on setting up a Practical Test Site are contained in the Test Site Coordinator Handbook for each Practical Examination.