July 2006 - The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) now offers revised crane choices for its written specialty exams for its mobile crane program.
Replacing the American 5300 on the lattice boom crawler crane exam is the American HC80, while the Broderson RT300 2BO replaces the Grove RT59S on the small telescopic (fixed cab) crane exam. The exams on the new load charts were available as of September 1, 2006. Candidates will have a choice of the newer exams or older exams until the end of this year. As of January 2007 only the newer exams will be available.
From that date, the complete list of options available to candidates taking CCO written exams will be: the Manitex 1768 and Broderson RT300 2BO in the small telescopic (fixed cab) crane (TSS) category; the Link Belt RTC 8050 and Grove TMS 750B in the large telescopic(swing cab) crane (TLL) category; the Manitowoc 777T and Link Belt HC238H in the lattice boom truck crane (LBT) category; and the Manitowoc 888 and American HC80 in the lattice boom crawler cranes (LBC) category.
Also, for the first time, CCO recertification exams offer a choice of cranes in each category. The new options available to recertifying candidates will reflect the changes made on the main exams used for initial certification.
Candidate application forms for the written exams have been updated and can be accessed by clicking here.