NCCCO certification is valid for five years. Recertification candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification's expiration date. This includes:
- Passing the Recertification Written Examination
- Compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy
- Compliance with the Code of Ethics
There is no grace period after their certification’s expiration date. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examinations to be certified again.
The Certified Rigger Level I Recertification Written Examination consists of 30 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 30 minutes.
The Certified Rigger Level II Recertification Written Examination consists of 30 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 60 minutes.
NOTE: Rigger Level II certificants must only take and pass the Rigger Level II recertification written exam to maintain both Rigger Level I and Rigger Level II certifications.
There is no requirement for a Practical Examination for recertification.
Certified candidates may take their Recertification Written Examination(s) up to one year prior to their certification’s date of expiration. Regardless of the date of the recertification examination within that one-year period, the new five–year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification.
[Note: Candidates who recertify more than 12 months prior to their expiration date will have their new certification period begin immediately, not from the end of their current certification period.]
Recertification exams will be available at regularly scheduled test administrations. Candidates wishing to recertify should contact the Test Site Coordinator who set up their initial certification. Candidates whose employment circumstances have changed should ask their new employer to schedule a test administration or visit the NCCCO website at (www.nccco.org) for a listing of upcoming test administrations.
Recertification exams are available at regularly scheduled test administrations or via computer-based testing (CBT). Candidates wishing to recertify should contact the Test Site Coordinator who set up their initial certification. Candidates whose employment circumstances have changed may ask their new employer to schedule a test administration.