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  • NCCCO Receives Workforce Development Award from ANSI
    Recognizes “Many contributions” and “Significant impact”
    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has awarded its inaugural Workforce Development and Innovation Award to NCCCO.
  • NCCCO Restructuring Exam Fees
    First price changes in 18 years simplify fee structure.
    Effective January 1, 2020, NCCCO will implement a streamlined fee structure for its certification and recertification exams.
  • New Written Exam Retake Policy Effective October 1, 2019
    NCCCO’s updated Exam Retake Policy will take effect on October 1, 2019. This policy requires any candidate failing an NCCCO written exam to wait a minimum of four weeks before being eligible to retake the same exam again.
  • ANSI Grants NCCCO Continued Accreditation
    After a thorough onsite audit of its certification procedures and psychometric protocols, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has granted NCCCO continued accreditation for its more than 20 crane and crane-related personnel certifications.
  • Join NCCCO at ICUEE 2019—The Demo Expo!
    Once again, NCCCO will be hosting a range of activities at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), which this year takes place October 1–3 in Louisville, KY.
  • In Memoriam: Commissioner Kenny Shinn
    It is with the greatness sadness that we report the passing of serving NCCCO Commissioner, Kenneth J. Shinn, Jr.
  • Make Plans Now to Attend CONEXPO 2020
    If you thought it was too soon to start planning for CONEXPO 2020 – think again! The once-every-three-years international exhibition and seminar, North America’s largest, is only 10 months away and that’s close enough to start checking your calendars to carve out some quality time to make plans to attend the event, to be held in the second week of March next year. With 2,800 exhibitors across 2,500,000 square feet and some 150 education sessions, CONEXPO is a “must attend” for serious construction industry professionals.
  • Recruiting the Next Generation of Operators
    More than 3,800 high school and middle school students across Michigan attended a remarkable demonstration of construction equipment, May 1–2, that showcased the extraordinary opportunities that crane and rigging, as well as related trades, can offer.
  • Two Decades of OSHA Recognition
    Twenty years almost to the day that OSHA and NCCCO signed their historic agreement officially recognizing CCO certification as an objective assessment of the knowledge and skills of crane operators, representatives from the two agencies sat down again in the very same room at the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. that the Agreement had been signed in.
  • Commissioners Assemble for Spring Meeting
    TNT Crane & Rigging was the host for the 46th Biannual Meeting of the NCCCO Commission held March 29 in Houston, TX, with Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) providing much appreciated additional hospitality.
  • Lift and Move USA in High Gear
    Lift and Move USA—the industry-led initiative that NCCCO sponsors along with SC&RA, the SC&R Foundation, and KHL to address the skills gap in the crane and rigging industry—is kicking off the year in high gear. Lift and Move will hold two events in May 2019.
  • Liebherr Sponsors NCCCO Calculators Again
    For the third consecutive year, Liebherr Cranes is generously providing sponsorship of calculators for NCCCO candidates to use on approved written certification exams at paper-pencil test administrations.
  • NCCCO Presents in Africa, India, and Singapore
    International interest in NCCCO certification and NCCCO’s role in effective regulatory change continues to build.
  • Navigating the Evaluation Maze
    You’ve read the Final Rule, OSHA’s FAQs, and the NCCCO Employers Guides. You’ve watched the SC&RA webinar and reviewed the Employer Evaluation Forms. You’ve even taken a stab at scanning the Preamble. But you still have questions.
  • Certification Surges for Knucklebooms
    If NCCCO’s experience is anything to go by, there are going to be a lot more truck drivers carrying a CCO card on the nation’s highways in coming months—at least those equipped with articulating boom cranes (knucklebooms).
  • Brent to Step Down as CEO of NCCCO
    Leaving after 23 years to head up new foundation
    Graham Brent will step down as CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) effective July 1 to take up leadership of the recently formed NCCCO Foundation.
  • NCCCO By the Numbers
    A statistical review of NCCCO activity in 2018.
  • Certifications for Drill Rig Operators Introduced
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the International Association for Foundation Drilling (ADSC) have jointly announced the introduction of a certification program for operators of drill rig equipment.
  • OSHA Crane Operator Certification: Five Things You Need to Know
    Eight years after the rule was originally published, and fully 15 years after the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) finished its revision of the crane rule, OSHA’s requirement for construction crane operators to be certified has come into effect. We look at five key elements of the final rule.
  • NCCCO Publishes Employer Guides to the New Crane Rule
    Following the publication last week of OSHA’s Final Rule on crane operator qualifications, and the triggering, on November 10, of the requirement for crane operators to be certified nationwide, NCCCO has published three Employer Guides, one each on the training, certification, and evaluation requirements covered by the Rule.
  • NCCCO Establishes New Violation Report Hotline
    Violations of a certification body’s policies, including the code of ethics and substance abuse policy, can threaten the trustworthiness of a certification program and erode its integrity. NCCCO has always taken such matters very seriously and in line with its policy of continuing improvement, has announced two major enhancements to its program integrity tools.


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