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Paper/Pencil Test Application Process

NCCCO accepts candidate applications for paper/pencil test (PPT) administrations via either an online application form or a traditional paper form. The added convenience of submitting applications online is useful to both test site coordinators and individual candidates. This method speeds up the processing of candidate applications and reduces common errors found in the traditional application process. Alternatively, paper application forms may be completed by hand and submitted by mail or fax.

Online applications may be submitted for paper/pencil test administrations for the following CCO certifications:

  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Articulating Crane Operator

If applying for a different CCO written exam or prefer to complete a paper application, please click here.

For more information:

  • For specific certification requirements for each NCCCO program please refer to the appropriate candidate handbook (available for download here).
  • To locate a scheduled paper/pencil test administration and obtain a Test Administration Number (required to submit an application), click here.
  • For exam pricing, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2020, NCCCO will implement a streamlined fee structure for its examinations. For paper/pencil tests (PPT), the new prices will take effect for all test dates on or after January 1, 2020. Please do not use the online application form to submit applications for test dates in 2020. Instead, submit paper application forms found here. For more information on the Restructuring of Exam Fees, click here.