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Frequently Asked Questions

Testing Accommodations

Are accommodations provided to those who meet ADA disability criteria?

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodation.

Who may apply for testing accommodations?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and associated regulations define a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, or learning. However any program that assesses the proficiency of a crane professional must be aware of what constitutes “proficiency” under prevailing laws and standards. The ANSI/ASME B30 mobile crane requirements for operators state in part that: “Operators shall demonstrate their ability to read, write, comprehend, and exhibit arithmetic skills and load/capacity chart usage, in the language of the crane manufacturer's operation and maintenance instruction manuals [B30.5(a)-1995, 5-3.1.1b(3)].”

How far in advance do I need to submit my accommodation request?

Your completed forms and supporting documentation must be received at least four weeks prior to your testing date.  If all required documentation is not received the processing of your request will be delayed.

Review NCCCO’s full Testing Accommodations Policy and download NCCCO’s Guidelines for Documenting a Request for Testing Accommodations and Application for Testing Accommodations.


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