National Commission for the
Certification of Crane Operators
Committed to Quality, Integrity, and Fairness in Testing since 1995

Introducing NCCCO

NCCCO was formed in January 1995 as a non-profit organization with its mission to develop effective performance standards for safe load handling equipment operation to assist all segments of general industry and construction.

By providing thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills, NCCCO aims to enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate training, and give due recognition to the professionals who work in, with, and around load handling equipment.

The establishment of NCCCO was the culmination of almost 10 years’ continuous work by representatives of all industries that use load handling equipment. In essence, CCO programs were developed by industry for industry, and they continue to be supported by it.

This diversity continues to be reflected through NCCCO’s Commissioners and Board of Directors, who represent such groups as contractors, labor unions, rental firms, owners, government, regulatory and standards-setting agencies, steel erectors, manufacturers, equipment distributors, construction firms, training consultants, and insurance companies.

The wealth of load handling equipment knowledge these experts have brought to this effort has been coupled with NCCCO’s psychometric expertise, which plays a crucial role in the development of CCO programs as well as in the administration and further development of CCO written and practical examinations.

This combination of load handling equipment–related experience and exam development knowledge has been supplemented with input from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as well as the ANSI/ASME committees that developed and revise the B30 standard. The result is sound, valid, and effective tests of operators’ and associated trades’ proficiency.

Clearly, everyone—employers, operators, and the general public—has much to gain from ensuring only qualified people operate in and around load handling equipment. You’ll find much more information about the NCCCO program on this website, but if you have any other questions at any time, please contact us.

NCCCO Mission

To develop effective performance standards for those who work in and around load handling equipment; provide fair, valid, and reliable assessments of their knowledge and skill; and act as an industry resource of related information.

NCCCO Vision

A lifting environment in which safety is enhanced by reducing load handling equipment and related risks, improving performance records, and stimulating training.

NCCCO Values

NCCCO’s organizational values are:

  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Respect