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


Articulating Crane Operator


CCO certification is valid for five years. Recertification candidates must complete all recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date.  

The Articulating Crane Operator Written Examinations required for recertification are identical to the written exams required for initial certification.The information below is specific to the Articulation Crane Operator certification program.

Articulating Crane Recertification Exam Options

If you are seeking recertification for:
Take the corresponding written exam:
Articulating Boom Cranes (ABC)
Articulating Boom Crane
Articulating Boom Cranes w/Winch
Articulating Boom Crane w/Winch  
Articulating Boom Loaders (ABL)
Articulating Boom Loader
Articulating Boom Cranes and
Boom Loaders (ABC & ABL)
Articulating Boom Crane
Articulating Boom Cranes, Articulating Boom Cranes w/Winch, and Articulating Boom Loaders (ABC, ABL, & ABW)
 Articulating Boom Crane w/Winch

Candidates who can attest to at least 1,000 hours crane-related experience during their period of certification do not need to take the practical exam to recertify. Crane-related experience is defined as: operating, maintaining, inspecting, or training on cranes. Candidates who do need to take the practical exam for any reason, however, must do so before their certification expires. There is no grace period after their certification’s expiration date.

Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take both the written and practical examinations to be certified again.

Get complete instructions on How to Recertify.