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Certification of Crane Operators
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Written Exam - Reference Materials

The following reference materials are used by NCCCO’s Rigger Program Management Committee to verify the accuracy of CCO test questions.

NCCCO Rigger Reference Manual (rev 06/19)

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This manual was created to assist candidates preparing to take the NCCCO rigger certification examinations. The information contained in this manual has been compiled from partial sections of ASME B30 standards (with written permission) and the prevailing OSHA regulations for rigging practices. The Rigger Reference Manual  includes the full NCCCO Rigger Reference Booklet (below). Partial relevant sections from the following selected standards are also included:

  • ASME B30.5 - 2018: Mobile and Locomotive Cranes (Rigger Level II only)
  • ASME B30.10 - 2014: Hooks
  • ASME B30.20 - 2018: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
  • OSHA 1910.184: Slings
  • OSHA 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC Cranes & Derricks in Construction

NCCCO Rigger Reference Booklet (04/14)

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This booklet includes rigging hardware, sling, load block, and other capacity information that may be used in CCO rigger certification exams.

ASME B30.9 - Slings 

ASME B30.26 - Rigging Hardware  

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
22 Law Drive, Box 2900
Fairfield, NJ 07007
Ph: 800-843-2763
Fax: 201-882-1717

Payments accepted: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, check

IPT’s Crane and Rigging Training Manual

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Order by Mail:
IPT Publishing and Training Ltd.
P.O. Box 9590
Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5X2 Canada
Phone: 780-962-4548
Fax: 780-962-4819

Payments accepted: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, check, money order

Rigging for Ironworkers Reference Manual

This manual can be purchased by calling the Ironworkers National Training Fund at 202-383-4870.

Payment accepted: credit card only

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1910.184—Slings; Part 1926.251—Rigging Equipment for Material Handling; Part 1926 - Subpart CC—Cranes & Derricks in Construction

CFR 1910.184:

CFR 1926

All of the above OSHA standards are included in the NCCCO Rigger Reference Manual.