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


Frequently Asked Questions

Written Exam

What do the written exams include?

Exam outlines describing the key knowledge areas you will be tested on are located on each certification program’s Written Exam page and in the Candidate Handbooks.

What options are available to take CCO written exams?

CCO has three options for taking written exams: Online Proctored Testing (OPT)Test Center Testing (TCT), and Event Online Testing (EOT). Decide which option is best for you.

How do I apply for written exams?

Applications are completed and submitted online through the myCCO portal.

What materials do I need to have to take an exam?

Each candidate must have the following:

  • Valid government-issued photo ID (passport, drivers license) with date of birth
  • Admission or scheduling email (suggested)
  • Letter-size whiteboard (suggested)

NOTE: You are not permitted to bring books, manuals, notepads, scratch paper, calculators, beepers, cellular phones, hats, sunglasses, or other materials into the examination room.

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