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.

Where do I send my written exam application for a paper/ pencil exam?

You submit your application either to your Test Site Coordinator or to the address provided on the application; you can also apply online for paper/pencil tests for some CCO programs. Ask your Test Site Coordinator about this while making exam arrangements.

How do I apply for a computer-based test (CBT)?

Applications are completed and submitted online. Get more information about CBT, including Step-by-Step Instructions, CBT Fees, and the CBT Application.

What materials do I need to bring with me to the test site for a paper/pencil exam?

Each candidate must bring the following items to the test site:

  • Valid government-issued photo ID (passport, drivers license) with date of birth
  • The admission letter for the specific test date
  • Two sharpened #2 pencils (to complete the exam answer sheet)
  • A good eraser

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. As of July 2, 2012, calculators are provided for any exams that permit their use.

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