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

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NCCCO requires that all personnel who are authorized access to CCO examinations must sign an Affidavit of Non-Disclosure. Copies of these affidavits are kept on file. To avoid conflicts of interest and possible breaches of security, individuals who will take the examination(s) in the future may not serve as either Chief Examiner or proctor in the administration of CCO examinations.

Test Site Coordinator

The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Submitting all requested information to NCCCO in a timely fashion on the Written Test Site Application Request Form and Test Site Coordinator Summary Form
  • Preparing a testing room in accordance with the general directions listed under the “Criteria for Test Sites”
  • Ensuring that no training is provided within one hour of written exam administrations
  • Liaising with the Chief Examiner and NCCCO in all aspects of test site preparation and administration
  • Ensuring candidate applications are complete and submitted in accordance with stated deadlines
  • Remaining on site throughout each test administration (or a designated representative)
  • Signing the Test Site Coordinator Agreement
  • Providing an email address and a cell phone number to NCCCO with the first paperwork submission (this may not be a shared email address)

NCCCO periodically emails Information Bulletins to all Test Site Coordinators containing clarifications and updated policies. To remain in good standing, Test Site Coordinators are required to abide by the information contained therein.

Chief Examiner

NCCCO is solely responsible for the rules and procedures for the administration of the examination. Administration and supervision of the examination site and staff, including the care and custody of examination materials, are the responsibility of the Chief Examiner. One NCCCO Chief Examiner for each test room is required to administer the written exam at each test site.

The primary responsibilities of a Chief Examiner are to:

  • Ensure that the security of the examination and related materials is not compromised
  • Procure adequate staff based upon registration count
  • Train proctors
  • Ensure that candidates have all of the proper materials and are following all directions for completing the forms and answer sheets accurately
  • Ensure that candidates neither give nor receive assistance in answering questions on the examination
  • Secure all examination materials from time of arrival to final shipping
  • Account for examination materials
  • Supervise examination day procedures
  • Conduct examinations
  • Maintain professional standards of testing practices
  • Follow up with necessary reports and shipping of examination materials


Proctors assist the Chief Examiner in the administration of the exam. Proctors are under the direction of the Chief Examiner during the test administration. Proctors may not be candidates waiting to take the written exam. The primary responsibilities of proctors are to:

  • Assist with set up of room before the examination
  • Assist with admittance and identification check of candidates
  • Distribute examination materials
  • Monitor the examination room and observe candidate behavior
  • Collect examination materials and check out candidates
  • Assist with maintaining examination security
  • Adhere to examination time limits
  • Assist with general cleanup at the close of the examination