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Certification Resources

These links may be of interest to those seeking certification:

  • State Licensing Requirements: Find out the difference between licensing and certification as well as a list of cities and states that require licensing.
  • NCCCO Handbooks: In the NCCCO Candidate Handbooks you will find information on the certification programs, exam outlines, a list of reference materials, and other valuable information.
  • Test Dates and Locations: Instructions for how to locate upcoming exam administrations listed on the NCCCO website.
  • Training Providers: NCCCO’s Training Provider Directory lists organizations that indicate they offer preparatory training for CCO certification exams.
  • Permanent Practical Exam Sites: This is a list of organizations that have a site set up to administer CCO exams on a regular basis. This list is supplemented by many employers and organizations that have established NCCCO Practical Exam Sites to test on an as-needed basis. You can also contact your Written Test Site Coordinator regarding Practical Exam availability.
  • Holding Written and Practical Exams at Your Site: If your organization would like to get operators certified at your facility, please see the criteria for hosting Written and Practical Exams. You can also download the Test Site Coordinator Handbooks that detail all the requirements for hosting CCO exams.
  • Practical Examiner Program: If you are interested in becoming accredited to administer CCO Practical Exams, you will find the criteria and requirements here.

If you have any questions, please contact NCCCO.