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Drill Rig Operator Written Exams Now Available via CBT

DRO CBT IMG_0757-lightened_400xSeptember 24, 2020—NCCCO’s Drill Rig Operator written certification exams have recently been made available via computer-based testing (CBT). The tests are identical in content to the paper-and-pencil versions.

CBT allows for quicker scheduling and instant results. More than 400 CBT locations nationwide are available for candidates eager to earn the CCO-certified Drill Rig Operator credential, which is available for both Foundation Drill Rigs and Anchor/Micropile Drill Rigs.

NCCCO developed the Drill Rig Operator certification program—launched in December 2018—in cooperation with the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). A task force of subject matter experts representing operators, users, owners, manufacturers, trainers, and other stakeholders developed the written and practical examinations that individuals must pass to become certified. Task force members identified the knowledge areas and tasks necessary for safe drill rig operation. Using sound psychometric principles and the very best practices of test development they developed examinations that are fair, valid, reliable, and legally defensible.

Learn more about Drill Rig Operator certification.

Register Here for CBT exams.