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




Moving Exclusively to Online Submission for Paper/Pencil Exam Applications

December 16, 2020—As NCCCO continues to migrate to electronic communications, we are pleased to announce that for all CCO paper/pencil written exams administered on or after February 1, 2021, candidate applications must be submitted online using the NCCCO website (

As with candidate applications for computer-based testing, candidates will provide their contact information, identify the exams they are registering for, and provide payment during the application process. Candidates will also need to have identified the test site at which they plan to test and provide those details, just as they do on the current paper application.

The elimination of paper applications is part of NCCCO’s continuous improvement efforts and is expected to result in a more streamlined and efficient process with faster processing, fewer errors, and reduced delays in payment processing.

Questions from candidates should be directed to; Test Site Coordinators should direct questions to