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NCCCO to Offer CCO Exams, Examiner Wokshops at CONEXPO

Also participating in the Lift Safety Zone with IPAF and CCAA to raise awareness of safety issues

January 2011 - New candidates and existing certificants alike will be given an opportunity to take a wide variety of CCO written, practical and recertification exams at CONEXPO to be held in March in Las Vegas, NV. Additionally, practical examiner workshops for all programs will be conducted onsite for the first time.

NCCCO’s main informational exhibit will be in its usual prime location at booth GL-3000 in the Grand Lobby by the North Hall next to Silver Lot 1 and just across from the Gold Lot where the world’s leading crane manufacturers will be located. NCCCO staff will be on hand throughout the exhibition to answer questions about all CCO certification programs currently available or in development.

“CONEXPO is delighted that NCCCO has elected to schedule its OSHA-recognized and ANSI-accredited crane operator and related certification examinations at the 2011 event,” said Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions and events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the organization that operates CONEXPO. “This will provide an exceptional opportunity for crane operators and those who work around cranes to ensure they are professionally certified to work in compliance with the new OSHA rules that came into effect this past summer.” Tanel also offered her congratulations to NCCCO on its celebration of its 15th anniversary of providing certification exams to the US construction industry.

On the first day of the show, Tuesday March 22, CONEXPO attendees will be able to take any of the CCO written exams in dedicated rooms located close by the NCCCO booth. CCO Signalperson and Rigger Level I practical exams will also be offered on the first two days. To register and get the complete schedule for written exams, Signalperson practical exams, or Rigger Level I practical exams, please contact Shawna Parham.

CCO practical exams will be offered for mobile, tower, and articulating crane operators as well as Rigger Level II candidates on all five days of the show. To register and get the complete schedule for any of these practical exams, please contact Erin Jones.

The once-every-three-years equipment showcase will feature over 2,500 exhibitors and is expected to draw over 140,000 attendees. “CONEXPO provides an excellent opportunity for expo attendees to earn or renew their CCO certifications while attending one of the largest events of its kind in the world,” noted Graham Brent, Executive Director of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

In the days immediately before and after the exposition, NCCCO will hold Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) workshops for CCO certificants seeking to become Practical Examiners for CCO programs. The three-day mobile crane PEAP will be held before the expo on March 16-18. On the last day of the show, March 26, the Signalperson PEAP will be offered, with the Rigger Level I PEAP on March 27-28 and the Rigger Level II PEAP on March 29-30. Please direct any questions about the PEAP workshops, please contact Erin Jones.

NCCCO has published a complete schedule of certification testing and practical examiner workshops.

NCCCO is also participating in the Lift Safety Zone (LSZ) with the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA). Located in Silver Lot 4 (S-19722) and open throughout the exposition, the LSZ is geared toward crane and aerial work platform safety, with particular attention to how ground conditions can affect equipment stability in different locations and weather conditions. The LSZ will also feature dynamic crane demonstrations as well as industry experts who will be on hand to discuss crane safety in general and answer questions.