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


CONEXPO—Quite the Show!

April 2014—By any standard, CONEXPO—the five-day construction equipment exposition and conference that descends on Las Vegas every three years, and which wrapped up its 2014 appearance on March 8—was a resounding success. Not only did the number of visitors significantly exceed the organizer (AEM)’s expectations, but most exhibitors confessed to a deep sense of satisfaction at the seriousness with which many of them discussed potential new business.

NCCCO shared in this success in multiple ways, reflecting both the number and variety of activities in which the nationally accredited and OSHA-recognized certification body engaged both before, during and after the show. The following photos capture some of the excitement of “CCO at CONEXPO.” (Visit a more complete photo gallery here.)

And if you didn’t make it there, now might be a good time to block out March 2017 so you don’t get that “left-out” feeling again, wondering (one more time) what you missed!



The variety and success of activities presented by NCCCO at CONEXPO 2014 would not have been possible without the contributions of its sponsors and volunteers.  


NCCCO Practical Examiner Workshops were held both before and after the show. Here, workshop participants receive instruction on test course layout.


NCCCO’s “Visit CONEXPO, Leave CCO-Certified” program, featuring onsite registration and score reporting, was extremely popular with dedicated testing rooms conveniently located to the main exhibit area.




The Lift Safety Zone was a huge success, with NCCCO’s Power Line Safety demonstrations highlighting best practices as well as OSHA requirements, regularly drawing large crowds of attentive onlookers.



A brand new Grove rough terrain crane, the 770, on loan from the manufacturer and H&E Equipment, was the star of the Lift Safety Zone.


Key elements of CCO rigging and mobile crane certifications were featured in regular demos conducted throughout each day.


A press conference provided an excellent forum for detailing the Lift Safety Zone's power line safety theme as well as all of NCCCO's other CONEXPO activities.


NCCCO also sponsored nine crane and rigging seminars as part of a brand new Crane & Rigging track at CONEXPO. Here NCCCO Executive Director, Graham Brent, introduces Hank Dutton, Travelers, who made a highly praised presentation on what it takes to be a Lift Director.


Full information on CCO certification programs was also available at its popular indoor booth at its usual spot in the North Hall Lobby.