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


WA State Crane Certifier Update

January 2015—NCCCO, working with representatives of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), has established written exam protocols for the reaccreditation of Washington State accredited crane certifiers. Washington State accredited crane certifiers who wish to become reaccredited must take the Washington State General Crane Certifier Exam and the Additional Inspection Criteria and Proof Load Test Exam in the area for which reaccreditation is being pursued. Additionally, reaccreditation candidates must take the NCCCO crane operator recertification examination in the category related to their crane certifier accreditation.

For example, an accredited crane certifier of mobile cranes pursuing reaccreditation would take the following exams: (i) Washington State Crane Certifier Exam, (ii) Washington State Mobile Crane Additional Inspection and Proof Load Testing Exam, and (iii) the NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Core Recertification Exam.

This reaccreditation protocol is a continuation of NCCCO’s relationship with L&I, which began in 2008 when NCCCO was contracted by Washington state to develop and administer the state’s accredited crane certifier written examinations.