February 2015—Less than two years after becoming available, more than 4,000 individuals representing over 2,700 organizations have registered to use NCCCO’s “Verify CCO Online” (or “VCO”) system, an average of about 170 new users a month. During this time, there have been 150,000 page views during 30,000 sessions, with more than half of the sessions logged by returning visitors and nearly a quarter by users who have logged onto the system at least 10 times.
“This rapid adoption by certificants and employers alike shows that the online verification system has filled a need for up-to-the-minute information about the CCO certifications individuals hold, ensuring that only those who are qualified are actually employed in the categories for which they have demonstrated the requisite knowledge and skills,” NCCCO CEO, Graham Brent, said.
In addition to major industrial and construction crane users, the system has been widely used by federal, state, and local government agencies, including OSHA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Users from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and Australia, have registered to use the system.
VCO allows the credentials of CCO-certified individuals to be instantly verified via the Internet and can be accessed at no cost from the NCCCO home page or directly by using a special address, www.verifycco.org. Users can get information from VCO at any time, 24/7, from nearly any device with an Internet connection, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. Even though different certifications may have different expiration dates, entering a valid certification number provides information on all the certifications and their expiration dates for that person.