April 2018—Work is well underway on the new CCO certification program for Foundation Drill Rig Operators, which NCCCO is developing in conjunction with ADSC — The International Association of Foundation Drilling. The task force creating the program has achieved a consensus on the structure of the program and identified the test components, namely a core written exam, two written specialty exams (Drilled Shaft Drill Rig and for Anchored Earth/Micropile Drill Rig), and two corresponding practical exams (Drill Shaft Drill Rig and for Anchored Earth/Micropile Drill Rig). Candidates will be able to earn their certification with either or both specialty designations. The program is slated to launch by the end of 2018.
Pictured: Drilled Shaft Drill Rig (top) and Anchored Earth/Micropile Drill Rig (bottom)