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Certification of Crane Operators
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CCO Announces Plans for CONEXPO 2023

CECA-Logo-Color_300xDecember 14, 2022—Join CCO as we return to beautiful Las Vegas for CONEXPO 2023. The event—the largest construction show in North America—will be held March 14–18, 2023. CCO’s presence will be felt, as usual, throughout the show, from the Grand Lobby to written and practical exams, Practical Proctor training and credentialing, Practical Exam Proctor Program workshops, as well as other crane-and-rigging related educational seminars.

We’ve partnered again this year with AEM to bring you deep registration discounts for both registration and education at CONEXPO. To get yours, visit:

Here’s where you can find CCO at CONEXPO:

  • Stop by the CCO booth (GL-10882) to get a first look into the future of CCO testing.
  • Written exams for all CCO certifications will be offered using CCO’s new Event Online Testing (EOT) option for testing on Tuesday, March 14, and Friday, March 17.
  • Take practical exams for Telescopic Boom Crane—Swing Cab and Telescopic Boom Crane—Fixed Cab, as well as our newest addition Telehandler Operator, on March 15–17.
  • Take practical exams for Signalperson and Rigger Level I on March 15–16.
  • Prospective new Practical Exam Proctors for Mobile Cranes, Telehandlers, Signalpersons, and Rigger Level I will be able to receive the necessary training and then get audited at the show for no additional charge. 
  • Choose from 12 educational seminars in the Cranes, Rigging & Aerial Lift track.

Information Booth

The CCO information booth (GL-10882) will provide attendees with an opportunity to get up to speed on all of our recent initiatives. Attendees will also get a first look into the future of CCO testing. Staff will be on hand to help attendees set up their myCCO accounts, register for exams, and get acquainted with the new exam delivery software. Want to schedule a specific time with CCO staff to chat? Schedule meetings with CCO using the CONEXPO website!

Get Certified!

You spoke and we listened! Returning this year will be CCO’s Visit CONEXPO – Leave CCO Certified program. This unique opportunity allows new candidates and existing certificants alike the opportunity to take a wide variety of ANAB-accredited and OSHA-compliant CCO written and practical exams without leaving the expo. Our new method of administering written exams means you’ll receive your results immediately following the exam. Successful candidates will be able to walk away in confidence knowing they’re CCO-certified.

CCO Written Exams

Written exams for all CCO certifications will be offered using CCO’s new Event Online Testing (EOT) option for testing on Tuesday, March 14, and Friday, March 17.

Interested in taking an exam at CONEXPO? Submit an Online Written Testing (EOT/OPT) application through your myCCO Portal ( account. Once your application is submitted, email Marc Hone ( with your full name, CCO ID, preferred test day, and authorization code(s).

CCO Practical Exams

Outside the venue we’ll have equipment for attendees to take operator practical exams from Wednesday, March 15, to Friday, March 17. Attendees may schedule practical exams for the Telescopic Boom Crane—Swing Cab, Telescopic Boom Crane—Fixed Cab, as well as our newest addition, the Telehandler!

Inside we’ll be offering the Signalperson and Rigger Level I practical exams on Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16.

Register today to ensure availability! Submit an application for practical exams through your myCCO Portal ( account. Once your application is submitted, email Jeniel Shaw ( with your full name, CCO ID, preferred test day and authorization code(s). Note that in addition to the exam fee, candidates will be assessed a $100 administrative fee per exam scheduled during the event.

Practical Exam Proctor Program (PEPP) Workshops

Those interested in becoming new Practical Exam Proctors will be able to take advantage of a unique arrangement by which they will receive the necessary training and then complete their audits at the show for no additional charge. This will provide a significant convenience for new Practical Exam Proctors or those wishing to add credentials in new programs.

These workshops will enable new and existing Practical Exam Proctors to earn credentials at the show. CONEXPO 2023 will also be one of the first opportunities to earn the Telehandler Practical Proctor credential!

The full list of PEPP workshops is below:

  • Mobile Crane Practical Exam Proctor Program workshop*: March 8–10
  • Mobile Crane Audits: March 11–13
  • Telehandler Practical Exam Proctor Program workshop: March 9–11
  • Telehandler Practical Exam Proctor Program workshop: March 18–20
  • Signalperson Practical Exam Proctor Program workshop: March 18
  • Rigger Level I Practical Exam Proctor Program workshop: March 19–20
  • Signalperson and Rigger Audits: March 21–22

*TSS and TLL only

Space is limited! Go to to for details and to register.

Educational Seminars—Cranes, Rigging & Aerial Lift track:

The show will offer a dozen education opportunities for attendees in the Cranes, Rigging & Aerial Lift track, meaning there is something for everyone! From understanding personnel qualifications, to lift planning, to best practices, to contracts and more. There is surely a seminar that meets your needs!

  • Crane 101: Understanding crane basics like crane working principles, rigging basics, ground pressure stability, and crane selection will give relevant site personnel a competitive advantage and mitigate the uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of how to best make cranes work for you and your operation.
  • Qualifications of Onsite Personnel for Cranes: A comprehensive road map will be provided to ensure that you are in compliance with OSHA requirements and the latest industry (ASME) standards.
  • Best Practices for Oversized Cranes & Specialized Carrier Permits: Best practices and resources will be offered for ensuring your loads and equipment arrive safely and on time, especially when the different rules and regulations at every border become overwhelming for even the most seasoned operators.
  • Crane Lift Planning Essentials: Start Every Lift by Addressing These Questions: This session will cover the foundations of successful lift planning, the principles applying to load weight, center of gravity, rigging methods, and lift and set sequences. Come prepared to interact, as this session will challenge attendees to reason through lifting scenarios.
  • Lifting Load Effects on Elevated Structures: Learn about load effects impacting elevated structures and decks, bridges, and underground facilities (utilities, vaults, foundations, etc.), including host structure stability and integrity, during lifting (cranes, gantries, etc.) and horizontal movement (SPMT, slide jacking, etc.) activities.
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform Supervisor Training: OSHA regulations and ANSI standards required qualified people to perform work tasks. None are more important than supervisors of Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operators.
  • Crane Analytics: The Operator Is Responsible for 99% of All Accidents. Or Are They?
    Get up to speed on the latest accident data associated with ASME responsible parties of crane lifts, see how the Crane Safety Research Lab advances the latest technologies, and learn about the next level of emerging gaming technologies for crane operator training to increase operator competency levels.
  • Best Practices for Inspecting & Connecting Rigging: Attendees will leave with a better idea of what to look for, including documentation requirements on hoists, slings, and hardware; we will also dive into marking requirements on hardware and slings, including common misconceptions.
  • Crane Accident Prevention and Management—Why Do Crane Accidents Happen? And How Do You Manage This?
  • The Why and How of Load Testing for Cranes: This session details the reasons for performing load tests on mobile cranes, which include verifying the accuracy of an LMI/RCL system, verifying stability, and verifying a structural or load handling component repair.
  • Crane Contracts—Don't lose 100s of Thousands Over One Wrong Word
    One word can change the outcome of claims cost during a trial or mediation. Listen in as our speaker reviews how one word in your contract/work ticket can negatively impact the settlement of a claims case.
  • 15 Things to Prepare for Tower Crane Success on Your Site: This session will review items that need to be considered prior to installing a tower on any jobsite. We will review items that are commonly missed in preparation and that can cause lengthy job delays.

We look forward to seeing you at CONEXPO 2023!