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  • NCCCO Hits Practical Examiner, Workshop Milestones
    NCCCO reached two significant milestones recently when it accredited its 2,000th Practical Examiner and held its 400th Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) workshop.
  • Society of American Military Engineers and NCCCO Join Forces
    SAME and NCCCO have joined forces to make CCO certification programs available to returning GIs.
  • Sample Lift Plans and Questions for Lift Director Program Released
    To assist candidates preparing the CCO Lift Director specialty written exams, NCCCO has published sets of lift plans for each of the different scenarios candidates will encounter on the tests.
  • National Swing-Cab Boom Truck Load Chart Added as Specialty Exam Option
    As part of its goal of continuously improving its certification programs, NCCCO is adding a new load chart option for the CCO Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab (TLL) Mobile Crane Operator Specialty Exams. The new National Swing Cab Boom Truck exam will be available in early 2017.
  • NCCCO and Veterans Meet at American Legion
    Representatives of all branches of the armed forces converged on the American Legion’s Washington, DC headquarters in April to discuss matters relating to the certification of military personnel. The Credentialing Roundtable was also attended by construction employers of veterans, accrediting agencies, and certification bodies. NCCCO was one of only five certification bodies from thousands nationwide selected to attend the invitation-only event.
  • Articulating Boom Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop
    NCCCO is pleased to announce an Articulating Boom Crane Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop to be held September 27–28, 2016, in Marshfield, WI.
  • Lift Director Applications Spike
    Applications from candidates to sit for the CCO Certified Lift Director examinations are running at more than double the regular pace, according to NCCCO’s Director of Program Development, Joel Oliva. “Registrations received in the first three months of this year have been far ahead of expectations,” Oliva said, “and inquiries from prospective candidates and employers have spiked.”
  • CONEXPO Education Highlight: Lift Director
    A highlight of the education activity being prepared for CONEXPO next March will be a presentation by William “Hank” Dutton, Senior Technical Specialist—Construction with Travelers, on why lift directors are so important for safe lifting operations and how and why employers should comply with OSHA’s requirement.
  • Lift Safety Zone to Take Center Stage at CONEXPO 2017
    CONEXPO is just months away and NCCCO is once again planning a major presence at the international construction exposition and conference. Scheduled for March 7-11, 2017, and located, as usual, in Las Vegas, Nevada, CONEXPO 2017 promises to be a major event with expanded exhibit areas and a packed seminar program.
  • FTI Commits to CCO Signalperson and Rigger Certifications
    The Finishing Trades Institute (FTI)—the education department of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA)—has entered into a formal commitment with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) to offer to IUPAT members training and testing services leading to CCO Signalperson and Rigger Level I certifications.
  • NCCCO Administers One Millionth CCO Exam
    A remarkable milestone was reached in April with the administration of the 1,000,000th CCO certification examination by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
  • United Association Members Sign Up for CCO Recertification Program
    Five years after the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry adopted the CCO Signalperson certification as the recommended standard for all its members involved with cranes and lifting operations, the first group of certificants is stepping up to be recertified for a further five years.
  • CCO Recertificants Step Up in Record Numbers
    NCCCO reports it is experiencing a rate of recertification far in excess of expectations. An increasing number of recertificants are opting to take their written exams through the computer-based process (CBT).
  • NCCCO Commission Travels to California for 40th Biannual Meeting
    More than 60 NCCCO Commissioners, committee members, and guests gathered in Sacramento, CA, in April for the Commission’s 40th Biannual Meeting.
  • Auditing Program Remains Central to NCCCO Test Integrity
    NCCCO reports that it conducted some 300 audits of its practical exam sites and practical examiners last year, underlining the critical role they continue to play in NCCCO’s test integrity program.
  • New York City Approves CCO Rigger, Signalperson Certifications
    CCO Certification Meets Building Code Requirements
    The New York City Department of Buildings has announced it has approved CCO Rigger and Signalperson certifications for use in the City.
  • Industry Professionals Applauded for Contributions to Crane Safety
    NCCCO's "Difference Makers" Take a Bow
    Crane industry experts from across the country were recognized for their contributions to crane safety last month at the NCCCO 20th Anniversary Recognition Gala hosted by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
  • Free Webinar: Hosting Your Own CCO Examinations—Part 2, Practical Exams
    On January 13, NCCCO held a free webinar for those who are interested in conducting CCO practical exam at their own sites.
  • Industry Forum Focuses on Personnel Qualifications
    Operators, Lift Directors, Inspectors all need to be Qualified, Experts Say
    The first NCCCO Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications was an unqualified success according to those who attended the event in October. The Forum was the first of its kind in the industry to focus entirely on the qualification of personnel working in construction.
  • National Wireless Safety Alliance Introduces CCO Rigger and Signalperson Certification Programs
    The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced today the official introduction to the wireless industry of CCO Rigger and Signalperson Certification programs. The programs have the distinction of becoming the first two assessment and certification offerings available to the wireless industry’s workforce through the NWSA.
  • Pile Driving Rig Operator Certification Taking Shape
    The 18 members of NCCCO’s Pile Driver Task Force have made significant progress working out the details of a new CCO certification for operators of dedicated pile driving rigs.
  • NCCCO Launches 4-Star Recertificant Program
    NCCCO has introduced its 4-Star Recertificant Program recognizing crane operators who have recertified four times.
  • Lift Director Qualifications Outlined in Webinar
    NCCCO hosted a free webinar August 26 to educate the industry on the specific requirements for Lift Directors. The value of certification in establishing qualification—and the necessary steps that lead to it—was also discussed. View a recording of the webinar.
  • OSHA Removes Capacity From Operator Certification
    After four years of protests by crane users and manufacturers about OSHA’s requirement that crane operators should be certified according to the capacity of the crane, the federal agency has removed it.
  • CCO-Certified Crane Inspectors Play Vital Role in Crane Safety
    NCCCO’s ANSI-accredited CCO Crane Inspector certification is proving to be a valuable tool for those responsible for maintaining the nation’s fleets of cranes.
  • NCCCO Marks 20 Years of Providing Crane Operator Certification Services to Industry
    Two Decades On, Crane-Related Death and Serious Injury Significantly Reduced
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) today announced the 20th anniversary of its professionally developed and nationally accredited personnel certification programs.
  • What Does It Mean to be CCO-certified?
    A certified crane operator is not necessarily CCO-certified. Only NCCCO can provide the widely adopted and recognized CCO certification. While there are other companies that seek to certify crane operators, only one organization—the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)—provides CCO certification. For nearly twenty years, successful completion of the CCO certification requirements has informed the world that a crane operator is certified to NCCCO's high standards. Both "NCCCO" and "CCO" are federally registered trademarks owned by NCCCO and used in connection with education testing and certification. Learn more about CCO certification.

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