CCO practical examinations
are administered by Practical Examiners who
have been accredited
by NCCCO for this purpose. NCCCO publishes a
list of those accredited practical examiners
who have indicated they will offer their services
on a "for hire" basis.
Individuals who wish to qualify as a NCCCO-Accredited
Practical Examiner must meet the following requirements:
- Meet the requirements
of, and pass, the CCO certification written examination for the
in which they wish to be accredited
- Meet the requirements
of, and pass, the CCO certification practical examination for
in which they wish to be accredited.
- Submit a Practical Examiners Accreditation Application (admission to the accreditation workshop is based on approval of the application).
- Document experience
participate in a CCO Practical Examiner Accreditation
their performance as an Examiner will be observed
and evaluated, and a practical exam taken
- Pass a CCO Practical
Examiner Accreditation written examination
At the completion of the Practical Examiner
Accreditation Workshop candidates receive a Certificate
of Attendance. This will verify they have attended
and participated in an official workshop of the
NCCCO Practical Examiner Accreditation Program.
Within three weeks candidates receive a notification
letter from NCCCO informing them of their accreditation
All full Practical Examiner workshop attendees (not refresher attendees) begin a 12-month probationary period. Probationary Examiners are required to be monitored and/or audited at the first practical exam they administer (i.e., following accreditation they may not test until an NCCCO representative is present).
Accreditation is good
for five years. Once accredited, Examiners
receive an official
Accreditation Card listing the designations in
which they are accredited.
Accredited Practical Examiners are authorized
to offer the NCCCO Practical Exam at approved
NCCCO Practical Test Sites. Scheduling of such
tests is done through the Test Site Coordinator
responsible for each site. NCCCO Accredited Practical Examiners are not permitted to participate in other crane operator certification programs.
Practical Examiners receive
regular updates on the NCCCO Practical Examination
updates are also posted on NCCCO’s web
site. We encourage Practical Examiners to share their experiences with NCCCO so that others may also benefit.
Prior to the end of their five-year accreditation
period Examiners must re-accredit.
for re-accreditation are as follows:
- Meet requirements for a CCO-certified operator
a one-day NCCCO Practical Examiner Accreditation
Refresher Workshop (if a Practical Examiner has more than one accreditation he/she may attend just one refresher workshop to cover all accreditations)
- Attend a full workshop to earn accreditation in an area they are not yet accredited to administer exams
Practical Examiner accredited in more than one crane type have only one accreditation period: for example, Mobile Crane Examiners who subsequently add the Tower Crane accreditation will have their Tower Crane accreditation period revert to the start of their Mobile accreditation period, unless they add it during the 12 months prior to the end of their Mobile Crane accreditation period, in which case it will continue through the end of the new accreditation period.
Refresher workshops are held concurrently with the first day of each regularly scheduled Practical Examiner Workshop.
Accredited Practical Examiners must administer at least one (1) practical exam every 12 month period in order to maintain accreditation. Examiners accredited in multiple crane types must administer an exam in any one crane type to meet this requirement. Examiners who do not administer at least one
(1) practical examination in a 12-month period
must attend a Refresher Workshop in order to
maintain their accreditation. If an examiner is unable to conduct an exam within a 12-month period, an extension of up to 90 days may be granted, provided that an exam is scheduled within that 90-day period. Refresher Workshops
are held concurrently with the first day of
each regularly scheduled Practical Examiner
Examiners who do not administer at least one
(1) practical examination in a 24-month period
must attend an entire two - three day (depending on the program) Practical Examiner
MAINTAINING CERTIFICATION STATUS
In order for Practical Examiners to be in good
standing they must also continue to meet all
the requirements of a CCO certification,
including physical requirements if applicable.
Therefore, in addition to the Practical Examination,
they must maintain a “pass” status
on the written examination relating to the area
in which they are accredited as a Practical Examiner.
If a Practical Examiner’s
CCO certification expires before
period as a Practical Examiner, they must recertify
in order for the Practical Examiner accreditation
to remain current.
Examiners that fail their
recertification exams and/or their certified
operator status lapses
for any other reason, will have their Practical
Examiner accreditation status automatically downgraded
to “provisional” status and they
will not be allowed to administer any practical
examinations in the category(ies) affected.
PRACTICAL EXAMINERS DIRECTORY
NCCCO maintains an online directory of Accredited
Practical Examiners to assist employers seeking
Practical Examiners to administer NCCCO practical
All fully accredited Practical Examiners are
eligible for inclusion in this directory at no
charge. Please note, however, that listing is
not automatic. Examiners need to confirm they
wish to be included, and that the contact information
we have on file is current.
Practical test sites testing for the first time
are encouraged to request a Mentor from NCCCO.
Requirements to be a Mentor are that (s)he:
- Is a NCCCO Accredited Practical Examiner
- Has laid out at least one NCCCO practical test
- Has administered at least one NCCCO Practical
- Has been approved as a Mentor by the Practical
Exam Management Committee.
While Mentors receive no compensation from NCCCO,
test sites may negotiate fees with Mentors for
test site set-up and/or practical exam guidance