NCCCO was formed in January 1995 as a non-profit organization with its mission to develop effective performance standards for safe crane operation to assist all segments of general industry and construction.
By providing thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills, NCCCO aims to enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate training, and give due recognition to the professionals who work in, with, and around cranes.
The establishment of NCCCO was the culmination of almost 10 years' continuous work by representatives of all industries that use cranes. In essence, CCO programs were developed by industry for industry, and they continue to be supported by it.
This diversity continues to be reflected through NCCCO's Commissioners and Board of Directors, who represent such groups as contractors, labor unions, rental firms, owners, government, regulatory and standards-setting agencies, steel erectors, manufacturers, equipment distributors, construction firms, training consultants, and insurance companies.
The wealth of crane knowledge these experts have brought to this effort has been coupled with the psychometric expertise of one of the nation's most prestigious credentialing organizations, International Assessment Institute (IAI). IAI plays a crucial role in the development of CCO programs and continues to assist in the administration and further development of CCO written and practical examinations.
This combination of crane-related experience and exam development knowledge has been supplemented with input from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as well as the ANSI/ASME committees that developed and revise the B30 crane standard. The result is a sound, valid, and effective tests of operators' and associated trades' proficiency.
Clearly, everyone—employers, operators, and the general public—has much to gain from ensuring only qualified people operate in and around cranes. You’ll find much more information about the NCCCO program on this website, but if you have any other questions at any time, please contact us.