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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Crane Inspector

Mobile Crane Inspector Exam Outline

The Mobile Crane Specialty examination portion of the NCCCO Crane Inspector Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to mobile cranes:

Domain 1: Pre-Inspection Survey 
Approximately 12% of test

Domain 2: Visual Inspection
Approximately 40% of test

Domain 3: Operational Testing
Approximately 24% of test

Domain 4: Load Testing and Manufacturer’s Load Charts
Approximately 24% of test

DOMAIN 1: PRE-INSPECTION SURVEY

  • Knowledge of standards and regulations applicable to crane inspection, including, but not limited to ASME B30 and OSHA 
  • Have specific knowledge of cranes and crane types, including: 
    • Configuration/types 
    • Terminology 
    • Applications 
    • Components 

DOMAIN 2: VISUAL INSPECTION

  • Know and understand systems, including, but not limited to: 
    • Pneumatic 
    • Hydraulic 
    • Mechanical 
    • Electrical 
    • Structural 
  • Know the requirements for access and egress 
  • General knowledge of tire requirements 
  • Knowledge of proper operation of: 
    • Safety devices 
    • Operational aids 
  • General knowledge of wire rope, including: 
    • Rejection criteria 
    • Reeving specifications 
    • Termination hardware 

DOMAIN 3: OPERATIONAL TESTING

  • Knowledge of crane signals 
    • Hand signals 
    • Voice signals 
  • Knowledge necessary to verify the accuracy of operational aids 
  • Knowledge of control characteristics/functions 

DOMAIN 4: LOAD TESTING AND MANUFACTURER’S LOAD CHARTS

  • Knowledge and understanding of the differences between types of load tests, including: 
    • Proof 
    • Stability 
    • Structural 
    • Line pull 
    • Devices 
  • Understand how to interpret and apply load charts