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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Overhead Crane Operator

Certification Overview

HOW TO BECOME CCO CERTIFIED

Visit How to Test for instructions on applying for and taking CCO Written and Practical Exams; visit How to Recertify for instructions on recertification.

Complete instructions, exam contents, and candidate applications are also contained in the Candidate Handbook for each program.

ELIGIBILITY

Requirements for certification include the following:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Meet Physical Requirements
  • Comply with NCCCO's Substance Abuse Policy
  • Pass Written Examination
  • Pass Practical Examination (Candidates must pass the Written and corresponding Practical examination within a 12-month timeframe.)
  • Comply with the Code of Ethics

EXPERIENCE

NCCCO certification exams are designed for operators who are trained and who currently work in crane operation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must comply with ASME B30.2 physical requirements throughout their certification period and attest to their agreement to this requirement in their application.

Means of compliance with ASME physical requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  • CCO Physical Examination Form (valid for three years)
  • A current DOT (department of Transportation) Medical Examiner's Certificate (valid for two years)

CCO WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS

Candidates may take their Written and Practical Exams in either order. Candidates have 12 months from the time they pass the initial Written or Practical Exam they take to pass the corresponding (Written or Practical) exam.

Any tests passed within a 12-month period count towards certification. For example, a candidate who fails the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam in January 2011 but passes the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam in June 2011 has until May 2012 to retake and pass the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam.

CCO PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS

The CCO Practical Examination demonstrating crane operator proficiency is available in either of the following Overhead Crane types:

  • Cab Operated
  • Pendant/Remote Control 

A candidate must pass both the Written and Practical examinations to be certified for a five-year period.

CCO CERTIFICATION TIME FRAMES

Candidates must pass both Written and Practical Examinations to be certified for a five-year period. The Written and Practical Exams may be taken in either order. Candidates have 12 months from the time they pass their first Written or Practical Exam for each crane type in which to pass the corresponding (Written or Practical) Exam.

Any tests passed within a 12-month period count towards certification. For example, a candidate who fails the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam in January 2011 but passes the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam in June 2011 has until May 2012 to retake and pass the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam.

CERTIFICATION POLICIES

The following policies apply to all CCO certification programs:

These policies are also covered in the Candidate Handbooks for each program.

CERTIFICATION CARDS

Certified operators receive a laminated photo ID card at no cost when they certify for the first time and when they complete the requirements for recertification.

Replacement cards, cards showing certification in an additional designation, or updated cards for candidates who retake and pass a designation they previously failed may be obtained from International Assessment Institute at a cost of $25. Cards may be ordered online or by contacting Jennifer at jennifer@iaiexam.com or 727-449-8525.

RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

CCO certification is valid for five years. Candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their expiration date.

Review recertification requirements for Overhead Crane Operators.

Get complete instructions on How to Recertify.

PROGRAM SPONSORS

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators gratefully recognizes the sponsors of the Overhead Crane Operator Certification Program:

Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA)

American Crane & Equipment Corp.

Demag Cranes & Components

KCI Konecranes

Morris Material Handling

OMI Hoist & Crane

Virginia Crane (Foley Material Handling)

ACE World Companies

Capco Crane & Hoist

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