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Practical Exam

Application to Host Practical Examinations

When the Test Site Coordinator is ready to schedule a test, (s)he must submit to NCCCO a completed Test Site Application (and Data Sheet, where applicable) for each program to be tested on. (The Data Sheet may be copied as often as necessary to accommodate all test cranes.)

This must be sent, along with all requested additional materials, to NCCCO no later than four (4) weeks prior to the desired test date. Note that all the information requested must be included; incomplete applications cannot be processed.


Using the Data Sheet, the Test Site Coordinator will need to provide the following information:

  • Make, model, and serial number of the crane(s)
  • A detailed description of the configuration for testing (i.e., counterweight(s), boom type, rope size and type, and ancillary equipment that will be in place)
  • Dimensions (diameter and height) of the Test Weight(s) to be used
  • Rating/capacity charts and associated notes for the proposed configuration(s)

Once the application has been approved, NCCCO will develop details of the layout of the test site and crane setup including a Test Site Layout CAD. NCCCO will email these directly to the Test Site Coordinator.