March 2008 - Further to the notice, “Prior Notice Now Required For Certain Practical Test Administrations”, please note that prior notice is not required for most CCO practical tests. Prior notice is only required if any one or more of the five categories applies:
(i) Probationary Practical Examiners. Practical Examiners who have applied for accreditation as an NCCCO Practical Examiner since August 2007 serve a mandatory 12-month period as a “Probationary” Practical Examiner. If you are a Probationary Practical Examiner you do have to give prior notice of testing.
(ii) Practical Examiners with exceptionally high or low pass rates will be notified by NCCCO if prior notice is required. If you have not been notified, you do not need to give prior notice.
(iii) Practical Examiners at new test sites. This applies only to new test sites (PE# greater than 1460). Existing test sites requesting CADs for new cranes at the same site do not have to give prior notice.
(iv) Practical Examiners chosen via revolving random selection will be notified of their selection. If you have not been notified, you do not need to give prior notice.
(v) Practical Examiners who, in NCCCO’s determination, have sought to intentionally avoid an audit will be notified by NCCCO. If you have not been notified, you do not need to give prior notice.