May 2012 - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98, based in Philadelphia, recently hosted Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) workshops for both the CCO Signalperson program and the CCO Rigger Level I program. Over the course of three days, 13 new Signalperson Practical Examiners and three existing Practical Examiners as well as 11 new Rigger Level I Practical Examiners and one existing Practical Examiner earned their accreditation to administer CCO practical exams.
Four IBEW members were among the participants in each workshop, as well as members from the Sprinkler Fitters Local 692, IUOE Local 542, Iron Workers Local 405, the Finishing Trades Institute, and National Elevator Industry Educational. Representatives from Performance Training Solutions, Skanska, The Graham Company, LuMark Consulting, PIC Crane Safety Services, and Atlantic Crane Inspection Service also participated.
With NCCCO Practical Examiners now on staff, these organizations can easily schedule in-house tests to accommodate changing schedules caused by weather, workloads, and other factors.