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Policy Statements

Disciplinary Policy


CCO's Ethics and Discipline Committee is responsible for establishing and implementing standards of conduct, such as ethical standards, policies and procedures for disciplinary action. Grounds for revocation of certification status shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Period of certification exceeded without renewal.
  • Evidence of falsification of any information on any documents submitted to CCO or its agents.
  • Evidence of non-compliance with CCO's Substance Abuse Policy.
  • Evidence of culpability in an accident during certification period.
  • Evidence of non -compliance with ASME B30 physical requirements.
  • Evidence of non-compliance with the Code of Ethics.

Certified Operators who wish to appeal a decision regarding revocation of their operator status must do so in writing, stating the grounds for the appeal. This should be addressed to:

Executive Director

National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)

2750 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 505

Fairfax, VA 22031


NCCCO has established policies and procedures to fairly and consistently address alleged violations of the Code of Ethics. The complaints procedures have been designed to ensure that only valid and actionable complaints are investigated and considered, and that all parties involved in the complaint have an opportunity to document circumstances warranting the complaint, and to respond to the complaint.

NCCCO has a two-tier process to ensure that issues regarding the practice and conduct of certified crane operators are fairly and reasonably investigated and determined, and that the public is protected against unprofessional and unethical conduct by certificants. Complaints against certificants are initially investigated by NCCCO's Manager of Test Integrity who reports to NCCCO's Ethics and Discipline Committee. If the complaint is considered actionable, the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs both the certificant and the complainant of the official opening of the investigation. Following the investigation of the complaint, the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs the certificant and the complainant of its decision. If a sanction is imposed, the certificant may request an appeal of the decision to the NCCCO Board of Directors. The decision of the NCCCO Board of Directors is final.