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Policy Statements

Testing Accommodations

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodation. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NCCCO does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in providing access to its examination program.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and accompanying regulations define a person with a disability as someone who a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, or learning.

The purpose of accommodations is to provide equal access to CCO examinations. Accommodations “match up” with the identified functional limitation so that the area of impairment is relieved with an auxiliary aid or an adjustment to the testing procedure. Functional limitation refers to the aspects of a disability that interfere with an individual’s ability to function; that is, what someone cannot do on a regular and continuing basis as a result of the disability.

The purpose of documentation is to validate that an applicant for testing accommodations is covered under the ADA as a disabled individual. Comprehensive information by a qualified professional is necessary to allow NCCCO to understand the nature and extent of the applicant’s disability and the resulting functional impairment that limits access to its examinations. Documentation also allows NCCCO to provide appropriate accommodations for such a disability.

NCCCO will provide, without cost to the candidate, reasonable accommodations designed to facilitate equal access to its certifying examinations for those candidates whose documentation supports such a determination. In no case will accommodations be provide which would compromise the examination’s ability to test accurately the skills and knowledge it professes to measure. Similarly, no auxiliary aid or service will be provided that would fundamentally alter the examination.

NCCCO strictly adheres to a policy of confidentiality and does not disclose names of applicants with disabilities or information concerning the application or accompanying documentation.  Examinations administered with accommodations are not identified to third-party score recipients and are scored no differently than examinations of other applicants.

Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be provided upon approval. All requests for accommodations must be submitted by the applicant. In order to apply for accommodations please download the NCCCO Application for Testing Accommodations and the Guidelines for Documenting a Request for Testing Accommodations. Those who have been previously been approved by NCCCO for testing accommodations (more than three years ago) should use the Request from Examinee Previously Granted NCCCO Testing Accommodations form.

If you have any questions or need clarification please contact NCCCO’s Program Integrity/Legal Assistant, Ryan Keliipuleole, at 727-449-8525 ext. 310 or rkeliipuleole@nccco.org.