National Commission for the
Certification of Crane Operators
Committed to Quality, Integrity, and Fairness in Testing since 1995


Lift Director


The following information applies specifically to the CCO Lift Director certifications.

CCO certification is valid for five years. Recertification candidates must complete all recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date. There is no grace period after their certification expires. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the same examinations as required for initial certification to be certified again.

Recertification requirements include:

  • Passing the applicable Lift Director Written Examination(s)
    • Lift Director—Core Exam
    • Lift Director—Mobile Crane Exam
    • Lift Director—Tower Crane Exam
  • Compliance with CCO’s Substance Abuse Policy
  • Compliance with the Code of Ethics

The written exams required for recertification are identical to the exams required for initial certification.

Recertification candidates may take their written examinations up to one year prior to their certification’s date of expiration. Regardless of the date of the written examination(s) within that one-year period, the new five-year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification.  

Get complete instructions on How to Recertify