National Commission for the
Certification of Crane Operators
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Upcoming Industry Events


Where to find NCCCO at CONEXPO 2020:

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  1. Lift Safety Zone (F-9107)—In the Festival Grounds, with live NCCCO crane and rigging demonstrations, focus on limiting factors, crane safety advice, and much more!
  2. NCCCO Information Booth (GL-10878)—Located in the North Hall Lobby will have full information about all NCCCO certification programs as well as NCCCO’s activities around the exhibition.
  3. CCO Certification Examinations—NCCCO written, practical, and recertification exam administrations will be offered on site at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Come to CONEXPO—Leave CCO Certified!
  4. Education Sessions—More than a dozen seminars sponsored byt the NCCCO Foundation delivered by internationally renowned experts will deliver solid advice for best practices in crane and rigging safety.
  5. Practical Examiner Accreditation Program Workshops—PEAP workshops for many NCCCO programs will be held before and after the main exposition. Sign up for PEAP Workshops to be held on-site at CONEXPO 2020.

Stop by any of these activities for exciting news on the latest developments at NCCCO, including how NCCCO will be celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2020. And learn about the new NCCCO mobile phone app, as well as how testing in languages other than English is progressing.

Lift Safety Zone

Lift Safety Zone photoThis year NCCCO’s flagship exhibit—the Lift Safety Zone—will be located at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds (F-9107), along with exhibits from most major crane and equipment manufacturers. At the LSZ attendees will learn how limiting factors can affect a crane’s load ratings and load dynamics, including how issues such as line pull, quadrants of operation, wire rope layers on the winch, and similar factors impact crane safety and proper load handling. Attendees will also be able see firsthand the practical exam process for the Tower Crane Zig-Zag Course and watch a live demonstration of the NCCCO Rigger Level II Practical Exam rigging frame rotation and level lift tasks.

NCCCO staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions about the certification process and regulatory issues affecting the crane and rigging industry, and help individuals begin their journey to becoming an NCCCO-certified operator, rigger, or signalperson.

NCCCO Information Booth

Booth photo with caption_300xInside the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall Lobby, NCCCO will have its booth in its usual spot (GL-10878), where you can gather information about NCCCO and all of its activities at CONEXPO, see the new book Raising the Bar that highlights why NCCCO certification is regarded as the Gold Standard, view videos of CCO practical exams, talk with industry experts and NCCCO staff, discuss the latest OSHA requirements, and participate in drawings and giveaways.

On-Site CCO Exams

New candidates and existing certificants alike will have an opportunity to take a wide variety of ANSI-accredited and OSHA-compliant CCO written, practical, and recertification exams. Thanks to NCCCO’s Visit CONEXPO—Leave CCO Certified program featuring onsite scoring and immediate test results, successful candidates can walk away from the event CCO-certified. “CONEXPO/CON-AGG provides an excellent opportunity for expo attendees to earn or renew their CCO certifications while attending one of the largest events of its kind in the world,” noted NCCCO Director of Operations, Joel Oliva.

On Tuesday (3/10) and Friday (3/13), CONEXPO attendees will be able to take any CCO written exams onsite at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This includes both regular and recertification exams for all NCCCO programs. To register and get the complete schedule for written exams, contact Kim Qualls at

In addition, on Wednesday through Friday, CCO practical exams will be offered for mobile and articulating crane operators. On Wednesday and Thursday practical exams will be offered for the Signalperson, Rigger Level I, and Rigger Level II programs, as well as Signalperson recertification exams. To register and schedule practical exams, please contact Jeniel Shaw at Preregistration is recommended for all testing events, so secure your spot today!

CCO Exams Available at CONEXPO




Written Exams (all)

Mobile (TLL) Practical Exam
Mobile (TSS) Practical Exam
Articulating Boom Crane (ABC) Practical Exam
Rigger Level I Practical Exam

Rigger Level II Practical Exam

Signalperson Practical Exam

Education Opportunities

Be sure to check out the latest seminars on key crane and rigging issues that will be featured this year. With the assistance of the NCCCO Foundation, event organizer AEM has assembled a stellar lineup of presentations on a host of crane and rigging topics. The internationally renowned safety professionals and lifting equipment experts lined up to speak will share the latest developments affecting the industry as well as valuable insights gained after decades of experience. Attendance is limited for all education sessions, so review the entire Cranes, Rigging, and Aerial Lift education track and book your selections online. For more information about NCCCO Foundation–sponsored education sessions, see:

Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops

Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops for several NCCCO programs (Mobile Crane Operator, Articulating Crane Operator, Signalperson, Rigger Level I)—as well as Refresher workshops for operator programs, Rigger, and Signalperson—will be conducted onsite before and after the exhibition. So, if being accredited by NCCCO to administer practical exams is in your plans, be sure to arrive early or extend your stay in town accordingly. Visit or contact Jeniel Shaw at for details.

See videos, photos, and recaps of what NCCCO did at past CONEXPOs: