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


How to Test: Written Exams

How to Apply for Paper/Pencil Tests

NCCCO accepts candidate applications and payment for paper/pencil test (PPT) administrations via an online application form.

For more information:

  • View a YouTube video with step-by-step instructions for applying for PPT exams online at
  • For specific certification requirements for each NCCCO program please refer to the appropriate program description or the associated candidate handbook (available for download here).
  • To locate a scheduled paper/pencil test administration and obtain a Test Administration Number (required to submit an application), click here.
  • For exam pricing, please click here.
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