Fairfax, VA, December 23, 2019—The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the First National Company (FNRCO) have signed a contractual agreement for the certification of crane operators, riggers, and signalpersons in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The five-year agreement was signed at the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) corporate office in Vienna, Virginia, December 18, 2019.
“NCCCO is excited about having FNRCO as a partner and the opportunity presented by this international agreement to bring a higher level of safety to the construction industry in Saudi Arabia,” said NCCCO CEO, Thom Sicklesteel. “FNRCO is committed to providing a high level of training for crane professionals to prepare them for the NCCCO exams which will raise the skill levels and safety standards at work sites throughout the Kingdom.”
“FNRCO is confident that NCCCO’s proven certification exams and test integrity procedures will provide the anticipated safety benefits over the course of this long-term agreement,” said FNRCO Engr. Abdullah Bani Hameem, Eastern Regions Executive Manager.
Under the terms of the agreement, NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator, Rigger, and Signalperson exams will be made available at numerous locations throughout Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. NCCCO’s computer-based testing partner PSI will provide the facilities for written exam administrations, which will be provided in English.
NCCCO will also provide the expertise to train Practical Examiners and set up practical test sites. NCCCO Auditors will ensure that exams are conducted to the same exacting standards used for testing in the U.S. NCCCO will issue official credentials to candidates successfully passing both written and practical exams.