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Certification of Crane Operators
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CCO Announces Call for Applicants for Exam Management Committee Members

March 29, 2023—CCO is seeking applications from qualified individuals for open positions on its Exam Management Committees (EMCs).

Benefits of Serving

Volunteering to serve on a CCO committee has many personal and professional benefits, including:

  • Giving back to the community by sharing knowledge
  • Increasing safety in all industries using load-handling equipment
  • Making your voice heard
  • Becoming a thought-leader in the industry
  • Contributing to the direction of CCO programs
  • Meeting and networking with other industry professionals

Qualifications of Applicants

Qualified applicants will:

  • Document experience in load handling equipment-related activities specific to the EMC.
  • Align themselves with the CCO mission and bring the commitment necessary to further its goals through participation at the exam management committee level.
  • Have familiarity working within a consensus-building environment, and have demonstrated understanding of, and skill working within, a committee structure.
  • Exhibit proficiency in the interpersonal and communication skills required of the committee.

EMC members will be selected based on their ability to make contributions in the areas of expertise they represent. All committee members will uphold the confidentiality, assignment, and conflict of interest requirements. Note that this is a volunteer position. CCO cannot compensate committee members, nor reimburse for travel expenses. Most meetings occur virtually, but in-person meetings are held periodically.

Open Positions

The following positions are to be filled:

Position Term
Articulating Crane Operator Exam Management Committee (ACMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Crane Inspector Exam Management Committee (CIMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Digger Derrick Operator Exam Management Committee (DDMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Drill Rig Operator Exam Management Committee (DRMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Lift Director Exam Management Committee (LDMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Overhead Crane Operator Exam Management Committee (OCMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Dedicated Pile Driver Operator Exam Management Committee (PDMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Rigger Exam Management Committee (RPMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Signalperson Exam Management Committee (SPMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Tower Crane Operator Exam Management Committee (TCMC) 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024

Function of the CCO Exam Management Committee

CCO offers accredited personnel certifications for individuals involved in load handling and load handling related operations. The organization’s 28 certification designations across 14 programs provide the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of personnel certifications available. The EMCs have primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of the CCO Examinations. The EMCs will work in conjunction with staff and psychometric experts to ensure the development and administration of valid and reliable examinations. 

Application Process. If you are interested in being considered for service on an EMC(s), please review the Duties and Responsibilities of CCO Exam Management Committees and submit your completed application packet to CCO at Deadline for receipt of applications is May 2, 2023.


Candidates must submit the following documents by close of business on May 2, 2023:

  • Completed Exam Management Committee Application
  • Current resume
  • A signed copy of the Agreement of Confidentiality, Assignment and Conflicts of Interest (included with application form, above)


  1. Committee members are responsible for:
    1. Monitoring the performance of certification exams
    2. Suggesting revisions to testing procedures
    3. Providing input and insight from the industry to improve and grow the certification program
    4. Overseeing item writing and/or practical exam task design, cut score setting, and publication of exam forms
    5. Overseeing program revisions (e.g., job task analysis revalidation and content outline updates)
    6. For committees that include oversight of a practical exam, monitoring practical test site and practical examiner growth and practical audit reporting
  2. Members of all CCO committees are responsible for participating in the committee meetings to which they are appointed. Failure of committee members to participate in committee meetings may result in removal from service. 
  3. An annual review of committee members will be conducted by the Committee Chair.  The primary purpose of the annual review of EMC members is to identify the committee members that have not participated (i.e. low attendance). This exercise provides the Committee Chairs an opportunity to evaluate committee members’ performance and attendance, and to recommend members for removal and replacement.
  4. Exam Committee Members may nominate individuals to serve as Alternates in their place.Alternate Committee members may attend and represent the EMC member at meetings on their behalf when, for legitimate circumstances as determined by CCO staff and the Committee Chairman, the committee member is unable to participate.Alternate EMC members must complete an Alternate EMC Member Application, complete the Statement of Confidentiality, Assignment, and Conflicts of Interest form, and must be approved by the Board of Directors.
  5. Committee members will conduct their duties in a manner that is trustworthy and reflective of good stewardship. Committee members understand and accept their duties and responsibilities and act in good faith on behalf of CCO.
  6. Committee members shall avoid personal and professional conflicts of interest; if at any point a conflict of interest arises, the committee member shall inform the Chairperson of the committee.
  7. Committee members shall not speak or act for CCO without proper authorization.
  8. Committee members shall act fairly and be impartial in their role on behalf of and in service to CCO, its certification programs, and the public served.
  9. Committee members shall meet their obligations as detailed in the CCO bylaws as amended.