Crane Operators Certification
With today's emphasis on construction safety and responsibility, and in partnership with Heede Southeast, Inc., Linden Comansa America, and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, Construction Solutions Team, Inc. has access to a state of the art testing facility for administering the tower crane practical exam.
Federal legislation is in effect to require crane operators to become certified under a standardized regulation. The deadline to comply is November 10, 2017, with on-going 5 year recertification intervals required. By being involved with the NCCCO, which operates the premier program for operator certification, the CSTi- Heede Southeast partnership is at the forefront in offering operators the opportunity to gain their credentials in a real world atmosphere. Without exception, operators participating in the exam prep and testing at Heede Southeast have found the crane and facilities a real reflection of jobsite conditions thereby making the exam an excellent test for their skills.
NCCCO Written & Practical Exams
CCO Written Knowledge Expectations include:
CCO Practical Examination Expectations include:
The NCCCO is the industry’s trusted program for operator certification. NCCCO programs meet federal OSHA regulations and American National Standard ASME B30. The NCCCO national crane operator certification program is recognized by the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration as meeting OSHA's requirements for crane operator competency. This formal agreement between OSHA and NCCCO provides significant benefits for employers who adopt the CCO-certification program.
The goals of NCCCO's nationwide certification programs include reduced risk of loss, fewer accidents, more consistent training, and expanded job opportunities for those who work in and around cranes. Note: OSHA's Crane Rules
Link to NCCCO assessment fees
Practical Examination Application—MOBILE, TOWER, & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR
Eligibility Requirements for certification include the following:
What are the requirements for a professional to be "grandfathered"?
NCCCO examinations are tests of knowledge and skills, not experience. Experience can be good or bad, relevant or irrelevant, general or specific, and so therefore should not be used by itself as an indication of proficiency. Therefore, NCCCO does not "grandfather" any candidates.
How long is the certification period?
CCO certification is issued for five-year periods. As a reminder of the need to recertify, candidates are sent a packet approximately one year prior to their certification’s expiration date. If additional certifications are obtained during the five-year period, they will share the same certification cycle and expiration date.
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