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  • NCCCO Introduces "It’s Not Worth the Wait" Program
    Federal OSHA may have delayed its crane operator certification requirement for another year, but that’s no reason not to pursue training and certification.
  • Knuckleboom Cranes Move into Second Place
    Last year CCO Articulating Crane Operator certification became the second most popular CCO certification program (after mobile cranes), reflecting the increased market acceptance of “knucklebooms” (as they are often called) and loaders in the U.S. market.
  • Lift Director Q&A
    Can a crane operator be the lift director? Can you be cited for not having a lift director on the job? Do you need a lift director when it’s just a routine lift?
  • Liebherr Calculates on CCO Exams
    For the second year in a row, CCO certification candidates will benefit from being provided calculators for use on CCO paper-and-pencil written exams through the generosity and sponsorship of Liebherr Mobile and Crawler Cranes, a division of Liebherr USA, Co.
  • Mobile Crane Operator and Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in West Monroe, LA:
       • Mobile Crane Operator to be held April 10–12, 2018
       • Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs to be held
         April 9, 2018
  • World of Concrete Wrap-up
    NCCCO promoted its full line of crane personnel certification programs at the 43rd annual World of Concrete exhibition held this year January 22–26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • Investigation and Verification
    NCCCO provides employers with key tools to preserve the integrity of the CCO certification process including an online tool to verify CCO cardholders' current certification status.
  • It’s Not Worth the Wait
    The latest delay in OSHA's crane rule is no excuse to postpone certification. Here are five reasons why waiting for the rule to take effect is not a good idea.
  • OSHA Extends Operator Certification Deadline to 2018
    Reaffirms plans to remove capacity from requirement
    On November 9 OSHA published a Final Rule delaying its deadline for crane operators to be certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period. The Rule takes effect immediately.
  • Talking About the Certification Delay
    Since November 2017 was supposed to be the month the industry celebrated the milestone of mandatory crane operator certification, American Cranes & Transport checked in with NCCCO CEO Graham Brent to parse the delay and get his take on the future of the rule, if it will happen in 2018, and other issues pertinent to crane operator certification.
  • NCCCO Marks 20 Years of Providing Crane Operator Certification Services to Industry
    Two Decades On, Crane-Related Death and Serious Injury Significantly Reduced
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) today announced the 20th anniversary of its professionally developed and nationally accredited personnel certification programs.
  • What Does It Mean to be CCO-certified?
    A certified crane operator is not necessarily CCO-certified. Only NCCCO can provide the widely adopted and recognized CCO certification. While there are other companies that seek to certify crane operators, only one organization—the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)—provides CCO certification. For nearly twenty years, successful completion of the CCO certification requirements has informed the world that a crane operator is certified to NCCCO's high standards. Both "NCCCO" and "CCO" are federally registered trademarks owned by NCCCO and used in connection with education testing and certification. Learn more about CCO certification.



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