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  • Final Rule on OSHA Crane Operator Certification Published
    Following the publication today in the Federal Register of the Final Rule for the qualification of crane operators, OSHA has provided further guidance and clarification on the effective dates of its new qualification requirements for crane operators. The two most important dates to be aware of are: November 10, 2018—Crane operators must be certified, and February 7, 2019—Employers must evaluate their crane operators.
  • Signalperson, Rigger Level I, Rigger Level II, & Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Addis, LA:
       • Rigger Level I to be held December 12–13, 2018
       • Rigger Level II to be held December 14–15, 2018
       • Rigger Refresher to be held December 10, 2018
       • Signalperson to be held December 11, 2018
       • Signalperson Refresher to be held December 11, 2018
  • OSHA Recognizes Certification by Type Alone
    OSHA has issued guidance to its compliance officers that will direct them to accept crane operator certifications that are based on type alone, rather than type and capacity. The guidance document published yesterday is intended to be an interim measure until the new final rule is published since this now looks unlikely to be before the language of the existing rule comes into effect on November 10, 2018.
  • Recertification Is the Hot Ticket in 2018!
    NCCCO is rolling out recertification exams for its newest programs. Recertification exams for Service Truck Crane Operators were launched in April, Digger Derrick Operator was released in September, and Lift Director will be available before the end of the year.
  • Texas Leads Signalperson, Rigger Surge
    NCCCO Signalperson and Rigger Level I/Rigger Level II programs are experiencing a surge in activity with year-to-date figures showing up to a doubling of examinations being administered over the same period.
  • A Model Collaboration
    NCCCO recently showed how performance standards and assessments can enhance safety and reduce risk in the crane industry at the 2018 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) conference hosted by the South African College Principals Organization in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • NCCCO Comments on OSHA’s Proposed Crane Rule
    NCCCO has reviewed OSHA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and has presented its responses, comments, and recommendations in a 13-page letter. Read the complete text of NCCCO’s comments on the Proposed Rule.
  • NCCCO Presents: Third Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications
    With OSHA’s November crane operator certification deadline looming, there’s never been a better time to discuss the certification, evaluation, and qualification of crane operators. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing at NCCCO’s Third Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.
  • Signs of a Younger Workforce Emerge
    If preliminary CCO certification statistics for the first half of this year are any indication, there may be some reason to believe a new generation of crane operators could be beginning to emerge.
  • International Crane Experts Meet
    The annual meeting of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee that oversees development and ongoing revision of the international crane standard took place in June in Helsinki, Finland.
  • OSHA’s Certification Rule: 5 Things You Need to Know
    After many years of dialogue with industry as to the meaning of certification and how it should be conducted, OSHA published a Proposed Rule towards the end of May that the agency hopes will fix the issues that have stood in the way of mandatory crane operator certification originally provided for in the crane rule published in 2010.
  • NCCCO Establishes New Violation Report Hotline
    Violations of a certification body’s policies, including the code of ethics and substance abuse policy, can threaten the trustworthiness of a certification program and erode its integrity. NCCCO has always taken such matters very seriously and in line with its policy of continuing improvement, has announced two major enhancements to its program integrity tools.
  • ANSI Reaccredits NCCCO
    Third five-year review is testimony to CCO certification integrity
    After a top-to-bottom review of National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators’ (NCCCO) certification programs and internal procedures, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has reaffirmed the accreditation of all 11 CCO certification programs that NCCCO has submitted to ANSI for review.
  • New CCO Foundation Drill Rig Operator Certification
    Work is well underway on the new CCO certification program for Foundation Drill Rig Operators, which NCCCO is developing in conjunction with ADSC — The International Association of Foundation Drilling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NCCCO Presents Its Official CONEXPO 2017 Video
    View the official NCCCO at CONEXPO 2017 Video highlighting all of NCCCO's activities.
  • 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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