What is the NCCCO?

The NCCCO or the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators was formed in 1995 with the mission to develop effective performance standards for those who work in and around load handling equipment. Their certification programs are designed to ensure employees working with load handling equipment are skilled and knowledgeable.

NCCCO programs are accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and are officially recognized by OSHA.

Why get NCCCO certified?

  1. According to OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.1427, all crane operators in construction must be nationally certified and must be re-tested every 5 years. There are several other national organizations that have been approved to test candidates, but NCCCO is the most recognized program in the industry.
  2. Certified Crane Operators have expanded job opportunities. There is expected growth in the construction industry and certified crane operators are in high demand. The NCCCO certification is valid for 5 years. It is also transportable, meaning you can take it from employer to employer.
  3. When you are NCCCO certified, there is a reduced risk of accidents and incidents.
  4. The NCCCO certification process reviews the knowledge and skills to safely work in and around load handling equipment.

How can I get certified?

First, review the eligibility requirements. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age and comply with all NCCCO’s policies regarding substance abuse and ethics. Next, it is time to prepare for your written and practical exams. Call us to see when our next training course is being held or inquire about scheduling one at your facility. Once you have passed your written and practical exams, you will be issued your certification card from NCCCO.

We have been preparing candidates for the written and practical exams for many years with our comprehensive one-day training course. Don’t wait to begin the certification process. We offer a training class at our facility each month, but if you would like to host a private class, Safety Consulting Specialists can bring the class to your facility. To schedule your class or find out more about the NCCCO certification process, call 919-417-2139 today. We would be glad to speak with you.