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  • 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.
  • Articulating Boom Loader Operator & Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Program workshops to be held in Eugene, OR:
       • Articulating Boom Loader Operator to be held September 11–12, 2018
       • Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs to be held
         September 10, 2018
  • 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.
  • Mark Your Calendar: Third Industry Forum Slated for October
    NCCCO will hold the Third Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications, Wednesday, October 3, at the Maritime Institute of Technology near Baltimore.
  • 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.
  • OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule by 15 Days
    The period for submitting public comments is being extended by 15 days to allow parties affected by the rule additional time to review the proposed rule and collect information and data necessary for comment.
  • OSHA Removes Capacity Requirement
    OSHA has published its long-awaited Proposed Rule on Crane Operator Certification and Evaluation. As expected, OSHA has removed from its rule the requirement for crane operators to be certified according to the capacity of the crane.
  • NCCCO Elects Directors, Officers for 2018/2019
    The Board of Directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the industry leaders who will serve NCCCO during 2018–2019.
  • 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.
  • 44th Biannual Commissioners Meeting & Committee Meetings Held in Wisconsin
    Hosted by Associated Training Services (ATS), the 44th Biannual NCCCO Commissioners Meeting was held on April 27, 2018, at ATS headquarters in in Sun Prairie, WI.
  • 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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