Study Tips for NCCCO Certification Exam

Study Tips for NCCCO Certification Exam

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Studying for the NCCCO certification exam can be a bit of a grind. Regardless of your familiarity of the equipment and its usage, there are a few key components to keep in mind when planning for the NCCCO certification exam, including preparation for the exam itself and plenty of rest.

As part of your preparation for the NCCCO exam, it’s best to review all the components of the NCCCO written exam and practical aspects of the exam beforehand. This can be done by reviewing the candidate handbook and taking the necessary NCCCO practice exams, many of which can be found on our website such as this NCCCO mobile crane practice exam. Practice tests for each specialty are available for purchase on our website.

Other useful ideas are reviewing reference material, talking with crane instructors prior to the exam for tips, and reviewing study guides.

NCCCO Certified Courses

In order to take an NCCCO certified course, every candidate must meet or adhere to certain criteria to be eligible:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Comply with both the NCCCO substance abuse policy as well as the code of ethics
  • Pass both the NCCCO written exam and the practical exam

Once eligibility to take the exam has been determined, candidates should begin looking into scheduling either the paper/pencil testing or the computer-based test followed by taking the practical exam.

NCCCO Reference Material and Practice Exams

A key piece of the actual exam preparation is reviewing any related reference material and taking NCCCO practice exams. Reference materials and NCCCO practice exams are available for candidates to review and should be used as part of the overall preparation and study.

For a full list of reference material and training tests, see the NCCCO handbooks. It’s important to become very familiar with the NCCCO assessment study guides as part of your overall preparation.

Ask an NCCCO Crane Instructor for Tips

As successful as reference material and practice exams are in preparing you for NCCCO certification and exams, sometimes good old-fashioned communication and questioning is just a great way to get a true idea of what lies ahead.

Talking to NCCCO crane instructors, as well as getting hands-on experience, are always very good ways to gain the necessary experience, skills, and preparation that you need.

Speaking with actual instructors for tips and suggestions, in addition to reviewing FAQ’s, provides a solid base of learning the basics.

Read All Modules and Study Materials for NCCCO Written Exam

When reviewing the reference material, it’s important to read the modules and NCCCO study guides very thoroughly. The NCCCO exams are in place to ensure every candidate is fully aware of the equipment, safety guides, and usage. The study material and practice tests will help you in this preparation.

Rest Before the NCCCO Exam

This is still an exam, so just as in school, it’s always important to be well-rested. A good night’s rest is definitely a smart move when preparing for any type of exam, but especially important for NCCCO certification exams. This is your livelyhood and career, so be prepared.

As with any type of testing, overall preparation, pre-testing, and rest are some of the most critical elements to prepare yourself. Total Equipment Training provides the top study guides, reference materials, and practice tests to ensure you are well prepared for your NCCCO exam.

Barb Fullman- CEO of Total Equipment Training
About the Author

As the owner of Total Equipment Training, Barb Fullman has been an active contributor to the heavy equipment training industry for over 23 years. Barb, a Penn State University graduate, is recognized as the highest ranking women-owned heavy equipment training business in the US. As a leading authority and provider of heavy equipment training, training manuals and tests based on OSHA Standards and Regulations, Total Equipment Trainings’ client list is composed of most of the Fortune 1000 companies focusing on energy, construction, heavy highway, and manufacturing.

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