The word “Certification” is often misused as government agencies, such as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), use the term “qualification”. Becoming NCCCO certified is the next step in a professional career following OSHA qualification. This certification is designed for operators who are trained/experienced and currently work in crane operation. So what exactly does being NCCCO certified mean?
Being NCCCO Certified
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an internationally accredited organization that could provide the widely adopted and recognized crane certification. This certification includes written and practical portions of the exam, and this combination of crane-related experience and knowledge has been supplemented with input from the OSHA, the ANSI/ASME committees that developed and revise the B30 crane standard, and other industry experts. The result is reliable, valid, fair and effective tests for crane operators and associated trades.
Through these certifications, NCCCO’s mission is to continue to develop effective performance standards for those who work in and around cranes. For everyone involved, including employers, operators, and the general public, there is so much to be gained from helping to ensure only qualified people work in and around cranes. From the reduction of the crane and crane-related accidents to the preservation of your heavy equipment, employers can be assured that operators carrying an NCCCO certification have demonstrated that they have attained the knowledge and skills necessary for the numerous situations any job may face. This certification is not site/employer specific, but it is operator specific, non-transferable and valid for five years. A renewal license can be obtained if passing the required exams happens before the expiration date, of the current license that is held. Once an NCCCO license expires, the candidate must start the process from the beginning, taking the full written and practical exams, for any specialties that wished to be acquired.
Changes to Being NCCCO Certified in 2018
Beginning November 10, 2018, Federal OSHA published new construction regulations that require crane operator certification/qualification nationwide. For an individual, it is now mandatory to have the proper crane operator certifications [specialties] before you can operate the corresponding type of crane. For an employer, hiring operators who lack the proper certifications can bring you subject to legal trouble with OSHA and ASME. Under this rule, OSHA allows third-party certification, opening the gates to cost-effective and accessible methods for companies and operators to meet the new requirements.
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- Mobile Crane NCCCO Certification
- Telescopic Boom Cranes – Swing Cab
- Telescopic Boom Cranes – Fixed Cab
- Signal Person
- Rigger I
Total Equipment Training will equip you with study materials, classroom preparation, practice tests, and practical practice with the actual crane in on-site training events. Contact us today for more information about how you can meet requirements and become NCCCO certified today!