NCCCO Certification TRAINING

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Total Equipment Training endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and provides training to prepare candidates to pass their examinations and secure their NCCCO certifications.


The NCCCO was formed in 1995 as an independent, not-for-profit organization to establish and administer a nationwide program for the certification of crane operators. They are accredited by OSHA and ASME to meet all testing standards.

NCCCO Certification is considered the “gold” standard in crane and crane-related personnel certifications. Many states require NCCCO Certification as a pre-requisite of obtaining licensing. In order to keep fair and independent assessments of crane operators, NCCCO utilizes an independent third party to administer testing and grade exams. NCCCO provides a list of reference materials to study to be successful in passing the exam. It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain and study all of the reference materials.

Is NCCCO Certification Required?

According to OSHA, a crane operator must be certified by an accredited certifying entity like NCCCO in order to operate a crane. Employers must evaluate their crane operators accordingly to ensure operator compliance, safety, and expertise. Requiring an NCCCO certification establishes a baseline level of operator efficiency that employers can expect out of crane operators, increasing job site safety and enforcing best practices.

How Long Are NCCCO Certifications Good For?

An NCCCO certification is valid for five years. Candidates must complete recertification within the 12 months leading up to their current certification’s expiration date.


Total Equipment Training provides candidates all of the study materials they need, classroom preparation, mock practice tests, and practical practice using the actual crane and course used for the exam to be successful in passing the exam.
We are happy to offer “open” events for individuals or smaller companies. For your corporate training event, we will come to you. It is always better to test your employees on equipment they use every day and are comfortable with.


Total Equipment Training offers exam prep and testing for following:

Mobile Crane NCCCO Certification
Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Certification
Lattice Boom Truck Cranes Certification
Telescopic Boom Cranes – Swing Cab Certification
Telescopic Boom Cranes – Fixed Cab Certification

Overhead Crane NCCCO Certifications

Signal Person

Rigger I NCCCO Certification

All certifications require that candidates successfully pass a written and practical exam. NCCCO is an accredited Crane Operator Certification Program recognized by OSHA and most states that require certification of crane operators.

The following states require crane certification: California*, Connecticut, Hawaii*, Maryland*, Massachusetts, Minnesota*, Montana*, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania*, Rhode Island, Utah*, Washington*, West Virginia*, New Jersey*, New Mexico*, New York
The following cities require crane certification: Chicago, Philadelphia*, New Orleans*, New York City*, Omaha*, Washington D.C.
* Recognize NCCCO for Certification