National Commission for the
Certification of Crane Operators
Committed to Quality, Integrity, and Fairness in Testing since 1995

News Headlines

  • NCCCO Announces 25th Anniversary Celebrations
    NCCCO today used the mega industry event CONEXPO to kick off its celebration of the 25th anniversary of its professionally developed and nationally accredited personnel certification programs.
  • CCO Mobile Crane Operator Written Exams Now Available in Spanish
    In response to numerous industry requests to serve the growing Spanish-speaking construction labor force, NCCCO is making available its CCO Mobile Crane Operator written certification exams in Spanish.
  • New myNCCCO Mobile App Connects Certificants with Real-Time Data
    NCCCO has released its new myNCCCO mobile app for Apple iPhones and Android devices. Certificants can use the app to update their personal information and see their current certifications and their expiration dates.
  • NCCCO and NWSA Introduce New Telecommunications Tower Rigger Certification
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced the official launch of the Telecommunications Tower Rigger Level I (TTR-I) Certification Program.
  • Raising the Bar for Worksite Safety
    A new publication from NCCCO documents the evolution of the organization from its deep roots in the industry in the mid-1980s to the global leader in certification that it is today.
  • 25 Years of Making a Difference
    NCCCO kicks off its 25th anniversary year with the launch of a new website and 5-Star recertificant recognition program.
  • NCCCO Signs Agreement with FNRCO for Certification Services in Saudi Arabia
    NCCCO and the First National Company (FNRCO) have signed a contractual agreement for the certification of crane operators, riggers, and signalpersons in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • John Zarian Appointed to ANSI PCAC
    The ANSI National Accreditation Board has appointed NCCCO General Counsel and Director of Administration, John Zarian, to its Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) responsible for the ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation program.
  • Kenny Shinn Honored by NCCCO Commission
    Longtime NCCCO Commissioner and Committee member, Kenneth (“Kenny”) J. Shinn, who passed away June 5, was recognized for his contributions to crane safety at the most recent NCCCO Commission Meeting.
  • NCCCO to Remove Physical (Medical) Requirement for Certification Eligibility
    Employers in best position to make determination
    NCCCO has announced plans to remove the eligibility requirement for a physical evaluation for candidates for its certification exams, effective January 1, 2020.
  • Graham Brent Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
    Lauded for contributions to safety
    NCCCO has awarded its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to its founding CEO, Graham Brent.
  • ANSI Presents NCCCO with Inaugural Workforce Development Award
    Cites “Outstanding Accomplishments”
    The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) received the newly created ANSI Workforce Development and Innovation Award.
  • Crane Accidents the Focus of CONEXPO
    How do you prevent crane accidents, and what do you do if you have one? Two presentations slated for CONEXPO’s Crane & Rigging Education Track to be held next March address those topics in turn.
  • Demonstrating Safety in Latin America
    NCCCO took center stage in the demonstration area at the second-ever CONEXPO Latin America, held October 2–5 in Santiago, Chile.
  • OSHA Director Ketcham to Keynote at Industry Forum
    Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, Scott Ketcham, will provide the keynote presentation at the forthcoming Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.
  • CONEXPO 2020 Education Focus: Responsibilities of Onsite Personnel for Cranes
    This presentation by industry expert, Thom Sicklesteel, formerly president of Sicklesteel Cranes and now CEO of NCCCO, will focus on the different responsibilities of individuals on the jobsite, what their roles are, and what training and qualification is necessary to meet the requirements.
  • NCCCO Promotes Lift Safety at ICUEE
    As a leading advocate of jobsite safety and source of information for the industry, NCCCO was again highly visible at this year’s International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE).
  • A Dozen (More) Reasons to Come to CONEXPO!
    The crane-using community will be interested in the 12+ crane and rigging educational sessions at CONEXPO 2020 sponsored by the NCCCO Foundation and the SC&RA.
  • ANSI Grants NCCCO Continued Accreditation
    After a thorough onsite audit of its certification procedures and psychometric protocols, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has granted NCCCO continued accreditation for its more than 20 crane and crane-related personnel certifications.
  • Two Decades of OSHA Recognition
    Twenty years almost to the day that OSHA and NCCCO signed their historic agreement officially recognizing CCO certification as an objective assessment of the knowledge and skills of crane operators, representatives from the two agencies sat down again in the very same room at the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. that the Agreement had been signed in.
  • 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.