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  • Mobile Crane Operator and Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs Workshops
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Sacramento, CA:
       • Mobile Crane Operator to be held January 22–24, 2020
       • Practical Examiner Accreditation Refresher—Operator Programs to be held
         January 21, 2020
  • 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.
  • NCCCO Presents Inaugural Award for Lifetime Achievement
    Graham Brent 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.
  • Signalperson & Signalperson Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Fort Collins, CO:
       • Signalperson to be held December 12, 2019
       • Signalperson Refresher to be held December 12, 2019
  • 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.
  • Rigger Level I, Rigger Level II, & Refresher Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops Scheduled
    NCCCO is pleased to announce the following Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops to be held in Woodland, WA:
       • Rigger Level I to be held December 18–19, 2019 SOLD OUT
       • Rigger Level II to be held December 20–21, 2019
       • Rigger Refresher to be held December 16, 2019
  • 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.
  • Make Plans Now to Attend CONEXPO 2020
    If you thought it was too soon to start planning for CONEXPO 2020 – think again! The once-every-three-years international exhibition and seminar, North America’s largest, is only 10 months away and that’s close enough to start checking your calendars to carve out some quality time to make plans to attend the event, to be held in the second week of March next year. With 2,800 exhibitors across 2,500,000 square feet and some 150 education sessions, CONEXPO is a “must attend” for serious construction industry professionals.
  • 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.



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