NCCCO was formed in January 1995 as a non-profit organization with its mission to develop effective performance standards for safe crane operation to assist all segments of general industry and construction.
By providing a thorough, independent assessment of knowledge and skills, NCCCO aims to enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate training, and give due recognition to the professionals who work in, with and around cranes The establishment of NCCCO was the culmination of almost 10 years continuous work by representatives of all industries that use cranes. In essence, the NCCCO program was developed by industry for industry, and continues to be supported by it. This diversity continues to be reflected through NCCCO’s Commissioners and Board of Directors who represent such groups as: contractors, labor unions, rental firms, owners, government, regulatory and standards-setting agencies, steel erectors, manufacturers, equipment distributors, construction firms, training consultants, and insurance companies. The wealth of crane knowledge these experts have brought to this effort has been coupled with the psychometric expertise of one of the nation’s most prestigious credentialing organizations, International Assessment Institute (IAI). IAI played a crucial role in the development of the NCCCO program and continues to assist in the administration and further development of NCCCO written and practical examinations. This combination of crane-related experience and exam development knowledge has been supplemented with input from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as well as the ANSI/ASME committees that developed and revise the B30 crane standard. The result is a sound, valid and effective test of an operator’s proficiency. The NCCCO crane operator programs are the only programs to have earned accreditations from the NCCA and ANSI as well as recognition by federal OSHA as meeting OSHA and ASME (ANSI) requirements for crane operator competency. Other government authorities that have conducted independent audits of CCO programs include : • The Department of Education, on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has qualified CCO certification for candidate fee reimbursement under the provisions of the Montgomery GI Bill of 2000 • The Department of Defense, which has approved the CCO program through its DANTES program to provide certification to military personnel serving worldwide Clearly, everyone-employers, operators, and the general public-has much to gain from ensuring only qualified people operate in and around cranes. You’ll find much more information about the NCCCO program on this web site, but if you have any other questions at any time, do not hesitate to contact us at http://nccco.org/ NCCCO is one of the sponsors of Sims Crane & Equipment’s Safety Seminar on January 11th, 2012.