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NCCCO recertification

Do Your Experienced Crane Operators Need NCCCO Certification or Recertification?

If your experienced crane operators need initial NCCCO certification or recertification, PTS is here for you. We specialize in refresher programs for NCCCO certification testing for operators of Mobile Hydraulic Cranes and Boom Trucks.

Please note: THE PREP & TEST PROGRAM IS A REFRESHER FOR EXPERIENCED CRANE OPERATORS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE CRANE OPERATION TRAINING. An experienced operator is defined as one who typically operates a crane at least 500 hours per year.

Program seating is limited. Please call Rich Lee at 614-863-8830 to schedule today.


First-Time NCCCO Certification

Written Exams

The mobile crane operator written examinations consist of a core examination in crane operation and up to four crane specialty examinations. Certification requires competency in both the core and one or more specialty designation(s).

The core examination has 90 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 90 minutes to complete the core examination. Each specialty examination consists of 26 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete each specialty examination.

Please visit the core exam outline for additional information regarding the written examination process.

Practical Exams

The mobile crane operator practical examinations demonstrate crane operation proficiency and are available in two crane types: Telescopic Boom Cranes—Swing Cab (TLL) and Telescopic Boom Cranes—Fixed Cab (TSS)

A candidate must pass the written core and at least one specialty examination as well as the corresponding practical exam(s) to be certified for a five-year period.

All candidates are required to take the core examination, regardless of the specialty(s) in which they wish to be certified.

Candidates may take the practical examination on one or two of the crane types provided they have already passed/will pass the written examination in the corresponding designation within the 12-month time frame.

The practical examination is comprised of six main tasks that increase progressively in the skill level tested. Skills tested include inspecting the equipment, hoisting, booming, swinging, following hand signals, and combination (multifunction) operations. Crane operation with load and without load is required.

View a video of the practical exam procedure.

How to Schedule an Exam

For individuals seeking first-time certification, PTS offers a five-day Crane Prep & Test refresher program that provides a combination of classroom and seat time to prepare for and take the NCCCO core and specialty written exams and the practical specialty exams. Upon successfully completing the NCCCO written and practical examinations, the graduate will receive NCCCO certification. Testing at PTS is limited to Mobile Hydraulic Cranes. The program tuition of $1,800 includes the NCCCO exam fees.

NCCCO Recertification

For NCCCO Recertification candidates, PTS offers a three-day Crane Prep & Test refresher program that provides classroom review concerning legal standards and load chart practice tests to prepare for and take the NCCCO core and specialty written recertification exams. Upon successfully completing the NCCCO written recertification examinations, the graduate will receive NCCCO recertification. The program tuition of $900 includes the NCCCO exam fees.

To apply, please take the Crane Prep & Test crane quiz today to determine whether the Crane Prep & Test program is right for you.

Upon successfully passing the Crane Prep & Test quiz, an e-mail will be sent to you that includes the appropriate NCCCO Candidate Application Written Exams form and a payment authorization form for the program and test fees.

E-mail the completed application and payment forms per the instructions provided at least two weeks prior to your desired class date. PTS will then e-mail you a class confirmation.