About Our Preparatory Training Program and NCCCO Exams
To assist employers in preparing their employees to take the NCCCO written Articulating Crane National Certification Exams, we provide a preparatory classroom training program. Neither this classroom preparatory training program nor the practical testing is intended to be an entry level training program as the NCCCO National Certification Written and Practical Exams are designed to require the candidate to demonstrate the required craning knowledge, operating skill, and load handling requirements to pass these exams which are designed and defined by the NCCCO.
The 2-day Articulating Crane Workshop includes:
Classroom topics covered include:
- Preparatory classroom training comprised of professional lecture and instruction
- Comprehensive student workbooks
- Sectional practice knowledge checks/practice quizzes to verify course comprehension in preparing to take the written examination
- NCCCO Written Exams: ABL, ABC (includes ABL) , or ABW (includes ABC and ABL)
- NCCCO Practical Exams: ABL or ABC (there is very limited practice time allotted)
- Our NCCCO Coordinator assists with all NCCCO candidate applications, forms, and exam paperwork
More Information on the Requirements for NCCCO National Certification
To achieve NCCCO National Certification the candidate must pass all the required exams for the applicable crane classification. This requires passing both a Written Examination and a Practical Operating Examination within 12 months of each other. Certification is valid for 5 years.
- The causes of crane accidents and how to avoid them.
- Craning hazards including mandatory energized powerline clearances.
- The Federal OSHA crane rule and ASME National Safety Standards for Articulating Cranes.
- The Articulating Cranes basic hoisting components.
- The requirements for pre-shift, monthly and annual inspections.
- Calculate load ratings and understand the inspection criteria for wire rope and the hoist hook. (ABC and ABW classifications)
- How to plan lifts including ground surface requirements, cribbing, leveling, crane setup, hazard accountability, and how to utilize all available operator aids.
- Interpret, use data and calculate the lift solution from applicable NCCCO Articulating Crane rating charts.
- Requirements for signaling/spotting and recognize the approved crane hand signals.
- Calculating cubic feet and general load weights using the DOT weight charts.
- Understand the basic principles of safe load attachment and basic rigging including sling hitches, shackle use, angle loading, inspection/rejection criteria and sling rating charts.
- Our programs include the applicable NCCCO written exam application process and fees.
- Our programs include the applicable NCCCO practical exam application process and fees. NOTE: Candidates can bring their own Articulating Crane to take the practical exam on, if it meets all the NCCCO requirements (contact John Kirk for information).
- Test results are provided by NCCCO 3-4 weeks after completion of the exams. ID cards are issued directly from NCCCO.
Registration for the Articulating Crane National Certification course is coordinated through John Kirk at the OVERTON Safety Training, Inc. office. He can be contacted by phone at (866) 531-0403 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVERTON Safety Training, Inc. endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations and provides the NCCCO written and practical National Certification Exams.
For General Industry operators, not requiring National Certification
We offer a qualification training option that runs concurrently with the National Certification class described above. General Industry students will go through the classroom workshop and practice exams but will not take the NCCCO written exams or the NCCCO practical exams. There will be a separate written and practical exam for general industry students. Students who complete the General Industry course will receive a photo ID card from OVERTON Safety Training and copies of training records within 3 weeks of the class. Registration for the General Industry course can be submitted online at www.overtonsafety.com.