National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, or NCCCO
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, or NCCCO, exists as an independent, not-for-profit body that administers a nationwide program of training and certification for crane operators. Since its founding in 1996, NCCO has worked with the industry itself to develop courses and standards that reflect the requirements of the modern crane operator, both in terms of the practical operational knowledge and the necessary safety requirements crane operation needs today.
Their certifications cover all kinds of cranes, including mobile, boom trucks, tower cranes, overhead cranes and others, and include accreditation for operators, crane signal persons, riggers and lift directors as well. Whichever program you look at though, CCO certification programs are developed alongside industry experts, and since 1998 have received formal recognition by federal OSHA as meeting their requirements.
That recognition is key, and what makes NCCCO programs such an important part of any crane operator, or any other crane professional’s career. Approved courses give student’s the skills to operate safely, it is the core of everything the NCCCO do. By training new operators, riggers and signal persons to be safe from the very beginning of their careers, to base everything they do upon those safety choices, then it is creating a safer workplace for all.
A nationally recognized credential that is approved by the federal organization also ensures that those undertaking training programs that deliver NCCCO credentials are of a standard that meets federal requirements. That alone is crucial to finding employment in the industry, and why we here at ATS use NCCCO approved programs for all of our crane courses.
Why National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators
With NCCCO approved credentials, employers know that you have the skills, knowledge and technical understanding that is required to operate cranes safely, or work as a signalperson, rigger or in any other related position. These qualifications are recognized across the country, in any state potential employers will know that NCCO certified operators, riggers and so on have the skills needed, and this makes building a successful career a much easier prospect. In fact, with NCCCO credentials also being recognized internationally, your crane operator career has no limits once you have achieved accreditation.
Through transparent, quality assured standards of training and accreditation, it also ensures that every student reaches the required level, fair and open for everyone. That is true for every NCCCO course, including every one we offer. With ATS and NCCCO, you get the very best training, and the qualifications that are recognized around the world. Whether you are just starting out on your journey in the industry, or an experienced hand, having NCCCO accreditation tells potential employers you have what they are looking for, and help you to achieve your goals.