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NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS (NCCCO

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CANDIDATE HANDBOOK
• OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

John Kennedy
Manitowoc Crane Group
VICE PRESIDENT

J. Chris Ryan
Boh Bros. Construction Co.
SECRETARY/TREASURER

Thom Sicklesteel
Sicklesteel Cranes
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Ronald Schad
Essex Crane Rental Corp.
CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONERS

Kerry Hulse
Deep South Crane & Rigging

This handbook and application packet for the NCCCO Overhead Crane Written and Practical Examinations contains the following important documents: a Candidate Written Examination Application form, a Candidate Practical Examination Application form, and a Physical Examination form. Please read this handbook carefully and retain it for reference throughout the certification process.

Vinal George Bell
Cianbro Equipment

Joseph Collins
Precision Resource Co.

Dale Daul
McGough Construction

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Do not discard this document.

Graham J. Brent
National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

NCCCO does not discriminate against any individual because of race, gender, age, creed, disability, or national origin.

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Dear NCCCO Candidate: Welcome to the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) overhead crane operator certification program. NCCCO is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to establish a fair and independent evaluation of crane operator knowledge and skills. Key to this industry-led effort has been the development of the NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations, first for mobile crane operators, and subsequently for tower, overhead, and articulating crane operators, riggers, and signalpersons. This NCCCO overhead crane operator certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These nationally recognized and accredited certification programs are the culmination of many years’ hard work by experts from the various industries and groups that use cranes, including construction, steel erection, utilities, crane rental, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and operating engineers. The NCCCO Overhead Crane Task Force that determined the content of the exams was made up of experts from all aspects of the crane industry—crane operators, training directors, managers, supervisors, manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of crane-related experience. These volunteers gave freely of their time and expertise with the primary goal of improving the safety of all whose work brings them into contact with cranes and lifting equipment. To ensure NCCCO examinations are—and remain—valid measurements of crane operators’ proficiency, NCCCO teamed its task force’s knowledge and experience with the exam development expertise of International Assessment Institute (IAI). Based in Clearwater, Florida, IAI continually analyzes the performance of NCCCO exams and reports to NCCCO’s Exam Management Committees. IAI also guides in the development of new examinations and assists NCCCO in the administration of its various Written and Practical Examinations. This Candidate Handbook has been prepared to provide you with comprehensive information about the NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations leading to certification for operating overhead cranes. NCCCO recognizes the commitment you are about to make and will do everything it can to make your experience a positive and successful one. If, after reading this handbook, there is anything you do not fully understand or need clarified, please call NCCCO at 703-560-2391 or e-mail info@nccco.org. NCCCO staff will guide you through any aspect of the program that you would like explained in more detail. Thank you for your interest—and good luck!

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.............................................................10 Written Examination Outline.8 Test Site Information...............9 Test Scoring Information................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Table of Contents Introduction................................................................................................................. 1 Program Description..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4 Substance Abuse Policy..7 Rescheduling................................................8 Admission Letters..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 Recertification Requirements..................................10 Information Release Policy................ .................................. ........................................................... All rights reserved............3 Experience.......... OCO CH REV 11/10 v ............................... 13 Reference List.................................................................................................................1 Certification Policies............................................................................................. ...................................................................................5 Written Examination Process............................................................................4 Disciplinary Policy.........................................................................................................1 NCCCO Examination Development................................................................................ Cancellations......................................................7 Submission of Application.........................................................................5 Change of Address..........11 Domain 5: Technical Knowledge.................................................................................................. ...11 Domain 4: Shutdown and Secure .......................................8 Application Deadlines......7 Examination Fees......... 7 Application Process to Take the Written Examination...........3 NCCCO Practical Examinations............................................................................................................................................................................3 NCCCO Written Examinations............................................................................8 Test Administration Schedule for NCCCO Examinations.......................9 Retaking the Examination(s)................................ .................................................................................. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5 Certification Cards..................................................................................... 14 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators................................... ....... ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 NCCCO Certification Time Frames...........................................................................................................11 Domain 3: Load Handling ...........3 Code of Ethics for Certified Crane Operators............... 3 Eligibility.....3 Physical Evaluation..............................12 Sample Questions.................................................................................................................................... 11 Domain 1: Pre-Operation Activities......................11 Domain 2: Work Requirements............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... and Withdrawals........................................

.................................................... 21 Candidate Application: Written Examination........ ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 Pre-Test Briefing.................15 Practical Exam Candidate Fees.............................................................19 Task 4: Trolley Laydown ..................................................15 Test Day..................................................................................................................................................19 Task 3: Negotiate Right Angle Corridor with Obstructions.................................................... .................... All rights reserved.......19 Post-Test Procedures................................. 17 Candidate Instructions..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Physician Instructions................................27 Change of Address Form.......................................17 Circumventing the Course...................................................... 15 Skills Tested...... OCO CH REV 11/10 ................15 Practical Hand Score Requests..................................................................................................... ...........................................................................18 Weather Conditions and Equipment Problems............................... ...........................................................................18 Task 1: True Vertical Lift..............................................................Practical Examination Process...................... ....................... ...................................................................15 Practical Scoring..........................17 Time Limits............................................................................................................................................................15 Practical Examination Outline..................................................... ......................................................................................... ..... ...........................................................................................................................................................................................29 Physical Examination Form.25 Recertification Application: Written Examination........17 Unsafe Act....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 vi © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators................................23 Candidate Application: Practical Examination...................................................................................18 Pre-Test Familiarization Period.........20 Candidate Application Forms.....................................................................................................................................17 Candidate ID and Signature.....................................................................15 Practical Score Reporting................................................................................................17 Tasks............................................................................................................18 Task 2: Place Load in Circle.................................................15 Scheduling a Test............................................................................................................................................................................

supervisors. selecting tasks. and safety practices keeps pace with changes in these areas. Please see pg.2. including riggers and signalpersons. additional benefit. A survey was given to a representative number of crane operators. it is believed. In concert with the NCCCO Overhead Crane Task Force.2 standard for Overhead and Gantry Cranes in an effort to lessen the burden on candidates preparing to take the examination. As detailed in this handbook. The study and survey were then used to generate the test blueprints and content specifications.nccco. Based on extensive discussions with representatives from all segments of business and industry who recognize the impact of construction safety issues. This task force teamed its knowledge and experience with the exam development expertise of International Assessment Institute (IAI). establishing reliability among tests. developing the scoring process. candidates may take the Practical Examination on either of the following overhead crane types: • Cab-operated • Pendant/remote control All overhead (bridge) and gantry cranes that meet the requirements of the ASME B30. The initial certification period is for five years. after which operators are required to recertify. not-for-profit organization formed in 1995 to set standards for fairly measuring the knowledge and proficiency required for the safe operation of cranes. All rights reserved. training directors. IAI also designed the Practical Examiner Accreditation Program whereby NCCCO trains and accredits certified crane operators to administer NCCCO Practical Examinations. equipment. OCO CH REV 11/10 . and fatalities Reduced risk of loss Assurance of operator’s abilities Less property damage Improved safety records Enhanced public image of crane operators that this goal could be achieved by setting the examination interval at five years. 1 All candidates are required to pass both Written and Practical Examination(s) to be certified. B30. NCCCO has identified the following potential benefits of operator certification: • • • • • • Fewer accidents. the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Examination was developed as a fair and objective assessment of the essential skills that a crane operator needs to operate overhead cranes safely. Candidates desiring to become certified should contact their organization’s Test Site Coordinator or see the NCCCO website (www. managers. B30. Periodic written examinations are necessary to ensure that certificants’ knowledge of industry standards. standardizing test conditions. and/or B30. This study identified the knowledge and skills necessary for safe crane operations. Little. NCCCO’s subject matter experts.11. Questions are selected for examinations on the basis of the content areas defined by the test blueprints. manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of cranerelated experience. Similarly. if any. NCCCO EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT The first step in the development of an objective test to measure what is required to operate overhead cranes safely was a job task analysis.16. Development of the Overhead Crane Operator Written Examination involved a panel of crane operation content experts who worked with the staff of International Assessment Institute to write and review all questions used in the examination. 14 for a complete Reference List. NCCCO currently administers a nationwide program of certifications for crane operators and related trades. reviewed the speed of such change in the industry and researched other comparable certification and licensing programs before determining © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. and trolley are covered by CCO certification exams.Introduction OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an independent. These exams were developed over an 18-month period by an NCCCO task force made up of experts from all aspects of the crane industry—crane operators. A practical (skills) examination is not required for recertification. IAI guided the NCCCO task force in establishing key elements of the program.17 standards and have powered functions for hoist. would accrue by more frequent testing.org) for a listing of open Test Sites. who validated that the knowledge recommended by the experts was vital to safe operations. and creating flexible application and scheduling procedures. working in conjunction with psychometric consultants. as long as the certificant meets specified experience and medical (physical) requirements. including identifying essential skills. bridge. Each examination contains a unique combination of questions from the question bank. Note that the NCCCO Exam Management Committee draws questions from the ASME B30. injuries.

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The Overhead Crane Operator Recertification Examination consists of 30 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 45 minutes. candidates must: • Be at least 18 years of age • Meet medical requirements • Comply with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy • Pass a Written Examination • Pass a Practical Examination • Comply with the Code of Ethics for Certified Crane Operators NCCCO CERTIFICATION TIME FRAMES Candidates may take their Written and Practical Exams in either order.2 physical requirements throughout their certification period. or training on cranes. the new five3 PHYSICAL EVALUATION Certified crane operators must continue to meet ASME B30. EXPERIENCE NCCCO certification exams are designed for operators who are trained and who currently work in crane operation. Any tests passed within a 12-month period count towards certification. Candidates who are unsuccessful after two attempts must take and pass the regular Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam. Recertification candidates are allowed two attempts to pass the Overhead Crane Operator Recertification Written Exam before their certification expires. must do so before their certification expires. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the Overhead Crane Operator Written Examination. Cranerelated experience is defined as: operating. RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS NCCCO certification is valid for five years. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examinations to be certified again. and they must attest to their agreement to this requirement on their application.000 hours of cranerelated experience during their period of certification do not need to take the Practical Exam to recertify. Candidates have 12 months from the time they pass the initial Written or Practical Exam they take to pass the corresponding (Written or Practical) exam. the following: • NCCCO Physical Examination Form—valid for three years • A current Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner’s Certificate—valid for two years NCCCO WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS The Written Examination consists of a single examination in overhead crane operation. but are not limited to. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Regardless of the date of the recertification examination within that one-year period. Recertification candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date. however. OCO CH REV 11/10 . All rights reserved. Candidates may take their Recertification Written Examination up to one year prior to their certification’s date of expiration.Certification Policies OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for certification. This includes: • Passing the Recertification Written Examination • Continuing to meet medical requirements • Compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy • Compliance with the Code of Ethics Candidates who can attest to at least 1. This examination has 60 multiple-choice questions. Means of compliance with ASME physical requirements include. inspecting. a candidate who fails the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam in January 2011 but passes the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam in June 2011 has until May 2012 to retake and pass the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam. There is no grace period after their certification’s expiration date. NCCCO PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS The Practical Examination demonstrates crane operation proficiency and may be taken on either of the following overhead crane types: • Cab-operated • Pendant/remote control Candidates must pass both the Written and Practical Examinations to be certified for a five-year period. maintaining. Recertification candidates who do need to take the Practical Exam for any reason. For example.

org/general/testsites. Suite 505 Fairfax. and that the public is protected against unprofessional and unethical conduct by certificants. warnings. Candidates may also locate open NCCCO Written Exam Test Sites at www. such as ethical standards and policies and procedures for disciplinary action. All rights reserved. not from the end of their current certification period. Following the investigation of the complaint. and that they all have a chance to respond to the complaint. [Note: Candidates who recertify more than 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date will have their new certification period begin immediately. the following: 1. Evidence of non-compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy 4. I will: iv.year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. NCCCO has a two-tier process to ensure that issues regarding the practice and conduct of certified crane operators are fairly and reasonably investigated and determined. Make my management aware if I have safety concerns relating to the lifting operations that I am performing v. Candidates wishing to recertify should contact the Test Site Coordinator who set up their initial certification. or the crane manufacturer vi. Free of bias with regard to religion. the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs the certificant and the complainant of its decision. as set forth below: As an NCCCO-certified crane operator. Candidates whose employment circumstances have changed should ask their new employer to schedule a test administration. Not misrepresent or knowingly deceive others concerning my experience or the capabilities of myself or the crane that I am operating vii. age. gender. Evidence of culpability in an accident during certification period 5. recognized safety standards. and disability ii. Evidence of non-compliance with ASME B30 medical requirements 6. Complaint procedures have been designed to ensure that only valid and actionable complaints are considered and investigated. So as to protect nearby general public property and the environment In addition.nccco. Grounds for revocation of certification status include. or instructions set forth by OSHA. which are the property of NCCCO. Appeals should be addressed to: CODE OF ETHICS FOR CERTIFIED CRANE OPERATORS Certified crane operators must comply with NCCCO’s Code of Ethics for Certified Crane Operators during their certification period. stating the grounds for the appeal. I understand that I must return the card to NCCCO immediately if requested to do so Executive Director National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) 2750 Prosperity Avenue. that all parties involved in the complaint have an opportunity to document circumstances warranting the complaint. Not misrepresent or misuse my certification card or the NCCCO logo. If the complaint is considered actionable. OCO CH REV 11/10 4 . Not knowingly violate safety-related regulations.html DISCIPLINARY POLICY NCCCO’s Ethics and Discipline Committee is responsible for establishing and implementing standards of conduct. Complaints against certificants are initially investigated by NCCCO’s Manager of Test Integrity. Period of certification exceeded without renewal 2. I will perform my work in a manner: i. VA 22031 NCCCO has established policies and procedures to address alleged violations of the Code of Ethics fairly and consistently. but are not limited to. ethnicity. Evidence of falsification of any information on any documents submitted to NCCCO or its agents 3. national origin.] Recertification exams are available at regularly scheduled test administrations. So as to place the safety and welfare of workers associated with the lifting operation above all other considerations iii. who reports to NCCCO’s Ethics and Discipline Committee. Evidence of non-compliance with the Code of Ethics Certified operators who wish to appeal a decision regarding revocation of their certification status must do so in writing to the Appeals Committee. the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs both the certificant and the complainant of the official opening of the investigation.

look-alike drugs. or hallucinogen. Changes of address should be sent to International Assessment Institute (IAI). © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. controlled substances (including trace amounts). NCCCO–certified crane operators shall comply with the substance abuse testing provisions of ASME B30. An exception to this rule is that an operator may use such a substance or drug if it is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner who is familiar with the operator’s medical history and all assigned duties and who has advised the operator that the prescribed substance or drug will not adversely affect the operator’s ability to operate an overhead crane safely. They must be in writing. he/she may request an updated certification card. Failure to do so may cause them to miss important updates on the NCCCO program that could affect their certification. If an operator has previously certified in mobile and/or tower cranes and subsequently becomes certified in overhead cranes. It is a condition of certification that crane operators certified by NCCCO attest to their compliance with this Substance Abuse Policy. they must notify NCCCO as soon as possible. A form for this purpose is provided on page 29 of this handbook. designer drugs. depressant. A certified operator may only hold one certification card at a time. All rights reserved. Non-compliance with this policy automatically revokes a candidate’s certification status. The decision of the NCCCO Board of Directors is final. or any other substance that may have an effect on the human body of being a narcotic. This includes illegal drugs. Updated or replacement cards may be obtained from International Assessment Institute at a cost of $25. stimulant. but can be sent via letter or fax.If a sanction is imposed. CHANGE OF ADDRESS If candidates or CCO card holders change their address. CERTIFICATION CARDS Certified operators receive a laminated photo ID card at no cost when they certify for the first time and when they complete the requirements for recertification. OCO CH REV 11/10 5 . SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY It is the policy of NCCCO that crane operators shall not use any prescribed or over-the-counter substances that would impair their ability to operate cranes safely. the certificant may request an appeal of the decision to the NCCCO Board of Directors.2.

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Then call the number provided in the email to schedule the test(s) with LaserGrade. Test results are available immediately. All rights reserved. but be aware that materials such as cell phones. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525/Fax: 727-461-2746 Check the completed application to ensure that all information is accurate and complete. Please do not staple the check or money order to the application form. coats. The content of both test formats is identical. Follow the directions carefully when filling in the required information. The CBT Frequently Asked Questions page includes links to a directory of PSI/LaserGrade locations and an online application form. but do include payment in the envelope with all the other application materials. Information about the specific locations of the Test Sites will be available approximately four weeks prior to the examination. wait 24 hours. calculators. Incomplete applications. Go to the selected test center at the scheduled date and time. Deadlines Please note that all deadlines are UPON RECEIPT deadlines. See the © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Option Candidates desiring to take their written exam(s) using the CBT option should visit nccco. Suite 900 Clearwater. Credit cards may also be used (VISA. IAI will send an authorization email within 48 hours. Applications are due two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date.Written Examination Process OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR APPLICATION PROCESS TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION Mobile Crane Operator written exams and recertification exams may be taken either in a traditional pencil-andpaper format at an approved NCCCO written exam test site or as a computer-based test at more than 250 PSI/ LaserGrade test centers across the country. Written Exam Test Site Coordinator Handbook or contact NCCCO for further information. After the candidate completes and submits the online application. EXAMINATION FEES The appropriate examination fee(s) must be enclosed with the application. Candidates eligible to sit for the examination will receive an admission letter approximately one week before the scheduled test administration date. Professional documentation in support of a request for accommodations must be submitted to NCCCO no later than four weeks prior to the scheduled test date. or American Express). After receiving the authorization email. All returned checks will be subject to a $30 fee. OCO CH REV 11/10 7 . In addition to the application. MasterCard. in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).org to see a schedule of upcoming Test Dates and Locations and then submit a completed Candidate Application form with the appropriate documentation to NCCCO’s testing partner IAI.org and click on the Computer-Based Testing link under Test Dates and Locations. Do not send cash. should be sent to: Pencil-and-Paper Option (Traditional Test Site) Candidates desiring to sit for a pencil-and-paper written exam(s) should visit nccco. This could result in the candidate NOT being able to sit for the examination(s). and/or inaccurate documentation will delay processing and incur additional fees. make sure that the appropriate fees are enclosed. Candidates and the Test Site Coordinator are solely responsible for making sure that completed and accurate applications reach International Assessment Institute by the stated deadline. and bags are not permitted in the test room. International Assessment Institute Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. incorrect payment. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION The Candidate Application and Physical Examination forms are located at the back of this handbook. Candidate Applications with the appropriate fees. hats. Checks and money orders payable to International Assessment Institute are preferred. as well as any correspondence and requests for information concerning the administration of NCCCO examinations. Bring a photo ID and the authorization email. Candidates Requesting Testing Accommodations Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. Application deadline examples are shown on page 8. LaserGrade will send an appointment confirmation email within 24 hours.

.... For example. ... Other Fees: Candidates will be charged an additional $50 fee if their application is late. $50 (For current NCCCO-certified mobile crane operators. or new candidates who are registering for mobile crane operator exams at same time) • Updated/replacement certification card ...... include full name. $25 The same fees apply for retest examinations. $165 • Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam. When the candidate is ready to reschedule his/her Written Examination.. Candidate Applications that arrive after that time cannot be accepted. All rights reserved.. site number.... OCO CH REV 11/10 .... may be accepted for an additional $50 late fee. Please write a letter to International Assessment Institute describing the situation.. Emergency Cancellations or Withdrawals ONLY the following situations will be accepted as grounds for emergency cancellations or withdrawals: • Called to work—supporting documentation required: letter from employer • Candidate illness—supporting documentation required: doctor’s note • Family death—supporting documentation required: death certificate or obituary notice Requests for medical and personal emergency withdrawals are handled by International Assessment Institute. Applications received after the main application deadline.. (ET) on the Monday evening prior will be accepted.. until he/she reschedules. Candidates will NOT receive a refund if they decide they no longer wish to take the test. Candidates will be charged an additional $25 fee if: • They wish to reschedule without a valid reason (see Emergency Cancellations or Withdrawals) • They need a duplicate/replacement certification card or score report They will be charged an additional $30 fee if: • Their application form is incomplete • They do not send in full payment • Their credit card cannot be processed for any reason • Their check is returned • They want to add to or change the exams they want to take after scheduling has been completed (in addition to the exam fee) All application materials must be received at International Assessment Institute’s office according to the application deadlines illustrated below. International Assessment Institute must receive notification in writing no later than seven business days prior to the examination date.Written Examination Fees: • Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam.. TEST ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE FOR NCCCO EXAMINATIONS NCCCO Written Examinations are available for administration on demand with at least four weeks’ notice.... and social security number as well as the scheduled test date. Candidates will. The candidate’s fees will be held 8 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.... he/she must notify International Assessment Institute and submit the necessary documentation and fees to International Assessment Institute by the deadline for the rescheduled test date. When the candidate reschedules he/she will need to pay an additional $25 rescheduling fee.. RESCHEDULING. International Assessment Institute must receive written notification within seven business days after the scheduled examination date or all application fees will be forfeited.. for a test administration on a Saturday.... Candidates withdrawing or canceling after the deadline or not sitting for the examination will forfeit all application fees and will NOT receive a refund. however. late applications that arrive at IAI’s testing office by 5 p.. be allowed to reschedule for a future examination administration. and supporting documentation indicated above.. Walk-in candidates cannot be accepted under any circumstances..... . address.. AND WITHDRAWALS Should a candidate be unable to sit for the examination. CANCELLATIONS.. but at least four business days prior to the exam administration deadline..m.

the candidate will no longer be eligible for certification. ADMISSION LETTERS Approximately one week before the scheduled test date. the reporting time. registered and eligible candidates approved to take NCCCO Written Examination(s) will receive an admission letter by mail. OCO CH REV 11/10 9 . The admission letter contains information regarding the test center address. Test Day January S 7 14 21 28 M 1 8 15 22 29 T 2 9 16 23 30 W 3 10 17 24 31 Th 4 11 18 25 F 5 12 19 26 Sa 6 13 20 27 Materials to Bring to the Test Site Each candidate must bring the following items to the Test Site: • Photo identification • Admission letter for the specific test date • Two sharpened #2 pencils (to complete the examination answer sheet) • A good eraser NOTE: No books. invalidate the results of the examination. • A candidate’s signature on the answer sheet for the administration of the examination confirms that the candidate has read and understands the above statements. calculators. cellular phones. such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid. Test Security For the purposes of test security. Candidates are required to show identification and sign the Test Site roster upon entry to the testing area. beepers. candidates who sit for NCCCO examination(s) acknowledge that they understand the following: • The examination is the exclusive property of NCCCO. • Candidate participation in any irregularity occurring during the examination. • Theft or attempted theft of an examination booklet or any of its pages is punishable as a felony. or other appropriate remedy. candidates must bring photo identification to the Test Site on the day of the administration. All rights reserved. including memorization. or other materials will be allowed in the examination room. as evidenced by an observation or subsequent statistical analysis. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the examination unless he/she presents an admission letter valid for the specific test date. may be sufficient cause to terminate participation. the examination(s) the candidate is registered for. TEST SITE INFORMATION Identification at the Test Site In addition to an admission letter valid for the specific test date. Sample deadlines shown are for a test date of January 29. These comments should be accompanied by the candidate’s name (which is optional). If at any time it is confirmed that a candidate has not met all the requirements. the specific exami- © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Candidate Question Comment Forms Candidates can comment on the examination(s) as a whole or on specific items within an examination by writing their comments on the Candidate Question Comment Form. Acceptable forms of photo identification are: • Passport • Government-issued driver’s license • Work identification NOTE: Candidates without appropriate identification documents will NOT be admitted to take the NCCCO Certification Examination(s). No part of the examination(s) may be copied or reproduced in part or whole by any means whatsoever. • The examination and the questions contained therein are protected by federal copyright law. This admission letter must be presented at the Test Site to gain admittance to the examination(s).APPLICATION DEADLINES Tests can be administered at any time as long as the application deadlines are met. and the materials candidates need to bring with them on the day of the administration. Candidate Applications due two weeks prior to test. Written Test Site Application Request Form due four weeks prior to test date. scratch paper. • Candidates verify that they have successfully met the physical/medical requirements and are eligible to take this examination.

or any other person or entity that may inquire in writing to the Commission. Examination results are mailed to candidates approximately 12 business days after the examination administration. the number of test questions answered correctly) to scaled scores. the site code. Hand-scoring requests must be accompanied by a processing fee of $25 for one test score or $50 for two or more failed test scores per test administration. and the test date. All candidates will receive a score report of their performance. provided their request is made in writing within three months of the test date. 10 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. In a criterion-referenced examination. Candidate scores cannot be given over the telephone. and candidate performance on the examination is not compared to the performance of others taking the examination. Hand Score Requests Candidates not passing the examination(s) may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of their answer sheet(s). OCO CH REV 11/10 . Score Reporting NCCCO Written Examinations are electronically scored by International Assessment Institute. All rights reserved. Candidates will receive credit only for answers recorded on the scannable answer sheet. the passing score is set beforehand. a candidate must obtain a score equal to or higher than a predetermined passing score to pass the test.nation and question referred to. Candidate results are reported as a scaled score. NCCCO and International Assessment Institute will discuss score-related matters with the candidate or the candidate’s legal representative only. The name and certification status of individuals who have successfully passed NCCCO examinations may be published and released upon request to employers and other interested parties. the hand-scoring fee will be refunded in full.. In reporting the examination results to candidates. INFORMATION RELEASE POLICY NCCCO may release any information regarding a candidate’s examination application and a candidate’s examination administration to any employer. Florida 33755 Phone: (727) 449-8525 Fax (727) 461-2746 In the event that the hand scoring of a failing candidate’s answer sheet results in a passing score. i. which are set for all administrations of the examination(s). RETAKING THE EXAMINATION(S) Candidates who fail an examination(s) may retake the examination(s) by reapplying and paying all corresponding fees. regulatory agency..e. Examination comments are reviewed by NCCCO content experts on a regular basis. International Assessment Institute — Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. Answers marked in the test booklet(s) will NOT be counted toward a candidate’s score. NOTE: Only comments completed on the Candidate Question Comment Form at the Test Site will be considered for review. The scaled score is not a numberanswered-correctly score. The passing score represents an absolute standard and is determined by a panel of NCCCO content experts using a psychometrically accepted standard-setting methodology. statistical procedures are used to convert raw scores (i.e. Suite 900 Clearwater. Requests should be mailed to: TEST SCORING INFORMATION Test Scoring NCCCO Written Examinations are criterion-referenced examinations. it is important to complete the answer sheet according to the instructions provided by the Chief Examiner on the day of the exam. with a score of 70 representing the minimum passing score for this test. For this reason.

Know warning and capacity labeling requirements. Know how to operate hoist. bridge. Know how to inspect wire rope or chain condition and how to ensure proper spooling. Know how to determine how much the load weighs. 9. Know applicable bumper/stop requirements. Know how to minimize load swing. Know how to safely set load down and remove rigging. Know ASME B30. Understand all warning devices. Know how to communicate lift activities to other workers. Know how to verify crane and load path is clear of personnel and obstructions. Know shutdown procedures. Know how to use all limit devices and control functions. 8. 3. 16. 5. Know how to identify signalperson. 6. 3. 2. Know where to park the crane. 8. Know load block. 3. DOMAIN 3: LOAD HANDLING Approximately 27% of test 1.20). 7. Know the proper use of below-the-hook lifting devices (ASME B30. OCO CH REV 11/10 11 . 11. 10. Know when to activate warning alarm system.g. 17. Know lockout/tag-out condition resolutions. 14. 13. 5. and trolley safely. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. and travel. 7. 2. Know how to perform initial inspection of both visual and audible hazards. 18. Know how to perform hoist-brake check with load. 5. Know proper rigging selection and applications. Know how to verify communication devices (e. stop. Know how to verify floor capacity. Domain 1: Pre-Operation Activities • Approximately 27% of test Domain 2: Work Requirements • Approximately 27% of test Domain 3: Load Handling • Approximately 27% of test Domain 4: Shutdown & Secure • Approximately 4% of test Domain 5: Technical Knowledge • Approximately 15% of test DOMAIN 1: PRE-OPERATION ACTIVITIES Approximately 27% of test 1. 12. 15. Know where to locate and verify access to main runway disconnect. Know applicable fire extinguisher requirements.. Know where to check for oil leaks. hook. Know ASME B30. Know proper control labeling and conditioning. Know emergency shutdown procedures. DOMAIN 4: SHUTDOWN AND SECURE Approximately 4% of test 1. Know when to report deficiencies or problems to supervision. Know how to move crane into correct lifting position to assure true vertical lift of load. 8. Know pendant control strain relief requirements. 4.Written Examination Outline OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The Overhead Crane Operator Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to the operation of overhead cranes: DOMAIN 2: WORK REQUIREMENTS Approximately 27% of test 1. Know brake test procedure. All rights reserved. Know applicable requirements for guards. 2.2 hand signals. Know how to use emergency stop function. 9.2 control layout. 7. 6. and latch requirements. 6. radios) are functioning correctly. 3. 2. Know how to avoid shock loading. 4. Know how to avoid side pulling or swinging of load during start. 4.

Know OSHA 1910. All rights reserved. 12 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Know ASME B30.184 . Know ASME B30.179 .Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge. Top Running Trolley Hoist). 2.Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices. Understand crane manufacturers’ operating instructions.Overhead and Gantry Cranes.20 . Know OSHA 1910. 6. and regulations.2 . Know other applicable rules. OCO CH REV 11/10 . 5. 7.Slings. Single or Multiple Girder. standards. 3. 4. Know functions and limitations of crane components and attachments.DOMAIN 5: TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE Approximately 15% of test 1.

179 b. According to ASME B30. Stopping b. The OSHA CFR 29 standard relating to slings is: a. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Guide U. 100 lbs. 50 lbs.181 c.198 4. All rights reserved.S. 1910. b. 1910. Reliable persons b. Creating a braking motion by applying energy to reverse the motor is called: a. government and other regulatory bodies on tower cranes d. Mouth 3. 200 lbs. Jogging 2. ASME B30. Guide U. Throat d. 1910. Plugging c. 1910. government and other regulatory bodies on overhead crane criteria c. Trained persons c. Have no binding effect on the overhead crane industry b.S. The weight markings must be identified on a structural or mechanical below-the-hook lifting device if the weight exceeds: a. 1. Latch gap b. 150 lbs. Tongue c. below-the-hook lifting devices shall be operated by: a.20. Inching d. A hook’s opening is called its: a.184 d.2 standards: a.Sample Questions OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following sample test questions are typical of the style and content of the questions used in NCCCO Written Examinations. d. Knowledgeable persons d. Are accepted internationally 5. c. Anyone 6. OCO CH REV 11/10 Question # 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 Answer B C C B B B .

P. MasterCard.00 BOB’S OVERHEAD CRANE & RIGGING HANDBOOK Desk size: $21. check. American Express. (Prices shown current at press time. VA 22031-4312 Ph: 703-560-2391 Fax: 703-560-2392 e-mail: info@nccco.donpellow.org Order by Mail: $62. MasterCard. Box 2900 Fairfield. T6E 5X2 Canada ph: 780-962-4548.S. fax: 816-931-4113 Payments accepted: Check. All rights reserved. check. VISA.asme. check. fax: 201-882-1717 Pellow Engineering Services 406 West 50th South Kansas City.gov Order by Mail: CMAA CRANE OPERATION MANUAL (2003) $5.00 Order by Internet: www. OCO CH REV 11/10 .00 Pocket Size: $10.2 (2005) OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES And successive addenda $58.00 Order by Internet: www. Box 9590 Edmonton. PART 1926 SUBPART CC—CRANES AND DERRICKS IN CONSTRUCTION. MO 64112 ph: 877-473-5569.O.00 IPT Publishing and Training Ltd. U. fax: 780-962-4819 Payments accepted: VISA. American Express.00 Order by Internet: www. money order ASME B30.00 MANUAL (2005) + S&H $10. NC 28217 Ph: 704-676-1190 Fax: 704-676-1199 NCCCO 2750 Prosperity Avenue.com Order by Mail: ASME B30.iptbooks.org Order by Mail: Material Handling Institute 8720 Red Oak Boulevard. Alberta.179—OVERHEAD & GANTRY CRANES. money order 14 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.org Payments accepted: VISA.osha. NJ 07007 ph: 800-843-2763. Suite 505 Fairfax. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.00 + S&H $5.) Candidates are strongly advised to become familiar with manufacturers’ operator’s manuals in preparing for the NCCCO certification examinations. MasterCard.mhia.Reference List OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following reference materials are used by NCCCO’s Examination Committee to verify the accuracy of NCCCO test questions. money order OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.20 (2006) BELOW-THE-HOOK LIFTING DEVICES And successive addenda Order by Internet: http://catalog. IPT’S CRANE AND RIGGING TRAINING $34. Suite 201 Charlotte. PART 1910. American Express.com Order by Mail: American Society of Mechanical Engineers 22 Law Drive.184—SLINGS Order by Internet: www. Discover. AND PART 1910. Diner’s Club Payments accepted: VISA. MasterCard.

wherever and whenever they may test. Hand-scoring requests must be accompanied by a processing fee of $25 for each test requested. hoisting. and combination (multifunction) operations. The Examiner’s task is primarily to record the performance of the candidates. Crane operation with load and without load is required.. The scoring of candidates’ performances is done off site at the facilities of International Assessment Institute.. The testing procedure has been developed to provide the highest degree of standardization and reliability. Florida 33755 Phone: (727) 449-8525/Fax: (727) 461-2746 In the event that the hand scoring of a failing candidate’s answer sheet results in a passing score. OCO CH REV 11/10 International Assessment Institute — Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. PRACTICAL HAND SCORE REQUESTS Candidates not passing the examination(s) may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of their answer sheet(s). PRACTICAL SCORE REPORTING All candidates receive score reports of their performance. A score of 74 represents the minimum passing score for the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Examination.. Both the Practical Examination and the scoring system have been validated by NCCCO’s pilot testing program and verified by International Assessment Institute. Suite 900 Clearwater. . $50 The same fees apply for retest examinations. they may batch score sheets from several test administrations over a number of days. Requests should be mailed to: PRACTICAL SCORING Candidate performance on the Practical Examination is recorded by an NCCCO–accredited Practical Examiner. and successfully completing an accreditation workshop. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. NCCCO provides a Test Site Layout (CAD) for each type of overhead crane used for the Practical Examination to ensure the examination remains standardized for all candidates.. All rights reserved. along with any required supporting materials.. Examination results are mailed to candidates approximately 12 business days after the receipt of their Practical Examination score sheets by International Assessment Institute.. passing the Written and Practical Exams. bridge travel. SCHEDULING A TEST Candidates for the Practical Examination should contact their Test Site Coordinator to determine the date of the next scheduled Practical Exam.. 15 ... Please note that while Practical Examiners are encouraged to expedite score sheets after each test administration.. TEST DAY Candidates must report to the Test Site at the scheduled time.Practical Examination Process OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR SKILLS TESTED The NCCCO Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam may be taken on either of the following crane types: • Cab-operated • Pendant/remote control The Practical Examination is comprised of four main tasks that increase progressively in the skill level tested.. PRACTICAL EXAM CANDIDATE FEES The appropriate fee must be submitted with the candidate’s application through the Test Site Coordinator. the hand-scoring fee will be refunded in full.. $60 • Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam (For current NCCCO–certified mobile crane operators or new candidates registering for the mobile crane operator exams at the same time). Alternatively. Candidates must bring their completed Practical Exam Candidate Application forms and fees with them to their scheduled examination. candidates may contact NCCCO for information about open practical Test Sites. which at a minimum shall meet OSHA requirements. Examiner requirements include meeting requirements for certification. All candidates shall comply with Test Site requirements concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). Candidates may lose points either through operational errors or exceeding established optimum time limits.. Skills tested are: trolley travel. This means that candidates may receive their score reports from IAI more than three weeks after their test administration. provided the request is made in writing within three months of the test date. • Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam..

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Unsafe acts include but are not limited to the following: • Dropping the load hook. as provided to candidates at the time of testing. It is important that you understand these instructions. If you are familiar with the operation of the test crane.Practical Examination Outline OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following is an outline of the practical testing procedure. You will also watch a short video showing all the tasks you will be required to perform during the examination. you may elect to test first to allow other candidates time to review the operator’s manuals. please request clarification from the Examiner. Once you have completed all of the tests you are taking. If the task is completed within the optimum time period. 17 TIME LIMITS For all scored tasks an optimum time limit has been set and is stated as part of the task descriptions. or Test Weight (on ground) • Contacting load or load line with pendant or pendant line • Uncontrolled or reckless operation • Failure to respond to a stop signal • Contacting an obstruction with crane or Test Weight • Load touching any part of the candidate’s body during the exam • Engaging the upper limit switch • Any action that in the judgment of the Examiner could endanger personnel or equipment at the Test Site Note that you may not walk through the Right Angle Corridor at any time during the exam. UNSAFE ACT If. Once you exceed this time limit. inside or outside of the corridor All points for a task are lost if a circumvention occurs. you will be informed of the make and model of the crane and the weight of the test load. block. you will have lost all the points allotted to that particular task. You will be required to complete all phases of the test in sequence. Note that slightly longer times are allowed for cab-operated cranes with a cab floor/platform more than 25 feet above the ground. you commit an unsafe act. The Examiner has the authority to stop the task at any time if he/she feels that the candidate is attempting to circumvent the course. you must leave the test area. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test are allowed in the test area. The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for setting the testing schedule. PRE-TEST BRIEFING While you are waiting to take your test you will have sufficient time to read this description of the tasks to be performed and review the operator’s manual for the crane you will operate. During the Practical Examination. you receive no time penalty. If you take one and a half times as long as the optimum time. Otherwise. TASKS The four tasks are: • Task 1: True Vertical Lift • Task 2: Place Load in Circle • Task 3: Negotiate Right Angle Corridor with Obstructions • Task 4: Trolley Laydown There is also a Pre-Test Briefing and a Pre-Test Familiarization Period. CIRCUMVENTING THE COURSE Circumventing the course on the NCCCO Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam is defined as when the load: • Leaves the Right Angle Corridor and passes more than one pole without touching them before re-entering the corridor • Leapfrogs from one leg of the Right Angle Corridor to another with the chain off the ground • Passes more than four poles consecutively with the chain off the ground. If there is anything you do not understand. you are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times. at any time during the Pre-Test Familiarization Period or during the test. selection shall be by random drawing or by assignment of the Test Site Coordinator. All rights reserved. you will lose points on a gradual basis. In addition. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. CANDIDATE INSTRUCTIONS The following sections describe the specific tasks that you will be performing when taking the Practical Examination. OCO CH REV 11/10 . you will be disqualified from continuing with the test. At two times the optimum time the Examiner may end the task and move on to the next task.

The brakes and other devices will have been set according to the crane manufacturer’s recommendation. your case will be reviewed by IAI and NCCCO. you are not allowed to bridge or trolley once the Examiner has given the hoist signal. you may indicate this to the Examiner. • When you are ready. • If the testing is delayed to a different day. you will have the option of starting the entire test over from the beginning. The Examiner has the responsibility to determine if weather conditions or equipment problems are such that a test needs to be suspended. Test Weight touching any part of the course c. • At the Examiner’s indication. and stop signal. of the top of the Test Weight. circle b. indicate to the Proctor to attach the Test Weight. the procedure for restarting is as follows: • You will resume the test at the beginning of the task you were performing at the time of the interruption. OCO CH REV 11/10 . If the test is interrupted due to weather conditions or equipment problems. of the center of the Test Weight and within 12 in.) • At the Examiner’s indication to start. • Bring the load hook from Circle #1 to the Test Weight Circle so that the hook is positioned within 12 in. Please ask the Examiner if you have questions. the Examiner will give you a stop signal. • Once the Test Weight chain has left the floor. you should notify the Examiner. PRE-TEST FAMILIARIZATION PERIOD • You will be allowed five minutes to familiarize yourself with the crane and to examine anything on the crane that you feel is necessary to operate it comfortably. 18 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. If you are disqualified due to an unsafe act. Stopping while lowering Test Weight d. the Examiner will ask you for photo identification such as a driver’s license. If. Timing ends once the candidate has verbally indicated that the Test Weight should be connected to the crane hook. • If you are ready in less than five minutes. • The Examiner will notify you when there is one minute remaining. The Examiner will ask if you have read the Candidate Instructions and will answer any questions you may have. Exceeding the optimum time WEATHER CONDITIONS AND EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS For outdoor tests. and you will be notified as to your eligibility for rescheduling your practical test • You must finish the Pre-test Familiarization Period with the load hook under control in Circle #1 within the five-minute period. lift the Test Weight. and you will be required to sign to that effect on the Candidate Score Sheet. • You will be entitled to a Pre-Test or Pre-Task Familiarization period before resuming the test. All rights reserved. He/she will review with you the weather conditions and ask you to sign indicating that you understand the instructions for the test and that you agree with the Examiner’s assessment of the weather conditions. or shadow the Right Angle Corridor. hoist the Test Weight until the chain leaves the floor. at which point timing begins. lower signal. CANDIDATE ID AND SIGNATURE Prior to beginning the examination. • Points are deducted for the following: a. • If you resume the test on a different machine.The Examiner has the authority to stop the test at any time for reasons of safety. TASK 1: TRUE VERTICAL LIFT Optimum time: 2:00 minutes (2:15 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. in that order. You are not allowed to adjust the position of the hook after the rigging is attached to the Test Weight. You will have. you feel you are not ready to take the examination. the Examiner will use an anemometer to check the wind speed and record weather conditions on your score sheet. the test must be restarted from the beginning. disqualified yourself from taking the examination at this time. in effect. Test Weight touching ground outside of the 42 in. • You will be allowed to get the feel of the controls and run the crane through its functions. • You may not interfere with the test course. raise the load hook to clear all obstacles and personnel. at the end of the Pre-Test Familiarization Period.

Hitting any part of the course c.) • At the Examiner’s direction. Load touching ground outside of circles g. • Points are deducted for the following: a. • Do not let any part of the Test Weight make contact with the PVC barrier that surrounds the Test Weight Circle or the Right Angle Corridor. at which point timing begins. OCO CH REV 11/10 .) • At the Examiner’s indication to start. Touching or knocking off horizontal bars h. • The Examiner will say “Go” when the master links are down and stable. Exceeding the optimum time 19 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. use the bridge and trolley controls to move the suspended Test Weight along the corridor from the first horizontal pole toward the Test Weight Circle without touching or knocking over any part of the PVC barrier. Load touching ground outside of circle • After passing the line that is 4 ft.) • At the Examiner’s direction to start.TASK 2: PLACE LOAD IN CIRCLE Optimum time: 2:30 minutes (2:45 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. • While keeping the chain on the floor. position the chain-andring assembly directly over the pin. Knocking ball off pole b. • Points are deducted for the following: a. Exceeding the optimum time TASK 3: NEGOTIATE RIGHT ANGLE CORRIDOR AND OBSTRUCTIONS Optimum time: 4:30 minutes (4:45 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. TASK 4: TROLLEY LAYDOWN Optimum time: 2:00 minutes (2:30 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. move the Test Weight through the corridor until the vertical part of the chain has passed the line located 4 ft. • Timing ends when you have placed the Test Weight on the ground in Circle #1. • At the Examiner’s indication to start. • While keeping the chain on the floor. • Points are deducted for the following: a. at which point timing begins. • Raise the Test Weight and chain over the obstruction without touching or knocking off the horizontal pole. • The Examiner will then position the chain before beginning Task 4. at which point timing begins. inside or outside the targets. • Lower the Test Weight within the designated area (after the horizontal pole obstruction and before the second line) until only the chain is touching the floor. If the Examiner has not given you a stop signal. lay down the master links into the square targets. Ring pops off pin c. Chain leaving or touching ground outside of designated areas e. under control. this indicates that the weight is not within the circle. All rights reserved. lift the Test Weight from Circle #1 and guide it through the Right Angle Corridor to the Test Weight Circle. raise the Test Weight and chain high enough to clear the horizontal pole and PVC pole barriers and place the Test Weight within the Test Weight Circle. Knocking pole over d. before the first horizontal pole obstruction. Passing poles with chain off the ground f. • Timing ends with the task completed when you have placed the Test Weight on the ground completely within the outside perimeter of the larger Test Weight Circle and the Examiner has given you a stop signal. • Timing ends when the third set of master links has been placed inside or outside the square target. Master links missing targets b. bring the Test Weight from the Test Weight Circle to Circle #1. • Place the Test Weight on the ground completely within Circle #1. Circumventing the task i. before the second horizontal pole. Exceeding the optimum time b. The task is not complete until the load is placed completely within the outside perimeter of the circle and the Examiner has given you a stop signal. • Do not apply excessive side load pressure that could pop the ring off the pin. this indicates that the weight is not within the circle and the task continues to be timed. If the Examiner has not given you a stop signal. Moving pole base off line c. and the task continues to be timed.

All rights reserved. 20 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. • If you have completed all of your tests. return to the candidate briefing area. OCO CH REV 11/10 . • Exam results will be mailed to you within approximately 12 working days of International Assessment Institute’s receipt of the score sheet. • If you have made formal application to test on any other cranes. you must leave the Test Site. • The Examiner is not permitted to review your score sheet or discuss your performance on the test.POST-TEST PROCEDURES Once you have completed the Practical Examination: • The Examiner will record your performance.

Candidate Application Forms Please photocopy and complete all sides of the following forms when applying for NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations. All rights reserved. • Candidate Application—Written Examination • Candidate Application—Practical Examination • Candidate Recertification Application— Written Examination • Change of Address Form • Physical Examination Form • Physician Instructions for Medical Examinations © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. OCO CH REV 11/10 21 .

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... $165 PP Overhead Crane Written Exam (current NCCCO certified Mobile Crane Operator.... If you are recertifying. ............... . WRITTEN EXAMINATION(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING FILL IN the circle next to the crane type(s) for which you are applying. .................. you must register for the Mobile Core Exam and at least one Specialty Exam (unless you are a Retest Candidate)...... $65 PP Two Specialty Exams (Retest or Added Specialty).. or new candidate taking exam same time as Mobile Crane exams)................................. $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (if applicable)........................ $185 PP Core Exam plus four Specialty Exams......... .. NOTE: If you are registering for Mobile Crane exams... $50 ADD TO TOTAL AMOUNT AT RIGHT © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.... .........Candidate Application WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE.. TOWER....... $25 OVERHEAD CRANE EXAMS PP Overhead Crane Written Exam (new Candidate). ......................... $165 PP One Specialty Exam (Retest or Added Specialty)........ $ 23 . $50 OTHER FEES PP Candidate Late Fee (if applicable)............................. .. $165 PP Core Exam plus two Specialty Exams........ $85 PP Four Specialty Exams (Retest)... as indicated below... for Mobile Cranes...................... All rights reserved........ $165 PP Tower Crane Written Exam (current NCCCO-certified Mobile Crane Operator... ............................ .. .. $75 PP Three Specialty Exams (Retest or Added Specialty)... $175 PP Core Exam plus three Specialty Exams........... . or new candidate taking exam same time as Mobile Crane exams).................... please use separate Recertification Written Examination Application Form..... ..... ....... OCO CH REV 11/10 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ... Also FILL IN the appropriate circle(s) below for correct fees... NAME First Middle DATE OF BIRTH CITY CELL FAX E-MAIL PHONE CITY STATE ZIP Last SOCIAL SECURITY # STATE ZIP NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (if previously certified) MAILING ADDRESS PHONE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY TAKEN ANY NCCCO EXAMS*?  NO  YES DATE LAST TESTED: *Fees for retest candidates are the same as for first-time candidates.... $30 PP Updated/Replacement Card............................... $95  American LBC  Manitowoc LBC  Link-Belt LBT  Manitowoc LBT  Grove TLL  Link-Belt TLL 652616  Manitex TSS 652650  Broderson TSS 654601 653601 TOWER CRANE EXAMS PP Tower Crane Written Exam (new Candidate)......... WRITTEN EXAMS PP Mobile Core Exam 652603 PP Lattice Boom Crawler 652620 652607 PP Lattice Boom Truck PP Telescopic Boom— Swing Cab PP Telescopic Boom— Fixed Cab PP Tower Crane PP Overhead Crane 652609 652610 652612 652613 LOAD CHARTS (Check one for each Specialty Exam) WRITTEN EXAM FEES MOBILE CRANE EXAMS PP Core Exam plus one Specialty Exam......... CHECK ☑ the load chart you want to use for that crane type. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly............ $195 PP Core Exam only (Retest)...

Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. or denial or revocation of my certification. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. including the Code of Ethics. EXPIRATION DATE Checks and money orders should be payable to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing Please send application and payments to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. 24 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. Suite 900 Clearwater.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. and do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR TEST SITE AT WHICH YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION TEST SITE NAME TEST SITE ADDRESS CITY TEST SITE NUMBER STATE ZIP TEST SITE COORDINATOR DATE YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE CCO EXAMINATION Under penalties of perjury.  Money Order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook. All rights reserved. OCO CH REV 11/10 . I have passed a physical exam that complies with the ASME B30 standard for my certification category and I will continue to comply with those requirements. complete the following information: CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three or four digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. If paying by credit card. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount due. TOWER. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. have read it. I attest that I have passed a substance abuse test conducted by a recognized laboratory service and agree to comply with NCCCO’s substance abuse policy.

I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. All rights reserved. I attest that I have passed a substance abuse test conducted by a recognized laboratory service and agree to comply with NCCCO’s substance abuse policy. you must also provide a copy of either a score report or a certification card. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook and I have read it. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true.Candidate Application PRACTICAL EXAMINATION—MOBILE. TOWER. OCO CH REV 11/10 25 . including the Code of Ethics. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. If you have passed the Written Exam(s). NAME First Middle Last SOCIAL SECURITY # DATE OF BIRTH STATE CELL FAX E-MAIL PHONE ZIP NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (if previously certified) MAILING ADDRESS CITY PHONE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY TAKEN ANY NCCCO EXAMS?  NO  YES DATE LAST TESTED: _________/_________/__________ Indicate with a check the crane type(s) you wish to be tested on and the date you passed the corresponding Written Examination. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. if applicable. I understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. I have passed a physical exam that complies with the ASME B30 standard for my certification category and I will continue to comply with those requirements. PRACTICAL EXAM TT Lattice Boom TT Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab TT Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab TT Tower Crane TT Overhead Crane TEST SITE COORDINATOR NAME PHONE WRITTEN EXAM TT Lattice Boom Crawler and/or Lattice Boom Truck TT Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab TT Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab TT Tower Crane TT Overhead Crane DATE PASSED WRITTEN EXAM _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ TEST SITE AT WHICH YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION PE SITE #: FAX E-MAIL TEST SITE MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP Under penalties of perjury. or denial or revocation of my certification.

along with payment and all necessary documentation. Please attach a passport color photo (without hat or sunglasses) and enclose with your application form any required payment based upon the information listed below. to your Test Site Coordinator on test day. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR NCCCO CERTIFICATION CARD Candidates who meet all the requirements for certification in any one category are issued a certification card at no charge. 26 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) PRACTICAL EXAMINATION—MOBILE. or new candidate registering for the Mobile Crane Operator exams at the same time): $50 TT Overhead Crane only: $60 TT Overhead Crane (current NCCCO–certified Mobile Crane Operator. TOWER. Credit cards (Visa. complete the following information: CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three or four digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. If paying by credit card. or new candidate registering for the Mobile Crane Operator exams at the same time): $50 TT Updated/replacement card: $25 METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. Give this application.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. A digital photo may be substituted for a passport photo. Master Card. Practical Examination Fees: TT One Mobile Crane type: $60  Two Mobile Crane types: $70  Three Mobile Crane types: $80 TT Tower Crane only: $60 TT Tower Crane (current NCCCO–certified Mobile Crane Operator. Replacement and updated cards are available for an additional fee. All rights reserved. or American Express) may be used by completing the credit card information below. Check the box next to the Practical Exam category(ies) for which you are registering. OCO CH REV 11/10 . EXPIRATION DATE Checks and money orders should be payable to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing Do not send this application to IAI or NCCCO. Attach Color Passport Photo Here 1-3/8” W x 1-3/4” H PRACTICAL EXAMINATION FEES Checks and money orders must be made payable to International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing. see panel below.

... FILL IN the circle next to the crane type(s) for which you are applying for recertification.... ............ $55 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest).................... .... OCO CH REV 11/10 .... $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (if applicable)......... ............................... $50 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest)............................................... ...... $30 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE .................. ................... use standard Written Exam Candidate Application form.............. EXAMINATIONS RECERTIFICATION EXAMS EXAM FEES LOAD CHARTS (Check one for each Specialty Exam) PP Core Exam 652605 PP Lattice Boom Crawler 652625 652608 PP Lattice Boom Truck PP Telescopic Boom— Swing Cab PP Telescopic Boom— Fixed Cab PP Tower Crane PP Overhead Crane 652611 652635 652614 652645  American LBC  Manitowoc LBC  Link-Belt LBT  Manitowoc LBT  Grove TLL  Link-Belt TLL PP Mobile Core Exam plus one Specialty Exam.............................................. TOWER.................. $155 PP Mobile Core Exam plus three Specialty Exams................. . All rights reserved..... ................... $65 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams. You may ONLY recertify in the category(ies) in which you are currently certified........ & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly....................... $150 PP Mobile Core Exam plus two Specialty Exams............... NAME First Middle DATE OF BIRTH CITY CELL FAX E-MAIL PHONE CITY STATE ZIP Last SOCIAL SECURITY # STATE ZIP NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER MAILING ADDRESS PHONE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING This application is for recertification only.................. $160 PP Mobile Core Exam plus four Specialty Exams.......... $150 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (with Mobile Crane). then FILL IN the examinations of your choice and CHECK the load chart you want to use for that crane type.................... $150 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (with Mobile Crane)..... ...................... ....... ................. ...................... $60 PP Four Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest).. $50 PP Overhead Crane Exam............. for candidates adding Mobile to Tower or Overhead certifications............. $150 PP One Mobile Specialty Exam (Retest)... $65 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only).... $ 27 PP Lattice Boom Crawler 652620 652607 PP Lattice Boom Truck PP Telescopic Boom— Swing Cab PP Telescopic Boom— Fixed Cab PP Tower Crane PP Overhead Crane 652609 652610 652612 652613  American LBC  Manitowoc LBC  Link-Belt LBT  Manitowoc LBT  Grove TLL  Link-Belt TLL 652616  Manitex TSS 652650  Broderson TSS 654601 653601 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators........ $50 RECERTIFICATION RETEST FEES PP Mobile Core Exam only (Retest)..) PP One Mobile Specialty Exam...... ..... .. $165 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only)...................... If you would like to take additional examinations for cranes that you are not currently certified in......Recertification Application WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE... $85 PP Tower Crane Exam............................... .... $75 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams ......................... $50 PP Candidate Late Fee (if applicable)......... $50 652656  Manitex TSS 652655  Broderson TSS 654602 653602 ADDITIONAL EXAMINATIONS LOAD CHARTS (Check one for each Specialty Exam) ADDITIONAL EXAM FEES* (*ONLY for candidates adding to existing Mobile certifications....

OCO CH REV 11/10 .org 28 1-3/8” W x 1-3/4” H © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.CANDIDATE RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook. no hat). I attest that I have passed a substance abuse test conducted by a recognized laboratory service and agree to comply with NCCCO’s substance abuse policy.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order.org Fairfax. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. I have passed a physical exam that complies with the ASME B30 standard for my certification category and I will continue to comply with those requirements. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. Suite 900 Clearwater. EXPIRATION DATE Checks and money orders should be payable to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing Please send application and payments to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application. including the Code of Ethics. or denial or revocation of my certification.nccco. TOWER. no sunglasses. Under penalties of perjury. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount due. If paying by credit card. have read it. TT I have attached a color passport photo (full face. A digital photo may be substituted for a passport photo. Attach Color Passport Photo Here For additional information regarding recertification. Suite 505 Phone: 703-560-2391 info@nccco. All rights reserved. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application.000 hours of documented crane experience and must take an NCCCO Practical Exam. and do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. VA 22031 Fax: 703-560-2392 www. complete the following information: CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three or four digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. contact: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) 2750 Prosperity Avenue. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR TEST SITE AT WHICH YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION TEST SITE NAME TEST SITE ADDRESS CITY TEST SITE NUMBER STATE ZIP TEST SITE COORDINATOR DATE YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE CCO EXAMINATION TT I do NOT have 1. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash.

Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 Please type or print neatly. All rights reserved. NAME FIRST MIDDLE SOCIAL SECURITY # LAST NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (IF PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED) OLD ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS CITY PHONE COMPANY / ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP FAX STATE E-MAIL PHONE ZIP NEW ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS CITY PHONE COMPANY / ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP FAX STATE E-MAIL PHONE ZIP EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHANGE © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. OCO CH REV 11/10 29 . Suite 900 Clearwater.Change of Address Form Please use this form to advise of any changes of address. Please mail or fax this to: International Assessment Institute (IAI) 600 Cleveland Street.

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is it fully compensated? _____________________________________________ Blood pressure: Pulse: Systolic_ _____________________ Diastolic ______________________ Before exercise _ ____________________ Immediately after _ _________________________ Lungs:_ _______________________________________________________________________________ 31 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. fits.Physical Examination Form Please type or print neatly. PLEASE EXPLAIN GENERAL APPEARANCE AND DEVELOPMENT:  Good  Fair  Poor  Without corrective lenses  With corrective lenses Left _____________________ Left _____________________ Left _____________________ VISION: For distance  Right/20  Left/20  Both/20 Evidence of disease or injury: Color test: Horizontal field of vision: Right ____________________ Right ____________________ Right ____________________ HEARING: Right ear_ _________________________________ Evidence of disease or injury: Left ear __________________________________ Left ear___________________ Right ear_ ________________ AUDIOMETRIC TEST:  500 HZ THROAT: THORAX:  1000 HZ  5000 HZ  2000 HZ  6000 HZ  3000 HZ  7000 HZ  4000 HZ  8000 HZ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Heart:_ ________________________________________________________________________________ If organic disease is present. All rights reserved. NAME First Middle Last SOCIAL SECURITY # HOME ADDRESS CITY DATE OF EXAMINATION PHONE STATE ZIP HEALTH HISTORY Yes No Yes No Yes No TT TT TT TT TT TT TT        Asthma Kidney Tuberculosis Diabetes Nervous stomach Rheumatic fever Over-the-counter drugs TT TT TT TT TT TT TT        Muscular disease Psychiatric Cardiovascular disease Gastrointestinal ulcer Ethanol use Rx drug use Head or spinal TT  Seizures. or injury IF ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE IS YES. disease. or fainting TT  Extensive confinement by illness or injury TT  Any other nervous disorder TT  Suffering from any other disorder TT  Permanent defect from illness. OCO CH REV 11/10 . convulsions.

All rights reserved. TT Qualified only when wearing a hearing aid. OCO CH REV 11/10 . I find him/her qualified under the regulations. A complete examination form for this person is on file in my office: ADDRESS DATE OF EXAMINATION NAME OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF OPERATOR ADDRESS OF OPERATOR SIGNATURE OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF OPERATOR ADDRESS OF OPERATOR 32 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM (CONT’D) ABDOMEN: Scars______________________ Abdominal masses _ ___________________ Tenderness_ _____________ HERNIA:  Yes  No If so. TT Qualified only when wearing a hearing aid._ ___________________ Sugar___________________ Other Laboratory Data (Serology. I find him/her qualified under the regulations. A complete examination form for this person is on file in my office: ADDRESS DATE OF EXAMINATION NAME OF EXAMINING DOCTOR TT Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses. Gr.) _ _________________________________________________ Radiological Data__________________ Electrocardiograph________________________________ GENERAL _ __________________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS: _ __________________________________________________________________________________ _ __________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE NAME OF EXAMINING DOCTOR (PLEASE PRINT) ADDRESS OF EXAMINING DOCTOR CITY STATE ZIP MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE (ONLY TO BE COMPLETED IF OPERATOR IS FOUND QUALIFIED) MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE I certify that I have examined CRANE OPERATOR’S NAME MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE I certify that I have examined CRANE OPERATOR’S NAME with the knowledge of his/her duties._ _____________________ Alb. with the knowledge of his/her duties. where? _________________________ Is truss worn? __________________ GASTROINTESTINAL: Ulceration or other disease? GENITO-URINARY: REFLEXES:  Yes_ __________________  No____________________ Scars_ __________________________ Urinal discharge _________________________ Rhomberg_ _________________________________________________________________________ Pupillary_ ____________________ Light: Right___________________ Left ________________________ Accommodation____________________ Right___________________ Left ________________________ Right Left Normal_ ______________ Increased__________________ Absent______________________ Normal_ ______________ Increased__________________ Absent______________________ KNEE JERKS: REMARKS: _ __________________________________________________________________________________ EXTREMITIES: Upper____________________ Lower_ _____________________ Spine_________________________ LABORATORY & OTHER SPECIAL FINDINGS: Urine Spec. TT Qualified—see Accommodation Statement attached. TT Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses. etc. TT Qualified—see Accommodation Statement attached.

look-alike drugs. These include illegal drugs. might lead to a condition likely to affect his/her ability to operate safely. or functional disease or psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with his/her ability to operate a crane 10. If the applicant wears corrective lenses. All rights reserved. The applicant must be made aware that safety glass eye wear may routinely be required at job sites and must also pass vision testing protocols with safety eye glasses specified and approved ANSI Z89. 33 . a leg. Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses. indicate on the Medical Examiner’s Certificate by checking the box Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses. or other illnesses including sedating or habit-forming drugs. Answer each question yes or no. controlled substances (including trace amounts). Has no impairment of the use of a foot. OCO CH REV 11/10 an operator may use such a substance or drug if the substance or drug is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner who is familiar with the operator’s medical history and all assigned duties and who has advised the operator that the prescribed substance or drug will not adversely affect the operator’s ability to safely operate a crane. collapse.000 Hz and 4. Not marked overweight. or has been granted a waiver 2. If appropriate.000 Hz with or without a hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American National Standard (formerly ASA Standard) Z24. neuromuscular. which is likely to interfere with his/her ability to control and safely operate a crane or has been granted a waiver upon a determination that the impairment will not interfere with his/ her ability to control and safely operate a crane 3. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control 4. angina pectoris. Head—eyes. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of rheumatic. indicate that certification of physical fitness should be denied. which would impair the operator’s performing safe operation of a crane. Has no current clinical diagnosis of high blood pressure likely to interfere with his/her ability to operate a crane 7. field of vision of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal median in each eye. Defects may be recorded that do not. ocular muscle imbalance. if neglected. 3. However. arthritic. Has no current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction. and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red. and more stringent. Contact lens wear may not be allowed in many work areas where mandatory eye protection disallows contact lens wear. organic. When tested by use of an audiometric device. and no other structural defect or limitation.000 Hz. When other than the Snellen chart is used. The examination should be made carefully and at least as completely as indicated by the attached form. mental. exophthalmos. or an arm. coronary insufficiency. depressant. In recording distance vision. The examining physician should be aware of the rigorous physical demands and mental and emotional responsibilities placed on the crane operators. tremor. 1. color blindness. fingers. or organic defect of such a nature as to affect the operator’s ability to operate a crane safely. Does not use a prescribed or over-the-counter substance. or hallucinogen. green. a hand. or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety to be known accompanied by syncope. or organic defects of such a character and extent as to affect the applicant’s ability to operate a crane safely. or other defects that might be caused by alcoholism. The treating physician will also provide a waiver to the Medical Examiner. use 20 feet as normal. nervous. muscular. a hand. General information. An exception to this ruling is that © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Not any posture defect. or strabismus uncorrected by corrective lenses. General appearance and development. thyroid intoxication. History of certain defects may be cause for rejection or indicate the need for making certain laboratory tests or a further. Has no loss of a foot. or vascular disease that interferes with his/her ability to control and operate a crane safely 8. In the interest of public safety.000 Hz.Physician Instructions PLEASE GIVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS OF CRANE OPERATORS A person is physically qualified to operate a crane if that person: 1. orthopedic. mental.5-1951 12. because of their character or degree. does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz. or an arm. The purpose of this history and physical examination is to detect the presence of physical. corneal scar. these should be worn while applicant’s visual acuity is being tested. stimulant. and amber 11. designer drugs. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with his/her ability to control and operate a crane safely 6. particularly of those which. or congestive cardiac failure 5. distant binocular acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses. examination. visual fields. Has no mental. thrombosis. including ethanol. the results of such test must be expressed in values comparable to the standard Snellen test. Report all vision as a fraction with 20 as a numerator and the smallest type read at 20 feet as denominator. discharge.) INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING AND RECORDING PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS The examining physician should review these instructions before performing the physical examination. perceptible limp. a leg. or any other substance that may have the effect on the human body of being a narcotic. Note ptosis. these defects should be discussed with the applicant and he/she should be advised to take the necessary steps to ensure correction. (See waiver statement. 2. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a crane 9. dyspnea. the examining physician is required to certify that the operator does not have any physical. where appropriate.

collapse. if arrested. Recto-genital studies. Any hernia should be noted if present. or any history of pain. Pupillary reflexes should be reported for both light and accommodation. semiparalysis or paralysis.000 Hz.000 Hz. If any lung disease is detected. arm. If positive Rhomberg is reported. 2. note location. Neurological. Urinalysis is required. All rights reserved. If findings so dictate. Hg.000 Hz. The physician must date and sign his findings upon completion of the examination. Diabetes. or congestive heart failures. or any laryngeal condition that could interfere with the safe operation of a crane. Throat. and 4. and state. the operator must remain under adequate medical supervision. pulling. 1. determine whether sufficient grasp is present to enable the operator to secure and maintain a grip on the controls. symptoms of aura vertigo. Laboratory and other special findings. A licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist may perform examinations pertaining to visual acuity. Other studies deemed advisable may be ordered by the examining physician. or other findings indicative of health conditions likely to interfere with the control and safe operation of a crane will disqualify an applicant from operating a crane. Abdomen. if applicable. Extremities. field of vision. Treating physicians must provide signed statements disclosing disease state and/or medication and that the applicant is qualified for the practical examination. any impairment or structural defect that may interfere with the operator’s ability to operate a crane safely. Any accommodation statements must be attached to medical artifaction. State how long and if adequately contained by truss. or Meniere’s Syndrome. and whether or not applicant knows how long they have been present. If mild diabetes is noted at the time of examination and it is stabilized by use of a hypoglycemic drug and a diet that can be obtained while the operator is on duty. Note murmurs and arthythmias and any past or present history of cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope. Record decibel loss at 500 Hz. If insulin is necessary to control a diabetic condition. spondylolisthesis. Gastrointestinal system. Diseases or conditions causing discomfort should be evaluated carefully to determine the extent to which the condition might be handicapping while lifting. Record with either spring or mercury column type of sphygmomanometer. or during periods of prolonged operation that might be necessary as part of the operator’s duties. Note any and all deformities. A serological test is required if the applicant has a history of luetic infection or present physical findings indicate the possibility of latent syphilis. state whether active or arrested. symptomatic albuminurea in the urine. if tender. as defined by local and state public health laws. Urinalysis is required. Note evidence of mastoid of middle ear disease. indications from urinalysis of uncontrolled diabetes. indicate degrees of impairment. sensory vibratory and positional abnormalities should be noted. The medical examination shall be performed by a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy. Waiver by physician. and ability to recognize colors. as well as such other tests as the medical history or findings upon physical examination may indicate are necessary. The medical examiner must attach all treating physician. or optometrist medical information pertaining to the applicant. If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to operate a crane. An electrocardiogram is required when findings so indicate. the presence of atrophy. Blood pressure. Record the loss or impairment of a leg. it should not be considered disqualifying. hand. ophthalmologist. Acute infections of the genitourinary tract. Note wounds. enlarged heart. However. or fingers.Ears. If a hand or finger deformity exists. OCO CH REV 11/10 34 . When recording hearing an audiometer is used to test hearing. If the blood pressure is consistently above 160/90mm. about an applicant’s physical limitations to aid an employer with ADA guidelines. injuries. injuries. mental. the operator is not qualified to operate a crane. your opinion as to how long it has been quiescent. 3. Note deformities. If the diagnosis suggests that the condition might interfere with the control and safe operation of a crane. Particular attention should be given to. Note evidence of disease. and a record should be made of.000 Hz. further tests may be necessary to determine whether the operator is qualified to operate a crane.” © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Thorax—heart. Abnormal masses. foot. Waiver acceptance is up to the medical examiner when waiver is attached to applicant application. or organic defects. Carefully examine upper and lower extremities. If present. toe. more stringent tests must be made before the applicant can be certified. If a leg deformity exists. Lungs. radiologic and other examinations should be used to diagnose congenital or acquired defects. or varicose veins. Genitourinary. Spine. irremediable deformities of the throat likely to interfere with eating or breathing. or weakness of muscles of abdominal walls sufficient to interfere with normal function. dyspnea. or disease. the medical examiner shall complete the Medical Examiner’s Certificate and furnish one copy to the person examined and one copy to the employer. Knee jerks are to be reported absent only when not obtainable upon reinforcement and as increased when foot is actually lifted from the floor following a light blow on the patella. past or presently experienced in the cervical or lumbar spine region. or scoliosis. “I have examined the aforementioned crane operator applicant and within medical certainty I find the applicant at no greater risk than the general population as a result of any physical. limitation of motion.. determine whether sufficient mobility and strength exists to enable the operator to operate pedals properly. General. discharge. scars. The medical examiner is expected to verify the waiver provided by treating physician and qualify or disqualify applicant because of his examination of the applicant. Stethoscopic examination is required. Note any diseases of the gastrointestinal system. and can safely operate a crane with the aforementioned diagnosis and treatment regimen subject to passing the CCO practical examination. The medical examiner is expected to perform testing as needed of all applicants and may submit an accommodation statement.

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