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

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

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. A survey was given to a representative number of crane operators. managers. As detailed in this handbook. 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. Periodic written examinations are necessary to ensure that certificants’ knowledge of industry standards. establishing reliability among tests. IAI guided the NCCCO task force in establishing key elements of the program. Similarly. it is believed. manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of cranerelated experience. 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.2.11. 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. NCCCO’s subject matter experts.17 standards and have powered functions for hoist. and safety practices keeps pace with changes in these areas. would accrue by more frequent testing. including riggers and signalpersons. Based on extensive discussions with representatives from all segments of business and industry who recognize the impact of construction safety issues. injuries. not-for-profit organization formed in 1995 to set standards for fairly measuring the knowledge and proficiency required for the safe operation of cranes. The initial certification period is for five years. NCCCO has identified the following potential benefits of operator certification: • • • • • • Fewer accidents. B30. A practical (skills) examination is not required for recertification. including identifying essential skills. 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. All rights reserved. Please see pg. This task force teamed its knowledge and experience with the exam development expertise of International Assessment Institute (IAI). Little.2 standard for Overhead and Gantry Cranes in an effort to lessen the burden on candidates preparing to take the examination. Candidates desiring to become certified should contact their organization’s Test Site Coordinator or see the NCCCO website (www. 1 All candidates are required to pass both Written and Practical Examination(s) to be certified.Introduction OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an independent. Each examination contains a unique combination of questions from the question bank. In concert with the NCCCO Overhead Crane Task Force. 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.nccco. IAI also designed the Practical Examiner Accreditation Program whereby NCCCO trains and accredits certified crane operators to administer NCCCO Practical Examinations. working in conjunction with psychometric consultants. if any. Note that the NCCCO Exam Management Committee draws questions from the ASME B30.16. 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. B30. who validated that the knowledge recommended by the experts was vital to safe operations. as long as the certificant meets specified experience and medical (physical) requirements. supervisors. after which operators are required to recertify. This study identified the knowledge and skills necessary for safe crane operations. OCO CH REV 11/10 . equipment. NCCCO currently administers a nationwide program of certifications for crane operators and related trades. and creating flexible application and scheduling procedures. training directors. developing the scoring process. Questions are selected for examinations on the basis of the content areas defined by the test blueprints. and trolley are covered by CCO certification exams.org) for a listing of open Test Sites. additional benefit. 14 for a complete Reference List. and/or B30. selecting tasks. bridge. standardizing test conditions. The study and survey were then used to generate the test blueprints and content specifications.

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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. inspecting. Regardless of the date of the recertification examination within that one-year period. the new five3 PHYSICAL EVALUATION Certified crane operators must continue to meet ASME B30. 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. however. Cranerelated experience is defined as: operating. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the Overhead Crane Operator Written Examination. Candidates may take their Recertification Written Examination up to one year prior to their certification’s date of expiration. 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.2 physical requirements throughout their certification period. Recertification candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date. must do so before their certification expires. Recertification candidates are allowed two attempts to pass the Overhead Crane Operator Recertification Written Exam before their certification expires. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examinations to be certified again. Means of compliance with ASME physical requirements include. or training on cranes. Recertification candidates who do need to take the Practical Exam for any reason. but are not limited to. 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. All rights reserved. Any tests passed within a 12-month period count towards certification.000 hours of cranerelated experience during their period of certification do not need to take the Practical Exam to recertify. The Overhead Crane Operator Recertification Examination consists of 30 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 45 minutes. and they must attest to their agreement to this requirement on their application. 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. For example. EXPERIENCE NCCCO certification exams are designed for operators who are trained and who currently work in crane operation. OCO CH REV 11/10 . Candidates who are unsuccessful after two attempts must take and pass the regular Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.Certification Policies OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for certification. There is no grace period after their certification’s expiration date. This examination has 60 multiple-choice questions. 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. RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS NCCCO certification is valid for five years. maintaining.

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

look-alike drugs. A form for this purpose is provided on page 29 of this handbook. 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. 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. This includes illegal drugs. 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. NCCCO–certified crane operators shall comply with the substance abuse testing provisions of ASME B30. CHANGE OF ADDRESS If candidates or CCO card holders change their address. the certificant may request an appeal of the decision to the NCCCO Board of Directors. Updated or replacement cards may be obtained from International Assessment Institute at a cost of $25. controlled substances (including trace amounts). If an operator has previously certified in mobile and/or tower cranes and subsequently becomes certified in overhead cranes. They must be in writing. he/she may request an updated certification card.If a sanction is imposed. Changes of address should be sent to International Assessment Institute (IAI). Non-compliance with this policy automatically revokes a candidate’s certification status. designer drugs. they must notify NCCCO as soon as possible.2. stimulant. A certified operator may only hold one certification card at a time. Failure to do so may cause them to miss important updates on the NCCCO program that could affect their certification. It is a condition of certification that crane operators certified by NCCCO attest to their compliance with this Substance Abuse Policy. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. or any other substance that may have an effect on the human body of being a narcotic. All rights reserved. or hallucinogen. OCO CH REV 11/10 5 . depressant. The decision of the NCCCO Board of Directors is final. but can be sent via letter or fax.

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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. LaserGrade will send an appointment confirmation email within 24 hours. OCO CH REV 11/10 7 . See the © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION The Candidate Application and Physical Examination forms are located at the back of this handbook. calculators. Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Option Candidates desiring to take their written exam(s) using the CBT option should visit nccco. Information about the specific locations of the Test Sites will be available approximately four weeks prior to the examination. Incomplete applications. Candidates eligible to sit for the examination will receive an admission letter approximately one week before the scheduled test administration date. All returned checks will be subject to a $30 fee. Candidates Requesting Testing Accommodations Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. After the candidate completes and submits the online application. Application deadline examples are shown on page 8. In addition to the application. or American Express). This could result in the candidate NOT being able to sit for the examination(s). Suite 900 Clearwater. MasterCard. as well as any correspondence and requests for information concerning the administration of NCCCO examinations. and bags are not permitted in the test room. incorrect payment. IAI will send an authorization email within 48 hours. hats. Bring a photo ID and the authorization email. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525/Fax: 727-461-2746 Check the completed application to ensure that all information is accurate and complete. Deadlines Please note that all deadlines are UPON RECEIPT deadlines. but do include payment in the envelope with all the other application materials. make sure that the appropriate fees are enclosed. wait 24 hours. After receiving the authorization email. Go to the selected test center at the scheduled date and time. All rights reserved.org and click on the Computer-Based Testing link under Test Dates and Locations. The content of both test formats is identical. Checks and money orders payable to International Assessment Institute are preferred. in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Candidate Applications with the appropriate fees. EXAMINATION FEES The appropriate examination fee(s) must be enclosed with the application. coats. Test results are available immediately. but be aware that materials such as cell phones. 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. and/or inaccurate documentation will delay processing and incur additional fees. 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. International Assessment Institute Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. The CBT Frequently Asked Questions page includes links to a directory of PSI/LaserGrade locations and an online application form. Written Exam Test Site Coordinator Handbook or contact NCCCO for further information. Please do not staple the check or money order to the application form. Follow the directions carefully when filling in the required information. Do not send cash. Credit cards may also be used (VISA. Then call the number provided in the email to schedule the test(s) with LaserGrade. 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. 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.

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..... address.. Candidate Applications that arrive after that time cannot be accepted. Other Fees: Candidates will be charged an additional $50 fee if their application is late. AND WITHDRAWALS Should a candidate be unable to sit for the examination... TEST ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE FOR NCCCO EXAMINATIONS NCCCO Written Examinations are available for administration on demand with at least four weeks’ notice.. be allowed to reschedule for a future examination administration. site number. $165 • Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam. The candidate’s fees will be held 8 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. however.... All rights reserved.. Candidates withdrawing or canceling after the deadline or not sitting for the examination will forfeit all application fees and will NOT receive a refund. International Assessment Institute must receive written notification within seven business days after the scheduled examination date or all application fees will be forfeited. . CANCELLATIONS... $25 The same fees apply for retest examinations. OCO CH REV 11/10 ... (ET) on the Monday evening prior will be accepted.... When the candidate is ready to reschedule his/her Written Examination. Please write a letter to International Assessment Institute describing the situation. and social security number as well as the scheduled test date..... may be accepted for an additional $50 late fee.... For example. until he/she reschedules. When the candidate reschedules he/she will need to pay an additional $25 rescheduling fee. but at least four business days prior to the exam administration deadline. Applications received after the main application deadline... and supporting documentation indicated above.. include full name. $50 (For current NCCCO-certified mobile crane operators. Candidates will NOT receive a refund if they decide they no longer wish to take the test. late applications that arrive at IAI’s testing office by 5 p..... RESCHEDULING. ...Written Examination Fees: • Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam. International Assessment Institute must receive notification in writing no later than seven business days prior to the examination date.. 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... Candidates will. Walk-in candidates cannot be accepted under any circumstances. or new candidates who are registering for mobile crane operator exams at same time) • Updated/replacement certification card .....m. 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. for a test administration on a Saturday..

OCO CH REV 11/10 9 . beepers. and the materials candidates need to bring with them on the day of the administration. registered and eligible candidates approved to take NCCCO Written Examination(s) will receive an admission letter by mail. TEST SITE INFORMATION Identification at the Test Site In addition to an admission letter valid for the specific test date. These comments should be accompanied by the candidate’s name (which is optional). such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid. the examination(s) the candidate is registered for.APPLICATION DEADLINES Tests can be administered at any time as long as the application deadlines are met. 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. No part of the examination(s) may be copied or reproduced in part or whole by any means whatsoever. calculators. • The examination and the questions contained therein are protected by federal copyright law. may be sufficient cause to terminate participation. the specific exami- © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Candidates are required to show identification and sign the Test Site roster upon entry to the testing area. Test Security For the purposes of test security. • Theft or attempted theft of an examination booklet or any of its pages is punishable as a felony. This admission letter must be presented at the Test Site to gain admittance to the examination(s). or other appropriate remedy. Written Test Site Application Request Form due four weeks prior to test date. scratch paper. the candidate will no longer be eligible for certification. or other materials will be allowed in the examination room. • Candidate participation in any irregularity occurring during the examination. candidates must bring photo identification to the Test Site on the day of the administration. The admission letter contains information regarding the test center address. cellular phones. Candidate Applications due two weeks prior to test. invalidate the results of the examination. including memorization. • 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. Sample deadlines shown are for a test date of January 29. • Candidates verify that they have successfully met the physical/medical requirements and are eligible to take this examination. All rights reserved. as evidenced by an observation or subsequent statistical analysis. ADMISSION LETTERS Approximately one week before the scheduled test date. If at any time it is confirmed that a candidate has not met all the requirements. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the examination unless he/she presents an admission letter valid for the specific test date. 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). candidates who sit for NCCCO examination(s) acknowledge that they understand the following: • The examination is the exclusive property of NCCCO. the reporting time. 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.

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

6. Know brake test procedure. bridge. Know how to verify floor capacity. 3. Know how to identify signalperson. Know how to communicate lift activities to other workers. DOMAIN 4: SHUTDOWN AND SECURE Approximately 4% of test 1. 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. Know applicable fire extinguisher requirements. 8. 11. Know how to perform initial inspection of both visual and audible hazards. Know where to park the crane. 2. Know applicable bumper/stop requirements. 15. 6. Know how to move crane into correct lifting position to assure true vertical lift of load. 10. 2. Know where to locate and verify access to main runway disconnect. hook. 9. 13. 8. Know how to determine how much the load weighs. Know shutdown procedures. 18. Know warning and capacity labeling requirements. 3. radios) are functioning correctly. Know how to verify communication devices (e. 5. Know how to avoid side pulling or swinging of load during start. 7. Know how to safely set load down and remove rigging. Know where to check for oil leaks. stop.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 how to perform hoist-brake check with load. Know how to verify crane and load path is clear of personnel and obstructions. and latch requirements. Know how to use all limit devices and control functions. 7. and trolley safely. OCO CH REV 11/10 11 . 17. Know load block. 9. and travel. Know how to operate hoist.20). 5. Know the proper use of below-the-hook lifting devices (ASME B30. 16. Know how to inspect wire rope or chain condition and how to ensure proper spooling. All rights reserved.2 control layout. 6. 12.. 14. Know applicable requirements for guards.2 hand signals. Know lockout/tag-out condition resolutions. Know when to activate warning alarm system. 7. Know how to avoid shock loading. 4. Know how to minimize load swing. 5. Know ASME B30. 4. Know how to use emergency stop function. 4. 3. 2.g. Know pendant control strain relief requirements. Know proper rigging selection and applications. 3. Know when to report deficiencies or problems to supervision. Understand all warning devices. Know proper control labeling and conditioning. 8. 2. Know ASME B30. Know emergency shutdown procedures. DOMAIN 3: LOAD HANDLING Approximately 27% of test 1. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.

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

government and other regulatory bodies on tower cranes d. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Trained persons c. Guide U.184 d. The weight markings must be identified on a structural or mechanical below-the-hook lifting device if the weight exceeds: a. below-the-hook lifting devices shall be operated by: a. 1910. Creating a braking motion by applying energy to reverse the motor is called: a. 50 lbs. Reliable persons b.179 b. 1910. According to ASME B30.S.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. All rights reserved. Tongue c. 200 lbs. c. government and other regulatory bodies on overhead crane criteria c. ASME B30. Jogging 2. Latch gap b. Inching d. OCO CH REV 11/10 Question # 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 Answer B C C B B B . The OSHA CFR 29 standard relating to slings is: a.2 standards: a. Anyone 6. Knowledgeable persons d.20.181 c. Mouth 3. Stopping b. A hook’s opening is called its: a.S.198 4. 150 lbs. Are accepted internationally 5. Plugging c. Throat d. b. 100 lbs. Have no binding effect on the overhead crane industry b. 1910. 1910. Guide U. d. 1.

gov Order by Mail: CMAA CRANE OPERATION MANUAL (2003) $5. MasterCard.00 IPT Publishing and Training Ltd. MasterCard.00 Order by Internet: www. money order ASME B30.00 Order by Internet: www. Diner’s Club Payments accepted: VISA. MasterCard. check. Suite 201 Charlotte. All rights reserved. PART 1926 SUBPART CC—CRANES AND DERRICKS IN CONSTRUCTION. Suite 505 Fairfax. American Express.) Candidates are strongly advised to become familiar with manufacturers’ operator’s manuals in preparing for the NCCCO certification examinations.20 (2006) BELOW-THE-HOOK LIFTING DEVICES And successive addenda Order by Internet: http://catalog. IPT’S CRANE AND RIGGING TRAINING $34. American Express.00 Pocket Size: $10. fax: 201-882-1717 Pellow Engineering Services 406 West 50th South Kansas City. U.org Order by Mail: Material Handling Institute 8720 Red Oak Boulevard.osha. MasterCard. check. Alberta. money order OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.2 (2005) OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES And successive addenda $58.com Order by Mail: American Society of Mechanical Engineers 22 Law Drive. VA 22031-4312 Ph: 703-560-2391 Fax: 703-560-2392 e-mail: info@nccco.mhia.00 + S&H $5. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS. check.00 Order by Internet: www. American Express. NJ 07007 ph: 800-843-2763.S. money order 14 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Discover.com Order by Mail: ASME B30. NC 28217 Ph: 704-676-1190 Fax: 704-676-1199 NCCCO 2750 Prosperity Avenue.179—OVERHEAD & GANTRY CRANES. T6E 5X2 Canada ph: 780-962-4548. Box 2900 Fairfield. fax: 816-931-4113 Payments accepted: Check.184—SLINGS Order by Internet: www.Reference List OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following reference materials are used by NCCCO’s Examination Committee to verify the accuracy of NCCCO test questions. P.asme.00 MANUAL (2005) + S&H $10. MO 64112 ph: 877-473-5569. (Prices shown current at press time.iptbooks.org Payments accepted: VISA.org Order by Mail: $62. fax: 780-962-4819 Payments accepted: VISA.donpellow.00 BOB’S OVERHEAD CRANE & RIGGING HANDBOOK Desk size: $21. OCO CH REV 11/10 . VISA. Box 9590 Edmonton. AND PART 1910. PART 1910.O.

and successfully completing an accreditation workshop. Candidates must bring their completed Practical Exam Candidate Application forms and fees with them to their scheduled examination. Skills tested are: trolley travel. 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. 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. PRACTICAL HAND SCORE REQUESTS Candidates not passing the examination(s) may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of their answer sheet(s).. Please note that while Practical Examiners are encouraged to expedite score sheets after each test administration. ..... candidates may contact NCCCO for information about open practical Test Sites. All candidates shall comply with Test Site requirements concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). $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). PRACTICAL EXAM CANDIDATE FEES The appropriate fee must be submitted with the candidate’s application through the Test Site Coordinator. provided the request is made in writing within three months of the test date. The testing procedure has been developed to provide the highest degree of standardization and reliability.. the hand-scoring fee will be refunded in full. 15 . The Examiner’s task is primarily to record the performance of the candidates. OCO CH REV 11/10 International Assessment Institute — Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. • Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam. Hand-scoring requests must be accompanied by a processing fee of $25 for each test requested... 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. 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. Requests should be mailed to: PRACTICAL SCORING Candidate performance on the Practical Examination is recorded by an NCCCO–accredited Practical Examiner.. hoisting. TEST DAY Candidates must report to the Test Site at the scheduled time. $50 The same fees apply for retest examinations. Candidates may lose points either through operational errors or exceeding established optimum time limits. passing the Written and Practical Exams. and combination (multifunction) operations. wherever and whenever they may test. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Alternatively... Examiner requirements include meeting requirements for certification. Examination results are mailed to candidates approximately 12 business days after the receipt of their Practical Examination score sheets by International Assessment Institute. All rights reserved. This means that candidates may receive their score reports from IAI more than three weeks after their test administration. PRACTICAL SCORE REPORTING All candidates receive score reports of their performance.. 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.. A score of 74 represents the minimum passing score for the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Examination. they may batch score sheets from several test administrations over a number of days. along with any required supporting materials. which at a minimum shall meet OSHA requirements.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.

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inside or outside of the corridor All points for a task are lost if a circumvention occurs. you receive no time penalty. OCO CH REV 11/10 . CANDIDATE INSTRUCTIONS The following sections describe the specific tasks that you will be performing when taking the Practical Examination. 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. If there is anything you do not understand. selection shall be by random drawing or by assignment of the Test Site Coordinator. you are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times. you may elect to test first to allow other candidates time to review the operator’s manuals. You will also watch a short video showing all the tasks you will be required to perform during the examination. you must leave the test area. 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. please request clarification from the Examiner.Practical Examination Outline OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following is an outline of the practical testing procedure. as provided to candidates at the time of testing. If the task is completed within the optimum time period. you will be disqualified from continuing with the test. It is important that you understand these instructions. Note that slightly longer times are allowed for cab-operated cranes with a cab floor/platform more than 25 feet above the ground. Once you have completed all of the tests you are taking. 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. you commit an unsafe act. You will be required to complete all phases of the test in sequence. During the Practical Examination. you will lose points on a gradual basis. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test are allowed in the test area. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Otherwise. you will be informed of the make and model of the crane and the weight of the test load. The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for setting the testing schedule. Unsafe acts include but are not limited to the following: • Dropping the load hook. If you take one and a half times as long as the optimum time. at any time during the Pre-Test Familiarization Period or during the test. 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 will have lost all the points allotted to that particular task. block. UNSAFE ACT If. 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. Once you exceed this time limit. At two times the optimum time the Examiner may end the task and move on to the next task. In addition. All rights reserved. If you are familiar with the operation of the test crane. 17 TIME LIMITS For all scored tasks an optimum time limit has been set and is stated as part of the task descriptions.

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

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

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

OCO CH REV 11/10 21 .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.

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................ 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..... please use separate Recertification Written Examination Application Form............................ ........... $165 PP One Specialty Exam (Retest or Added Specialty).. as indicated below.... 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. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly... $50 ADD TO TOTAL AMOUNT AT RIGHT © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. OCO CH REV 11/10 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ................ $165 PP Overhead Crane Written Exam (current NCCCO certified Mobile Crane Operator.............. $30 PP Updated/Replacement Card...... $85 PP Four Specialty Exams (Retest)................... $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)............... $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (if applicable)........... ...................... NOTE: If you are registering for Mobile Crane exams...... .. . Also FILL IN the appropriate circle(s) below for correct fees..... ...... $185 PP Core Exam plus four Specialty Exams........ ........ or new candidate taking exam same time as Mobile Crane exams)........ $25 OVERHEAD CRANE EXAMS PP Overhead Crane Written Exam (new Candidate)..................... ................. ....... $195 PP Core Exam only (Retest)..... ....... $75 PP Three Specialty Exams (Retest or Added Specialty). If you are recertifying... for Mobile Cranes..... $175 PP Core Exam plus three Specialty Exams.. $ 23 . $165 PP Tower Crane Written Exam (current NCCCO-certified Mobile Crane Operator........................ TOWER........... $165 PP Core Exam plus two Specialty Exams............ WRITTEN EXAMINATION(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING FILL IN the circle next to the crane type(s) for which you are applying..... $65 PP Two Specialty Exams (Retest or Added Specialty)..................... ... .. CHECK ☑ the load chart you want to use for that crane type..... or new candidate taking exam same time as Mobile Crane exams).. All rights reserved......... $50 OTHER FEES PP Candidate Late Fee (if applicable)............ ............... you must register for the Mobile Core Exam and at least one Specialty Exam (unless you are a Retest Candidate).. .....Candidate Application WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE.

I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. OCO CH REV 11/10 . TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount due. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. 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. 24 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. 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. have read it. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application.  Money Order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. Suite 900 Clearwater. 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. All rights reserved. TOWER. or denial or revocation of my certification.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. & 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. 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. 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. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application. If paying by credit card. and do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures.

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. All rights reserved. If you have passed the Written Exam(s). you must also provide a copy of either a score report or a certification card. I understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. OCO CH REV 11/10 25 . if applicable. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. TOWER. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. including the Code of Ethics. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly. or denial or revocation of my certification. 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. 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 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. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook and I have read it. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application.Candidate Application PRACTICAL EXAMINATION—MOBILE. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification.

& 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. 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. All rights reserved. TOWER. OCO CH REV 11/10 . Give this application. 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. 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. Credit cards (Visa. along with payment and all necessary documentation.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) PRACTICAL EXAMINATION—MOBILE. to your Test Site Coordinator on test day. see panel below. or American Express) may be used by completing the credit card information below. 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. 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. Master Card. 26 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. If paying by credit card. 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. A digital photo may be substituted for a passport photo. Check the box next to the Practical Exam category(ies) for which you are registering. Replacement and updated cards are available for an additional fee. 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.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order.

.. 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....... $50 PP Candidate Late Fee (if applicable)............ ................ $85 PP Tower Crane Exam.......................... then FILL IN the examinations of your choice and CHECK the load chart you want to use for that crane type.... use standard Written Exam Candidate Application form..................................... $150 PP One Mobile Specialty Exam (Retest)...................... $ 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 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest)...... All rights reserved.. $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....... FILL IN the circle next to the crane type(s) for which you are applying for recertification.. $150 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (with Mobile Crane).. $50 PP Overhead Crane Exam.......... $165 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only)........................................) PP One Mobile Specialty Exam................. ... $55 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest)..................... for candidates adding Mobile to Tower or Overhead certifications........... $30 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE .. ........... .......................... OCO CH REV 11/10 . $150 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (with Mobile Crane)......... TOWER................................... $160 PP Mobile Core Exam plus four Specialty Exams. . .................... $65 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams................Recertification Application WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE........................ If you would like to take additional examinations for cranes that you are not currently certified in..................... ................. $50 RECERTIFICATION RETEST FEES PP Mobile Core Exam only (Retest)................................... ........ ............ & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly. 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........ $155 PP Mobile Core Exam plus three Specialty Exams...... .. You may ONLY recertify in the category(ies) in which you are currently certified.................................. ......... . $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (if applicable)............... $150 PP Mobile Core Exam plus two Specialty Exams............. $65 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only).. ... $60 PP Four Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest)... $75 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams ............

TOWER. A digital photo may be substituted for a passport photo. or denial or revocation of my certification. have read it. All rights reserved.org Fairfax. If paying by credit card. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. Under penalties of perjury. 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. & 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 have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook. including the Code of Ethics. VA 22031 Fax: 703-560-2392 www. and do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. no sunglasses. 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. Attach Color Passport Photo Here For additional information regarding recertification. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount due.CANDIDATE RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. Suite 900 Clearwater. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. 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. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification.nccco.000 hours of documented crane experience and must take an NCCCO Practical Exam. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true.org 28 1-3/8” W x 1-3/4” H © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. 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. OCO CH REV 11/10 . contact: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) 2750 Prosperity Avenue.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. TT I have attached a color passport photo (full face. no hat). Suite 505 Phone: 703-560-2391 info@nccco.

Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 Please type or print neatly. 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 . All rights reserved. Please mail or fax this to: International Assessment Institute (IAI) 600 Cleveland Street. Suite 900 Clearwater.Change of Address Form Please use this form to advise of any changes of address.

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or injury IF ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE IS YES. 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. disease.Physical Examination Form Please type or print neatly. convulsions. is it fully compensated? _____________________________________________ Blood pressure: Pulse: Systolic_ _____________________ Diastolic ______________________ Before exercise _ ____________________ Immediately after _ _________________________ Lungs:_ _______________________________________________________________________________ 31 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. 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. 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. fits. OCO CH REV 11/10 . All rights reserved.

TT Qualified only when wearing a hearing aid.PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM (CONT’D) ABDOMEN: Scars______________________ Abdominal masses _ ___________________ Tenderness_ _____________ HERNIA:  Yes  No If so. TT Qualified only when wearing a hearing aid. TT Qualified—see Accommodation Statement attached. etc.) _ _________________________________________________ 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._ ___________________ Sugar___________________ Other Laboratory Data (Serology._ _____________________ Alb. I find him/her qualified under the regulations. I find him/her qualified under the regulations. with the knowledge of his/her duties. 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. All rights reserved. TT Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses. 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. OCO CH REV 11/10 . 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.

mental. or functional disease or psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with his/her ability to operate a crane 10. color blindness. 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. Has no impairment of the use of a foot. stimulant. or vascular disease that interferes with his/her ability to control and operate a crane safely 8. All rights reserved. particularly of those which. The treating physician will also provide a waiver to the Medical Examiner. because of their character or degree. However. or an arm. In the interest of public safety. thrombosis. Has no loss of a foot. does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz. or other illnesses including sedating or habit-forming drugs. indicate on the Medical Examiner’s Certificate by checking the box Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses. 1. General information. These include illegal drugs. Head—eyes. Has no current clinical diagnosis of high blood pressure likely to interfere with his/her ability to operate a crane 7. 33 . or strabismus uncorrected by corrective lenses. including ethanol. the examining physician is required to certify that the operator does not have any physical. look-alike drugs. a hand. 2. Contact lens wear may not be allowed in many work areas where mandatory eye protection disallows contact lens wear. nervous. fingers. designer drugs. or any other substance that may have the effect on the human body of being a narcotic. Report all vision as a fraction with 20 as a numerator and the smallest type read at 20 feet as denominator. or organic defect of such a nature as to affect the operator’s ability to operate a crane safely. use 20 feet as normal. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control 4. Not any posture defect. 3.000 Hz and 4. a leg. 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.) INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING AND RECORDING PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS The examining physician should review these instructions before performing the physical examination. where appropriate. When tested by use of an audiometric device. collapse. or an arm. and no other structural defect or limitation. or has been granted a waiver 2. Not marked overweight. or organic defects of such a character and extent as to affect the applicant’s ability to operate a crane safely. and more stringent. visual fields. controlled substances (including trace amounts). angina pectoris. 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. In recording distance vision. History of certain defects may be cause for rejection or indicate the need for making certain laboratory tests or a further.000 Hz with or without a hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American National Standard (formerly ASA Standard) Z24. muscular. Has no mental. dyspnea. The purpose of this history and physical examination is to detect the presence of physical. General appearance and development. Answer each question yes or no. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of rheumatic. these defects should be discussed with the applicant and he/she should be advised to take the necessary steps to ensure correction. Note ptosis. arthritic.000 Hz. or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety to be known accompanied by syncope. examination. Defects may be recorded that do not. indicate that certification of physical fitness should be denied. if neglected. mental. If the applicant wears corrective lenses. the results of such test must be expressed in values comparable to the standard Snellen test. distant binocular acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses. thyroid intoxication. or other defects that might be caused by alcoholism. and amber 11. 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. or congestive cardiac failure 5. An exception to this ruling is that © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Has no current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction.000 Hz. If appropriate. 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. The examining physician should be aware of the rigorous physical demands and mental and emotional responsibilities placed on the crane operators. a leg. ocular muscle imbalance.5-1951 12. coronary insufficiency. (See waiver statement. orthopedic. these should be worn while applicant’s visual acuity is being tested. green. corneal scar. a hand. Does not use a prescribed or over-the-counter substance. neuromuscular. 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. depressant. might lead to a condition likely to affect his/her ability to operate safely. field of vision of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal median in each eye. or hallucinogen. and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red. discharge. perceptible limp.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. When other than the Snellen chart is used. organic. which would impair the operator’s performing safe operation of a crane. tremor. exophthalmos. The examination should be made carefully and at least as completely as indicated by the attached form.

and ability to recognize colors. or any history of pain. Diseases or conditions causing discomfort should be evaluated carefully to determine the extent to which the condition might be handicapping while lifting. pulling. An electrocardiogram is required when findings so indicate. Thorax—heart. Note any diseases of the gastrointestinal system. the presence of atrophy. A licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist may perform examinations pertaining to visual acuity. The physician must date and sign his findings upon completion of the examination. the operator must remain under adequate medical supervision. If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to operate a crane. Acute infections of the genitourinary tract. more stringent tests must be made before the applicant can be certified. enlarged heart. or any laryngeal condition that could interfere with the safe operation of a crane. injuries.” © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. The medical examiner is expected to perform testing as needed of all applicants and may submit an accommodation statement. or Meniere’s Syndrome. determine whether sufficient mobility and strength exists to enable the operator to operate pedals properly. Spine. Waiver by physician. symptomatic albuminurea in the urine. Note evidence of mastoid of middle ear disease. sensory vibratory and positional abnormalities should be noted. Neurological. All rights reserved. spondylolisthesis. if tender. Note deformities. Record decibel loss at 500 Hz. note location. State how long and if adequately contained by truss. Treating physicians must provide signed statements disclosing disease state and/or medication and that the applicant is qualified for the practical examination. Note any and all deformities. If any lung disease is detected.. 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. 1. about an applicant’s physical limitations to aid an employer with ADA guidelines. dyspnea. if applicable. 3. Recto-genital studies. When recording hearing an audiometer is used to test hearing. The medical examiner must attach all treating physician. further tests may be necessary to determine whether the operator is qualified to operate a crane. or optometrist medical information pertaining to the applicant. hand. ophthalmologist. If insulin is necessary to control a diabetic condition. Diabetes. Record the loss or impairment of a leg. mental. Any hernia should be noted if present.Ears. A serological test is required if the applicant has a history of luetic infection or present physical findings indicate the possibility of latent syphilis. However. OCO CH REV 11/10 34 . Particular attention should be given to. Waiver acceptance is up to the medical examiner when waiver is attached to applicant application. arm. Stethoscopic examination is required. toe. Abdomen. and a record should be made of. irremediable deformities of the throat likely to interfere with eating or breathing. Note evidence of disease. Note murmurs and arthythmias and any past or present history of cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope. Note wounds. If positive Rhomberg is reported. If findings so dictate.000 Hz. the operator is not qualified to operate a crane. Laboratory and other special findings. radiologic and other examinations should be used to diagnose congenital or acquired defects. or organic defects. Lungs. Gastrointestinal system. Pupillary reflexes should be reported for both light and accommodation. 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. 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. or fingers. collapse. Blood pressure. and can safely operate a crane with the aforementioned diagnosis and treatment regimen subject to passing the CCO practical examination. 2. Hg. your opinion as to how long it has been quiescent. If the diagnosis suggests that the condition might interfere with the control and safe operation of a crane. determine whether sufficient grasp is present to enable the operator to secure and maintain a grip on the controls. indications from urinalysis of uncontrolled diabetes. symptoms of aura vertigo. it should not be considered disqualifying. General. indicate degrees of impairment. the medical examiner shall complete the Medical Examiner’s Certificate and furnish one copy to the person examined and one copy to the employer. Urinalysis is required. Any accommodation statements must be attached to medical artifaction. Carefully examine upper and lower extremities. foot. semiparalysis or paralysis. field of vision. or scoliosis. If present. and 4. and state. past or presently experienced in the cervical or lumbar spine region. Genitourinary. The medical examination shall be performed by a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy. if arrested. limitation of motion. and whether or not applicant knows how long they have been present. as well as such other tests as the medical history or findings upon physical examination may indicate are necessary. If a hand or finger deformity exists. as defined by local and state public health laws. If a leg deformity exists. or congestive heart failures. Record with either spring or mercury column type of sphygmomanometer. scars.000 Hz. or disease. discharge. or during periods of prolonged operation that might be necessary as part of the operator’s duties. Throat. or weakness of muscles of abdominal walls sufficient to interfere with normal function. “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.000 Hz. 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. Extremities.000 Hz. injuries. Other studies deemed advisable may be ordered by the examining physician. or varicose veins. state whether active or arrested. If the blood pressure is consistently above 160/90mm. Abnormal masses. Urinalysis is required. any impairment or structural defect that may interfere with the operator’s ability to operate a crane safely.

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