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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overhead and Gantry Cranes. Know OSHA 1910.2 .Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge. 7. 4. Top Running Trolley Hoist). Understand crane manufacturers’ operating instructions.Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices. Know other applicable rules. Know functions and limitations of crane components and attachments.184 .Slings. 12 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Know ASME B30. All rights reserved. Know OSHA 1910. Single or Multiple Girder. 5. standards.DOMAIN 5: TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE Approximately 15% of test 1. OCO CH REV 11/10 .20 . 3. and regulations. Know ASME B30.179 . 2. 6.

below-the-hook lifting devices shall be operated by: a.20. Jogging 2.198 4. A hook’s opening is called its: a.S. The OSHA CFR 29 standard relating to slings is: a.179 b. Throat d. 50 lbs.184 d. All rights reserved. Stopping b. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Anyone 6. Trained persons c. OCO CH REV 11/10 Question # 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 Answer B C C B B B . Have no binding effect on the overhead crane industry b.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. Plugging c. 1910. Knowledgeable persons d. Guide U. ASME B30. 200 lbs. 150 lbs. Tongue c. 1. 100 lbs. 1910. government and other regulatory bodies on tower cranes d.S. government and other regulatory bodies on overhead crane criteria c.181 c. 1910. Latch gap b. Creating a braking motion by applying energy to reverse the motor is called: a. Mouth 3. According to ASME B30. Guide U. b. 1910. Inching d.2 standards: a. c. d. Reliable persons b. The weight markings must be identified on a structural or mechanical below-the-hook lifting device if the weight exceeds: a. Are accepted internationally 5.

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

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

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

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

POST-TEST PROCEDURES Once you have completed the Practical Examination: • The Examiner will record your performance. • 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. • If you have completed all of your tests. OCO CH REV 11/10 . return to the candidate briefing area. All rights reserved. you must leave the Test Site. • If you have made formal application to test on any other cranes. 20 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.

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

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

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. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount due. Suite 900 Clearwater. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. & 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. including the Code of Ethics. 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. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. OCO CH REV 11/10 . or denial or revocation of my certification. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. If paying by credit card. complete the following information: CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three or four digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. I 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. 24 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. TOWER. and do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. All rights reserved.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. have read it.  Money Order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. 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.

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

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. 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. or new candidate registering for the Mobile Crane Operator exams at the same time): $50 TT Updated/replacement card: $25 METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. Give this application. 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. 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. Master Card. 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. to your Test Site Coordinator on test day. or American Express) may be used by completing the credit card information below. OCO CH REV 11/10 . & 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. along with payment and all necessary documentation. Credit cards (Visa. TOWER.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) PRACTICAL EXAMINATION—MOBILE. If paying by credit card.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. 26 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Replacement and updated cards are available for an additional fee. All rights reserved. see panel 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. 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.

...................................... then FILL IN the examinations of your choice and CHECK the load chart you want to use for that crane type............. $150 PP One Mobile Specialty Exam (Retest).......................... All rights reserved.......... $ 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.............. ..................... . $65 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only)............................................................ 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..................... $150 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (with Mobile Crane). $65 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams...... .. $150 PP Mobile Core Exam plus two Specialty Exams................................................. .... OCO CH REV 11/10 . ........................ ......................... ................ ................. $55 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest)...... 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)....................................) PP One Mobile Specialty Exam...Recertification Application WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. $165 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only)............ .......... $50 RECERTIFICATION RETEST FEES PP Mobile Core Exam only (Retest)... If you would like to take additional examinations for cranes that you are not currently certified in............ You may ONLY recertify in the category(ies) in which you are currently certified.......... $50 PP Overhead Crane Exam............ $60 PP Four Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest).... $75 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams ..... .. .......... NAME First Middle DATE OF BIRTH CITY CELL FAX E-MAIL PHONE CITY STATE ZIP Last SOCIAL SECURITY # STATE ZIP NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER MAILING ADDRESS PHONE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING This application is for recertification only.... ............. .. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly................ $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (if applicable)... $155 PP Mobile Core Exam plus three Specialty Exams...... $160 PP Mobile Core Exam plus four Specialty Exams..... .... $50 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest).... TOWER...... $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............... $30 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ........ use standard Written Exam Candidate Application form....................... $50 PP Candidate Late Fee (if applicable)................ $85 PP Tower Crane Exam..... for candidates adding Mobile to Tower or Overhead certifications.......

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

Change of Address Form Please use this form to advise of any changes of address. All rights reserved. Please mail or fax this to: International Assessment Institute (IAI) 600 Cleveland Street. 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. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 Please type or print neatly. OCO CH REV 11/10 29 . Suite 900 Clearwater.

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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. 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. All rights reserved. fits. or injury IF ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE IS YES. OCO CH REV 11/10 . 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. disease. or fainting TT  Extensive confinement by illness or injury TT  Any other nervous disorder TT  Suffering from any other disorder TT  Permanent defect from illness.Physical Examination Form Please type or print neatly.

_ ___________________ Sugar___________________ Other Laboratory Data (Serology. OCO CH REV 11/10 .) _ _________________________________________________ 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. TT Qualified only when wearing a hearing aid. 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—see Accommodation Statement attached._ _____________________ Alb. with the knowledge of his/her duties. All rights reserved. etc. TT Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses. I find him/her qualified under the regulations. TT Qualified—see Accommodation Statement attached. I find him/her qualified under the regulations. A complete examination form for this person is on file in my office: ADDRESS DATE OF EXAMINATION NAME OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF OPERATOR ADDRESS OF OPERATOR SIGNATURE OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF OPERATOR ADDRESS OF OPERATOR 32 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. 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. 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. Gr.

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

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

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