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NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE

CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS (NCCCO)

CANDIDATE HANDBOOK
• RIGGER LEVEL I
• RIGGER LEVEL II

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

J. Chris Ryan
Boh Bros. Construction Co.
VICE PRESIDENT

Joseph Collins
Becht Engineering Co.
SECRETARY/TREASURER

Thom Sicklesteel
Sicklesteel Cranes
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

John Kennedy
Manitowoc Crane Group
CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONERS

Kerry Hulse
Deep South Crane & Rigging

This handbook and application packet for the
NCCCO Rigger certification program contains
Candidate Application forms for both the
Rigger Level I and Rigger Level II exams near
the end of the book.
Please read this handbook carefully and retain
it for reference throughout the certification
process.

Do not discard this document.

Vinal George Bell
Cianbro Equipment

Dale Daul
McGough Construction

Peter Juhren
Morrow Equipment Co.

Tim Watters
Hoffman Equipment

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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 Rigger Certification Candidate:
Welcome to the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
national rigger certification program.

The NCCCO Rigger
Level I and Rigger
Level II certification
programs are accredited by the American
National Standards
Institute (ANSI) to
ISO 17024—General
requirements for
bodies operating
certification systems
of persons.

# 0756
Mobile, Tower, Overhead, and
Articulating Crane Operator,
Signalperson, and Rigger Level I and
Level II Programs Accredited

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 and administration of the NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations that lead
to CCO certifications. As personnel responsibilities in the lifting industry have become better
defined, NCCCO has developed additional certification programs for related occupations,
including riggers and signalpersons.
This nationally recognized rigger certification program is the culmination of three years’ hard
work by experts from the varied industries and groups that use rigging, including construction,
steel erection, iron workers, the operating engineers, utilities, petrochemicals, specialty rigging
companies, and rigging hardware and sling manufactures. NCCCO task forces were made up of
experts from all aspects of the rigging industry—riggers, training directors, managers, supervisors, manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of rigging experience.
These volunteers gave freely of their time and expertise with the goal of improving the safety of
all whose work brings them into contact with rigging equipment.
Until recently rigger certification was voluntary unless required by local jurisdictions or specific
employers. However, in November 2010 the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enacted new national regulations for cranes and derricks used in construction
under 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, which state that riggers need to be qualified.
To ensure NCCCO examinations are—and remain—valid measurements of the proficiency of
personnel in the lifting industry, NCCCO teamed the task forces’ knowledge and experience
with the exam-development expertise of International Assessment Institute (IAI), based in
Clearwater, Florida. IAI continually analyzes the performance of all NCCCO exams and reports
to NCCCO’s Exam Management Committees, which also guide the development of new examinations. IAI also assists in the administration of NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations. To
be able to provide fair and independent assessments, neither NCCCO nor IAI conducts training, nor do they provide training materials.
This Candidate Handbook has been prepared to provide candidates with comprehensive
information about the NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations leading to Rigger Level I
and Rigger Level II certifications. NCCCO recognizes the commitment required to become
certified and will do everything it can to make each candidate’s experience a positive and
successful one. If after reading this handbook there is anything unclear, candidates may call
NCCCO at 703-560-2391 or e-mail info@nccco.org. NCCCO staff will guide the candidate
through any aspect of the program that he/she would like explained in more detail.
Thank you for your interest—and good luck on your efforts to become CCO-certified!

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................................................................................................9 Application Deadlines...................................................................................................4 Disciplinary Policy....3 Recertification.................3 Code of Ethics for Certified Riggers .........................................................................7 Examination Fees....5 Change of Address.............................................................. 7 Application Process to Take the Written Examination....................5 Written Examination Process.............................................................................................................Table of Contents Introduction.................................................................................10 Information Release Policy........................................................... 11 Domain: Scope of the Rigging Activity.............................................3 Experience................................................................................................................................................... RGR CH REV 01/12 v ...................9 Test Site Information.....................................................................................................................................1 Certified Rigger Level I...................................................................................................................8 Test Administration Schedule for NCCCO Examinations..................................................................................................................................3 Certified Rigger Level I Exams..................................................................................................................................................................................................... and Withdrawals.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................12 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.................................9 Test Scoring Information................. All rights reserved............................ Cancellations...........................................12 Domain: Execution of Rigging Activity......................11 Domain: Technical Knowledge............................................................7 Rescheduling.......................................10 Retaking the Examination(s)...............................................................1 NCCCO Examination Development..................................................................................9 Admission Letters.......................................2 Certification Policies.........................................4 Certification Cards.......................................................................................11 Domain: Inspection....................................................................................2 Certified Rigger Level Ii..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 Certified Rigger Level II Exams...........................................................................................................................3 Certification Time Frames..............................................................................................10 Written Examination Outline—Rigger Level I............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Eligibility.................................................................1 Definition of a Rigger... 1 Program Description.........................................4 Substance Abuse Policy............................................................................................................11 Domain: Identify Rigging Components......................................................

.................................................................................21 Pre-Test Familiarization................17 Scheduling a Test...................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Post-Test Procedures............................................................................................................................................................22 Post-Test Procedures.....................................................................................................21 Pre-Test Briefing.................................................14 Domain: Execution of Rigging Activity.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................21 Time Limits...................19 Time Limits...... RGR CH REV 01/12 .........................................................................19 Tasks....................... 21 Candidate Information and Instructions.............................................................29 NCCCO Information Release Policy...........................................................................................................................................21 Tasks....................................................................................17 Practical Exam Hand Score Requests.......................................................... 23 Candidate Application...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 Practical Score Reporting.21 Task 2: Rigging Frame Rotation...................................20 Practical Examination Outline—Rigger Level II...................................................................................................... 17 Eligibility.............................. All rights reserved.......................................................................................19 Task 2: Rigging Hitches........................................................21 Task 1: Level Lift........................................................................................................................................17 Skills Tested .........................................................................................................................................................................................19 Candidate ID and Signature..................22 Candidate Application Forms..............................................................17 Test Day......................................................................................19 Task 3: Rigging Connections.................................................................................... 15 Practical Examination Process..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Task 4: Basic Knots..........................................Written Examination Outline—Rigger Level II...............................................19 Pre-Test Briefing............................................................................................................................17 Practical Scoring.......................................................................................... 19 Candidate Information and Instructions........................14 Reference List........................................ 30 vi © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.. 13 Domain: Scope of the Rigging Activity......................................................................................13 Domain: Technical Knowledge...........................................................19 Task 1: Pre-Use Rigging Inspection....21 Candidate ID and Signature ..............................................17 Practical Examination Fees.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................25 Candidate Recertification Application..................................................13 Domain: Planning the Rigging Activity.........................................................................................17 Practical Examination Outline—Rigger Level I..............................................................................................................................................27 Change of Address Form..............................................................................................................................13 Domain: Selection of Rigging Components.........................................................................................................................................................................14 Domain: Inspection............

RGR CH REV 01/12 Development of the NCCCO Rigger Written Examinations involved a panel of SMEs who worked with NCCCO staff and International Assessment Institute (IAI) to write and review all questions used in the examinations. This person may be qualified in a craft or trade and carry an occupational title such as iron worker. and ability to perform functions related to the selection. standardizing test conditions. NCCCO EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT The first step in the development of an objective test to measure the knowledge required for safe rigging operations was a job analysis study. ironworkers. Each examination contains a unique combination of questions from the question bank. skills. skills. The job analysis study and validation survey were then used to generate the test blueprints and content specifications. establishing reliability among tests. This study identified the knowledge. if any. The initial certification period is for five years. These NCCCO task forces teamed their knowledge and experience with IAI’s exam-development expertise. would accrue by more frequent testing. manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of rigging experience. injuries. Based on extensive discussions with representatives from all segments of business and industry who recognize the impact of safety issues.Introduction RIGGER PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The purpose of NCCCO’s rigger certification program is to set standards for measuring the knowledge and proficiency required for safe rigging practices. Rigger Level I certification must also be current. Little. inspection. (The persons described in the categories above will be referred to as rigger even though they carry another occupational title. IAI guided the NCCCO task force in establishing key elements of the program. laborer. skill base. A practical (skills) examination is not required for recertification. as defined by the test blueprints. for Rigger Level II certification to be valid. The level of certification depends upon the individual’s training. managers. and abilities necessary for safe rigging operations. whereby NCCCO trains and accredits NCCCOcertified riggers to administer NCCCO Rigger Practical Examinations. and safety practices keeps pace with changes in these areas. and abilities recommended by the experts was vital to safe operations. In concert with the Rigger task forces. © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. it is believed. training directors. developing the scoring process. lineman. after which riggers are required to recertify. millwright. equipment. All rights reserved. and the like. as long as the certificant meets specified experience requirements. including identifying essential skills. These questions are selected for the examinations on the basis of the content areas. electrician. supervisors. additional benefit. longshoreman. selecting tasks. working in conjunction with psychometric consultants. boilermaker. These exams were developed over a three-year period by NCCCO task forces made up of experts from all aspects of the rigging industry—specialty riggers. pipe fitter. knowledge. carpenter. and fatalities • Reduced risk of loss • Assurance of rigger’s abilities • Less property damage • Improved safety records • Enhanced public image of riggers Candidates are permitted to schedule and take both the Level I and Level II written and practical exams at the same time. and proper use of rigging equipment. reviewed the speed of such change in the industry and researched other comparable certification and licensing programs before determining that this goal could be achieved by setting the examination interval at five years. mason. and creating flexible application and scheduling procedures. mechanic.) 1 . NCCCO has identified the following potential benefits of rigger certification: • Fewer accidents. A representative number of subject matter experts (SMEs) then validated that the knowledge. The NCCCO Rigger Practical Examinations were developed as fair and objective assessments of the essential duties riggers need to perform for safe rigging operations. DEFINITION OF A RIGGER A certified rigger is a person who has been trained and certified to handle and move loads. Periodic written examination is necessary to ensure that certificants’ knowledge of industry standards. however. NCCCO’s subject matter experts. NCCCO staff also designed the Practical Examiner Accreditation Program.

industrial rollers. and basic knots • Recognize associated hazards • Signal operations • Use various types of rigging equipment and basic hitches and their applications CERTIFIED RIGGER LEVEL II In addition to knowing and demonstrating Rigger Level I knowledge and skills. and rigging configuration are provided or known by the rigger through experience or on-the-job training prior to the rigging activities. and load integrity • Understand load dynamics and associated hazards As applicable. jacks. capacities. Level II Riggers can: • Estimate load weight and center of gravity • Identify lift points • Determine and select rigging based on loading • Perform pre-use inspection of rigging and lift points • Understand periodic inspection criteria • Identify and attach rigging with knowledge of hitch configurations and load angle factors. Specifically. rigging capacities. Unsupervised. Level II Riggers will also have a working knowledge of hoisting equipment. They can perform simple. Level I Riggers should be able to demonstrate or have knowledge of how to: • Inspect rigging before use • Identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations. and similar equipment. center of gravity.CERTIFIED RIGGER LEVEL I NCCCO identified the following job duties for Rigger Level I certification. All rights reserved. the rigging. they can select rigging components and procedures based on rigging capacity. 2 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. winches. RGR CH REV 01/12 . repetitive rigging tasks when the load weight.

The successful completion of an NCCCO Certified Rigger Level I Practical Examination demonstrates a candidate’s basic rigging competency. Candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date. Regardless of the date of the recertification examination within that one-year period. All rights reserved. 3 . CERTIFIED RIGGER LEVEL I EXAMS Written Examination The Certified Rigger Level I Written Examination consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. a candidate who fails the Rigger © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. RGR CH REV 01/12 Certified candidates may take their Recertification Written Examination(s) up to one year prior to their certification’s date of expiration. RECERTIFICATION NCCCO certification is valid for five years. The Certified Rigger Level II Recertification Written Examination consists of 20 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 45 minutes. For example. [Note: Candidates who recertify more than 12 months prior to their expiration date will have their new certification period begin immediately.Certification Policies RIGGER LEVEL I & RIGGER LEVEL II ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for certification. This includes: • Passing the Recertification Written Examination • Compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy • Compliance with the Code of Ethics There is no grace period after certification has expired. candidates must: • Be at least 18 years of age • Comply with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy • Pass a Written Examination • Pass a Practical Examination • Comply with the Code of Ethics for Certified Riggers EXPERIENCE NCCCO certification examinations are designed for persons who have been trained to handle and move loads.nccco. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examinations to be certified again. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the test. Candidates wishing to recertify should contact the Test Site Coordinator who set up their initial certification. Practical Examination The successful completion of an NCCCO Certified Rigger Level II Practical Examination demonstrates a candidate’s competency in rigging a load for a level lift and for rotating a load.] Recertification exams will be available at regularly scheduled test administrations. Candidates whose employment circumstances have changed should ask their new employer to schedule a test administration or visit the NCCCO website at (www. CERTIFICATION TIME FRAMES Candidates must pass both Written and Practical Examinations to be certified for a five-year period.org) for a listing of upcoming test administrations. Any tests passed within a 12-month period count towards certification. Written Examination The Certified Rigger Level II Written Examination consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the test. Candidates have 12 months from the time they pass their first Written or Practical Exam for each rigger level in which to pass the corresponding (Written or Practical) Exam. CERTIFIED RIGGER LEVEL II EXAMS There is no requirement for a Practical Examination for recertification. the new five–year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification. Practical Examination The Certified Rigger Level I Recertification Written Examination consists of 30 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 30 minutes. Level I Written Exam in January 2011 but passes the Rigger Level I Practical Exam in June 2011 has until the end of June 2012 to retake (and pass) the Rigger Level I Written Exam. not from the end of their current certification period. The Written and Practical Exams may be taken in either order.

4 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. warnings. controlled substances (including trace amounts). Evidence of falsification of any information on any documents submitted to NCCCO or its agents 3. Appeals should be addressed to: Executive Director National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) 2750 Prosperity Avenue. Evidence of culpability in an accident during certification period 5. This includes illegal drugs. policies. I understand that I must return the card to NCCCO immediately if required to do so DISCIPLINARY POLICY NCCCO’s Ethics and Discipline Committee is responsible for establishing and implementing standards of conduct. I will: iv. recognized safety standards. Period of certification exceeded without renewal 2. Not knowingly violate safety-related regulations. and procedures for disciplinary action. national origin. or hallucinogen. which are the property of NCCCO. the following: 1. Evidence of non-compliance with the Code of Ethics plaints are investigated and considered. So as to place the safety and welfare of workers associated with load-movement activities above all other considerations iii. These complaint procedures have been designed to ensure that only valid and actionable com- It is a condition of certification that riggers certified by NCCCO attest to their compliance with this Substance Abuse Policy. but not be limited to. So as to protect nearby general public property and the environment In addition.CODE OF ETHICS FOR CERTIFIED RIGGERS NCCCO-certified Riggers must comply with NCCCO’s Code of Ethics during their certification. I will perform my work in a manner: i. ethnicity. or any other substance which may have an effect on the human body of being a narcotic. gender. designer drugs. as follows: As an NCCCO-certified Rigger. or instructions set forth by OSHA. Make my management aware if I have safety concerns relating to the operations that I am performing v. Grounds for revocation of certification status shall include. NCCCO has established policies and procedures to address alleged violations of the Code of Ethics fairly and consistently. If a sanction is imposed. depressant. Following the investigation of the complaint. who reports to NCCCO’s Ethics and Discipline Committee. Complaints against certificants are initially investigated by NCCCO’s Manager of Test Integrity. If the complaint is considered actionable. the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs the certificant and the complainant of its decision. An exception to this rule is that a rigger may use such a substance or drug if it is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner who is familiar with the rigger’s medical history and all assigned duties. Evidence of non-compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy 4. 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 riggers shall not use a prescribed or over-the-counter substance that would impair their ability to perform safe rigging practices. All rights reserved. such as ethical standards. and that the public is protected against unprofessional and unethical conduct by certificants. stimulant. Not misrepresent or knowingly deceive others concerning my experience or the capabilities of myself or the rigging operations I am performing vii. NCCCO has a two-tier process to ensure that issues regarding the practice and conduct of certified riggers are fairly and reasonably investigated and determined. Free of bias with regard to religion. Suite 505 Fairfax. and disability ii. These procedures also give all parties involved in the complaint an opportunity to document circumstances warranting the complaint and to respond to the complaint. the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs both the certificant and the complainant of the official opening of the investigation. RGR CH REV 01/12 . age. Non-compliance with this policy automatically revokes a candidate’s certification status. look-alike drugs. and who has advised the rigger that the prescribed substance or drug will not adversely affect the rigger’s ability to perform safe rigging practices. Not misrepresent or misuse my certification card or the NCCCO logo. or the rigging gear manufacturer vi. VA 22031 The decision of the NCCCO Board of Directors is final.

An NCCCO certificant may only hold one certification card at a time. Failure to do so may cause important updates on the NCCCO program to be missed that could affect a certificant’s stature. A form for this purpose is provided on page 29 of this handbook. CHANGE OF ADDRESS Certificants who change their address must notify NCCCO as soon as possible. if a candidate has previously certified in another NCCCO program and subsequently becomes certified as a rigger or holds Rigger Level I certification and adds Level II certification. They must be in writing but can be sent via letter or fax. Updated or replacement cards may be obtained from International Assessment Institute at a cost of $25. he/she may request an updated certification card. Changes of address should be sent to International Assessment Institute (IAI). All rights reserved. Therefore.CERTIFICATION CARDS Certified riggers receive a laminated photo ID card at no cost when they certify for the first time and when they complete the requirements for recertification. © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. RGR CH REV 01/12 5 .

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Candidates may also register for either CBT or paperand-pencil exams and pay online at: www. as well as any correspondence and/or requests for information concerning the administration of NCCCO examinations. and/or inaccurate documentation will delay the processing and incur additional fees. Suite 225 Salt Lake City. Candidates eligible to sit for the examination will receive an admission letter approximately one week before the scheduled test administration date. Send the completed Candidate Application with the appropriate fees. or American Express) is also acceptable. Utah 84124 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 801-938-9540 Check the application carefully to ensure that all information is accurate and complete. This could result in the candidate NOT being able to sit for the examination(s). Information about the specific locations of the Test Sites will be available approximately four weeks prior to the examination. Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Option Candidates desiring to take their written exam(s) using the CBT option should visit nccco.org and click on the Computer-Based Testing link under Test Dates and Locations. Applications are due two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date.com. The CBT Frequently Asked Questions page includes links to a directory of PSI/LaserGrade locations and an online application form. Professional documentation in support of a request for accommodation must be submitted to NCCCO no later than four weeks prior to the scheduled test date. Checks and money orders payable to International Assessment Institute are preferred. and bags are not permitted in the test room. Rigger Level I and Level II written exams and recertification exams may be taken either in a traditional pencil-and-paper 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. The content of both test formats is identical. Please do not staple the check or money order to the application form. see the © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. coats.html. EXAMINATION FEES The appropriate fee(s) must be enclosed with the application. but be aware that materials such as cell phones. Then call the number provided in the email to schedule the test(s) with LaserGrade.iaiexam. LaserGrade will send an appointment confirmation email within 24 hours. Candidates Requesting Testing Accommodations Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. make sure to enclose the appropriate fees. MasterCard. Do not send cash. All rights reserved. All returned checks will be subject to a $30 fee.nccco. wait 24 hours. Test results are available immediately. Highland Drive. Bring a valid photo ID and the authorization email. For further information. hats.org/general/accommodations. After the candidate completes and submits the online application. Payment by credit card (VISA. In addition to the completed application. to: International Assessment Institute Attention: NCCCO Testing 4141 S. Incomplete applications. 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. 7 . After receiving the authorization email. RGR CH REV 01/12 The Candidate Application forms are located at the back of this handbook. Application deadline examples are shown on page 9. IAI will send an authorization email within 48 hours. calculators. Deadlines Please note that all deadlines are UPON RECEIPT deadlines. 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. but do include payment in the envelope with all the other application materials.Written Examination Process RIGGER LEVEL I & RIGGER LEVEL II APPLICATION PROCESS TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION complete NCCCO Testing Accommodations Policy at: http://www. Go to the selected test center at the scheduled date and time. in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION Pencil-and-Paper Option (Traditional Test Site) Candidates desiring to sit for a pencil-and-paper written exam(s) should visit nccco. incorrect payment.

For example. All rights reserved. For details about Signalperson certification. Full name. see the Candidate Applications for combined discounted fees. late applications that arrive at IAI’s testing office by 8 5 p.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. Candidates will NOT receive a refund if they decide they no longer wish to take the test. 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 • Wishes to reschedule without a valid reason (see Emergency Cancellations or Withdrawals) • Candidate illness—supporting documentation required: doctor’s note • Needs a duplicate/replacement certification card or score report • Family death—supporting documentation required: death certificate or obituary notice An additional $30 fee will be charged if: • • • • An application form is incomplete Full payment is not received or a check is returned A credit card cannot be processed for any reason A candidate wants to add to (or change) the exams they plan 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 sample test schedule outlined below. be allowed to reschedule for a future examination administration. 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. and social security number must be included along with the scheduled test date. (ET) on the Monday evening prior will be accepted. Candidate fees will be held up to one year. Discounts are available for candidates seeking Signalperson certification at the same time as Rigger certification. RGR CH REV 01/12 . site number. he/she will need to pay an additional $25 rescheduling fee. can be accepted for an additional $50 late fee. When the candidate reschedules. Candidates will. When the candidate is ready to reschedule his/her Written Examination. International Assessment Institute MUST receive written notification within seven business days after the scheduled examination date or all application fees will be forfeited. International Assessment Institute must receive notification in writing no later than seven business days prior to the examination date. © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. see the NCCCO Signalperson Candidate Handbook. AND WITHDRAWALS Should a candidate be unable to sit for the examination. Applications received after the main application deadline. Other fees: An additional $50 late fee will be charged if the application is late. address. however. for a test administration on a Saturday. but at least four business days prior to the exam administration deadline. CANCELLATIONS. Candidate applications that arrive after that time cannot be accepted. Requests for medical and personal emergency withdrawals are handled by International Assessment Institute upon submission of a letter describing the situation.Exam fees for new candidates only: • Rigger Level I and Level II Written and Practical Exams $250 • Rigger Level I Written Exam $95 • Rigger Level I Practical Exam $95 • Rigger Level II Written Exam $95 • Rigger Level II Practical Exam $95 Exam fees for current NCCCO card holders: • Rigger Level I and Level II Written and Practical Exams $200 • Rigger Level I Written Exam $50 • Rigger Level I Practical Exam $50 • Rigger Level II Written Exam $50 • Rigger Level II Practical Exam $50 Retest fees are the same as for first-time exams. and supporting documentation indicated above. RESCHEDULING. An additional $25 will be charged if a candidate: Walk-in candidates cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

The admission letter contains information regarding the test center address. 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 Written Examination(s). the reporting time. cellular phones. or other materials will be allowed in the examination room. Sample deadlines shown are for a test date of January 29. TEST SITE INFORMATION Identification at the Test Site In addition to an admission letter valid for the specific test date. candidates who sit for NCCCO examination(s) acknowledge that they understand the following: • This examination is the exclusive property of NCCCO. scratch paper. candidates must bring photo identification to the Test Site on the day of the administration. • Candidates verify that they have successfully met the requirements and are eligible to take this examination. beepers. Test Security For the purposes of test security. may be sufficient cause to terminate participation. RGR CH REV 01/12 9 . These comments should be accompanied © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. If at any time it is confirmed that a candidate has not met all the requirements. Test Day Each candidate must bring the following items to the Test Site: • Photo identification • Admission letter for the specific test date APPLICATION DEADLINES Written Test Site Application Request Form due four weeks prior to test date. including memorization. • Two sharpened #2 pencils (to complete the examination answer sheet) • A good eraser NOTE: No books. • 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. the examination(s) the candidate registered for. This admission letter must be presented at the Test Site to gain admittance to the examination(s). No part of the examination(s) may be copied or reproduced in part or whole by any means whatsoever. Candidate Applications due two weeks prior to test. or other appropriate remedy. invalidate the results of the examination. Materials to Bring to the Test Site January S 7 M 1 8 T 2 9 W 3 10 Th 4 11 F 5 12 Sa 6 13 14 21 15 22 16 23 17 24 18 25 19 26 20 27 28 29 30 31 ADMISSION LETTERS Approximately one week before the scheduled test date. as evidenced by an observation or subsequent statistical analysis. • Candidate participation in any irregularity occurring during the examination. and the materials candidates need to bring with them on the day of the administration. candidates may not use their own calculators. Tests can be administered at any time provided that the application deadlines are met. such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid. the candidate will no longer be eligible for certification. All rights reserved. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the examination unless an admission letter valid for the specific test date is presented. except that for the Rigger Level II exam calculators will be provided at the Test Site. • Theft or attempted theft of an examination booklet or any of its pages is punishable as a felony. registered and eligible candidates approved to take the NCCCO Written Examination(s) will receive an admission letter by mail. calculators. Candidate Question Comment Forms Candidates may comment on the examination(s) as a whole or on specific items within an examination by writing the comments on the Candidate Question Comment Form.TEST ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE FOR NCCCO EXAMINATIONS NCCCO Written Examinations are available for administration on demand with at least four weeks’ notice. Candidates are required to sign the Test Site roster upon entry to the testing area. • This examination and the questions contained therein are protected by federal copyright law.

and test date.. with a score of 70 representing the minimum passing score for the Rigger written exams. Candidates will receive credit only for answers recorded on the scannable answer sheet. 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. i. Hand Score Requests Candidates not passing the examination(s) may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of their answer sheets. The scaled score is not a numberanswered-correctly score. Requests must be accompanied by a processing fee of $25 per test score. Candidate scores cannot be given over the telephone. and candidate performance on the examination is not compared to the performance of others taking the examination. For this reason. statistical procedures are used to convert raw scores (i. RETAKING THE EXAMINATION(S) Candidates who fail an examination(s) may retake the examination(s) by reapplying and paying all corresponding fees. 10 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. the specific examination and question referred to.e. Suite 900 Clearwater. the passing score is set beforehand. RGR CH REV 01/12 . TEST SCORING INFORMATION Test Scoring NCCCO Written Examinations are criterion-referenced examinations. provided the request is made in writing within three months of the test date. Score Reporting NCCCO Written Examinations are electronically scored by International Assessment Institute. Answers marked in the test booklet(s) will NOT be counted toward a candidate’s score. Written exam score reports include a strength and weakness report by content domain.. 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. it is important to complete the answer sheet according to the instructions provided by the Chief Examiner on the day of the exam. The passing scores represent absolute standards and are determined by panels of NCCCO content experts using a psychometrically accepted standard-setting methodology. Hand-scoring requests should be mailed to: International Assessment Institute — Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. INFORMATION RELEASE POLICY NCCCO releases information pertaining to individuals who have successfully passed one or more NCCCO examinations according to its Information Release Policy (see page 30). which are set for all administrations of the examination(s). Candidate results are reported on a scale ranging from zero to 100 points. In a criterion-referenced examination. Examination results are mailed to candidates approximately 12 business days after the examination administration. the site code. In reporting the examination results to candidates. the hand-scoring fee will be refunded in full. Examination comments are reviewed by NCCCO content experts on a regular basis. All rights reserved. a candidate must obtain a score equal to or higher than the predetermined passing score to pass the test. All candidates will receive a score report of their performance.by the candidate’s name (which is optional).e.

rings.23: Personnel Lifting Systems —— ASME B30.10: Hooks —— ASME B30.9: Slings »» Hitches —— ASME B30.16: Overhead Hoists —— ASME B30. and rollers —— A-frames —— Trolleys —— Compression hardware —— Beam clamps —— Softeners —— Eyebolts —— Swivel hoist rings —— Jacks • Know how to identify below-the-hook lifting devices —— Structural (lifting beams) —— Mechanical lifting devices (including vacuum lifting devices) —— Close proximity operated lifting magnets —— Remotely operated lifting magnets —— Scrap.Written Examination Outline RIGGER LEVEL I The NCCCO Certified Rigger Level I Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to rigging: Domain: Scope of the Rigging Activity • Approximately 11% of test Domain: Identify Rigging Components • Approximately 18% of test Domain: Technical Knowledge • Approximately 10% of test Domain: Inspection • Approximately 25% of test Domain: Execution of Rigging Activity • Approximately 36% of test DOMAIN: SCOPE OF THE RIGGING ACTIVITY • Know how to identify the load’s travel path • Know how to identify load characteristics —— Know how to verify the load weight —— Know how to identify the attachment points • Recognize special handling requirements • Recognize unsafe rigging practices —— Pinch points —— Need for softeners —— Load stability —— Shock load —— Side load —— Body positioning —— Electrical hazards • Know how to identify hazards • Know how to communicate a hazard identification DOMAIN: IDENTIFY RIGGING COMPONENTS • Know how to identify slings —— Chain —— Wire rope —— Metal mesh —— Synthetic rope —— Synthetic web —— Synthetic round © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.5: Mobile and Locomotive Crane —— ASME B30.21: Manually Lever Operated Hoists —— ASME B30. All rights reserved. and swivels —— Rigging blocks —— Hooks —— Hoists —— Dollies.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices —— ASME B30. skates. RGR CH REV 01/12 • Know how to identify rigging hardware —— Shackles —— Adjustable hardware —— Links.26: Rigging Hardware 11 .and material-handling grapples —— Plate clamps —— Beam and girder clamps DOMAIN: TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE • Understand and apply ASME non-inspection standards —— ASME B30.

9: Slings —— B30.23: Personnel Lifting Systems —— B30.26: Rigging Hardware • Know OSHA frequent inspection regulations —— 1910. All rights reserved.21: Manually Lever Operated Hoists —— B30. and swivels —— Rigging blocks —— Hooks —— Hoists —— Dollies. rings.10: Hooks —— B30.16: Overhead Hoists —— B30:20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices —— B30.• Understand and apply OSHA non-inspection regulations —— 1910. RGR CH REV 01/12 .251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling DOMAIN: EXECUTION OF RIGGING ACTIVITY • Know how to use slings —— Chain —— Wire rope —— Metal mesh —— Synthetic rope —— Synthetic web —— Synthetic round 12 • Know how to use rigging hardware —— Shackles —— Adjustable hardware —— Links. skates. and rollers —— A-frames —— Trolleys —— Compression hardware —— Beam clamps —— Softeners —— Eyebolts —— Swivel hoist rings —— Jacks • Know how to use below-the-hook lifting devices —— Structural (lifting beams) —— Plate clamps —— Beam and girder clamps • Know proper use of tag lines —— Know proper use of basic knots • Know post-load movement activities —— Know how to secure the load —— Know how to disconnect the rigging —— Know how to stow the gear © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.184: Materials Handling and Storage —— 1926.184: Materials Handling and Storage —— 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling —— 1926 Subpart CC: Cranes and Derricks in Construction • Understand and apply signals —— Hand —— Voice DOMAIN: INSPECTION • Know ASME frequent inspection standards —— B30.

Written Examination Outline RIGGER LEVEL II NCCCO’s Certified Rigger Level II written examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to Rigging • Know the responsibilities of the equipment operator Domain: Scope of the Rigging Activity • Know how to calculate tensions on slings and rigging hardware • Approximately 15% of test DOMAIN: SELECTION OF RIGGING COMPONENTS Domain: Planning the Rigging Activity • Approximately 15% of test • Know how to select slings —— Chain —— Wire rope —— Metal mesh —— Synthetic rope —— Synthetic web —— Synthetic round Domain: Selection of Rigging Components • Approximately 34% of test Domain: Technical Knowledge • Approximately 13% of test Domain: Inspection • Approximately 10% of test Domain: Execution of Rigging Activity • Approximately 13% of test DOMAIN: SCOPE OF THE RIGGING ACTIVITY • Know how to identify the load to be moved • Know how to identify the load’s travel path • Know how load is to be positioned • Know how to identify load characteristics —— Know how to calculate the load weight —— Know how to determine the center of gravity —— Know how to calculate the load dimensions —— Know how to identify the attachment points —— Know any special handling requirements »» Know the load composition »» Know the load’s structural integrity —— Recognize special handling requirements • Recognize unsafe rigging practices —— Load stability • Knowledge necessary to identify hazards. • Knowledge necessary to communicate hazards DOMAIN: PLANNING THE RIGGING ACTIVITY • Know how to determine rigging equipment requirements • Know the responsibilities of the lift director • Know lifting characteristics of the rigging equipment • Know how to select rigging hardware —— Shackles —— Adjustable hardware —— Turnbuckles —— Chain hardware —— Links. All rights reserved. rings and swivels —— Rigging block —— Hooks —— How to select hoists »» Air »» Lever »» Electric »» Manual (chain falls) —— Dollies/Skates/Rollers —— A-frames —— Trolley —— Know how to select compression hardware »» Wire rope clips »» Wedge sockets —— Beam clamps —— Softeners —— Eyebolts —— Swivel hoist rings —— Jacks • Know how to identify below-the-hook lifting devices • Know how to verify that the rigging can be removed • Know the responsibilities of the signalperson © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. RGR CH REV 01/12 13 .

26: Rigging Hardware DOMAIN: EXECUTION OF RIGGING ACTIVITY • Know how to use slings —— Chain —— Wire rope —— Metal mesh —— Synthetic rope —— Synthetic web —— Synthetic round • Know how to use rigging hardware —— Shackles —— Adjustable hardware »» Turnbuckles »» Chain hardware —— Links.21: Manually Lever Operated Hoists —— ASME B30.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling —— 1926 Subpart CC: Cranes and Derricks in Construction • Understand and apply signals —— Hand —— Voice DOMAIN: INSPECTION • Know ASME periodic inspection standards —— B30.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices —— B30.23: Personnel Lifting Systems —— B30.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling 14 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. RGR CH REV 01/12 .23: Personnel Lifting Systems —— ASME B30. rings and swivels —— Rigging block —— Hooks —— Hoists »» Air »» Lever »» Electric »» Manual —— Dollies/skates/rollers —— A-frames —— Trolley —— Compression hardware »» Wire rope clips »» Wedge sockets —— Beam clamps (used as attachment point) —— Softeners —— Eyebolts —— Swivel hoist rings —— Jacks • Know how to use below-the-hook lifting devices —— Structural (lifting beams) —— Mechanical lifting devices —— Close proximity operated lifting magnets —— Remotely operated lifting magnets —— Scrap and material handling grapples • Know OSHA periodic inspection regulations —— 1910.5: Mobile and Locomotive Crane —— ASME B30.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices —— ASME B30.184: Materials Handling and Storage —— 1926.184: Materials Handling and Storage —— 1926.26: Rigging Hardware • Understand and apply OSHA non-inspection regulations —— 1910.—— Structural (lifting beams) —— Mechanical lifting devices (including vacuum lifting devices) —— Close proximity operated lifting magnets —— Remotely operated lifting magnets —— Scrap and material handling grapples —— Plate clamps —— Beam/girder clamps DOMAIN: TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE • Understand and apply ASME non-inspection standards —— ASME B30.21: Manually Lever Operated Hoists —— B30. All rights reserved.10: Hooks —— B30.9: Slings »» Hitches —— ASME B30.16: Overhead hoists —— ASME B30.16: Overhead Hoists —— B30.9: Slings —— B30.10: Hooks —— ASME B30.

Alberta.1424-1425 —— 1926.21 Manually Lever Operated Hoists $60. MasterCard.23 Personnel Lifting Systems ASME standards may be purchased directly from ASME: Order by Internet: http://catalog.org/general/RiggerHandbooksManuals.2007: Mobile and Locomotive Cranes • ASME B30.html This booklet includes rigging hardware.00 • ASME B30.2005: Hooks • ASME B30.2005: Personnel Lifting Systems • OSHA 1910. The information contained in this manual has been compiled from partial sections of ASME B30 standards (with written permission) and the prevailing OSHA regulations for rigging practices.26 Rigging Hardware $45. and other capacity information that may be used in NCCCO rigger certification exams. T6E 5X2 Canada Ph: 780-962-4548 Fax: 780-962-4819 Payments accepted: VISA.1431-1432 —— Appendix A NCCCO Rigger Reference Booklet • ASME B30.Reference List The following reference materials are used by NCCCO’s Rigger Examination Committee to verify the accuracy of NCCCO test questions.1404-1411 —— 1926.00 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.00 • ASME B30. sling.20 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices • ASME B30.00 This manual can be purchased from any local Ironworkers.184: Slings • OSHA 1926.00 • ASME B30. Diner’s Club IPT’S Crane and Rigging Training Manual (2005) $38.5 .com/ Order by mail: Download free PDF from: http://nccco.23 .16 Overhead Hoists (Underhung) $59. Box 2900 Fairfield. IPT Publishing and Training Ltd.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling • OSHA 1926 Subpart CC: Cranes and Derricks in Construction —— 1926.9 Slings $79.iptbooks.20 .1401 —— 1926.50 Order by Internet: http://www. money order PRIMARY ASME STANDARDS Candidates must be familiar with the entire contents of the following ASME standards: • ASME B30.org/ Order by mail: American Society of Mechanical Engineers 22 Law Drive. Prices current at press time.2006: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices • ASME B30. RGR CH REV 01/12 Rigging for Ironworkers Reference Manual (2007) $17. load block.O. American Express.10 .org/general/RiggerHandbooksManuals. NJ 07007 Ph: 800-843-2763 Fax: 201-882-1717 Payments accepted: check. Partial relevant sections from the following selected standards are included: • ASME B30. P. Discover. MasterCard.10 Hooks • ASME B30. All rights reserved. American Express. NCCCO Rigger Reference Manual SECONDARY ASME STANDARDS Download free PDF from: http://nccco.asme. VISA.1419-1422 —— 1926.html Candidates must be familiar with only the portions of the following ASME standards that are included in the NCCCO Rigger Reference Manual: This manual was created to assist candidates preparing to take the NCCCO rigger certification examinations. Box 9590 Edmonton. check. 15 .5 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes • ASME B30.

16 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.251—Rigging Equipment for Material Handling • 1926 Subpart CC: Cranes and Derricks in Construction Order by Internet: http://www. All rights reserved.gov/ All of the above OSHA standards are included in the NCCCO Rigger Reference Manual.osha.OSHA Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry • 1910.184—Slings • 1926. RGR CH REV 01/12 .

TEST DAY Candidates must report to the Test Site at the scheduled time. © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. rigging hitches. Candidates’ skills are tested in demonstrating pre-use rigging inspection. All rights reserved. Alternatively. 17 . Retest fees are the same as for first-time exams. The Examiner’s task is primarily to record the performance of the candidate. A score of 68 represents the minimum passing score for the Rigger Level I Practical Exam. SKILLS TESTED Certified Rigger Level I Practical Exam The Practical Examination is comprised of four main tasks that increase progressively in the skill level tested. SCHEDULING A TEST Candidates for the Practical Examinations should contact their Test Site Coordinator to determine the date of the next scheduled Practical Exam. Candidates must bring their completed Candidate Application forms with them to their scheduled examination. There are no time limits in the Rigger Level I Practical Exam. Examiner requirements include meeting NCCCO requirements for certification. PRACTICAL SCORING Candidate performance on the Practical Examination is recorded by Practical Examiners accredited by NCCCO. Certified Rigger Level II Practical Exam The Rigger Level II Practical Examination is comprised of two tasks. Hand scored practical exam reports include details of a candidate’s performance on each task. Candidates have 12 months after they pass their first exam (Written or Practical) in which to pass the corresponding Written or Practical Exam. Requests must be made in writing within three months of the test date and must be accompanied by a processing fee of $25 for each test requested. and basic knots. PRACTICAL EXAMINATION FEES The Rigger Level I Practical Exam fee for rigger-only candidates is $95 each. Please note that while Practical Examiners are encouraged to expedite the shipping of score sheets after each test administration. RGR CH REV 01/12 The testing procedure has been developed to provide the highest degree of standardization and reliability. Candidates may lose points through operational errors in both the Level I and Level II Practical Exam(s). PRACTICAL SCORE REPORTING All candidates receive a score report of their performance. candidates may contact NCCCO for this information. PRACTICAL EXAM HAND SCORE REQUESTS Candidates not passing the examination(s) may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of their answer sheets. passing the Written and Practical Exams. Candidates’ skills are tested in performing a level lift and rigging frame rotation. which at a minimum shall meet OSHA requirements.Practical Examination Process RIGGER LEVEL I & RIGGER LEVEL II ELIGIBILITY Candidates must pass a Practical Exam to be certified. they may batch score sheets from several test administrations over a number of days. All candidates shall comply with Test Site requirements concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). The Practical Exam fee for current NCCCO certification card holders is $50 each for either the Rigger Level I or Rigger Level II exam. This means that candidates may receive their score reports from IAI more than three weeks after their test administration. The scoring of candidates’ performances is done off site at the facilities of International Assessment Institute. Examination results are mailed to candidates approximately 12 business days after the receipt of the Practical Examination score sheets by International Assessment Institute. rigging connections. The appropriate fees must be submitted with the application through the Test Site Coordinator. Both the Practical Examination and the scoring system have been validated by NCCCO’s pilot testing program and verified by International Assessment Institute. Candidates may take their Written and Practical Exams in either order. Candidates are allowed 15 minutes to complete the level lift task and 30 minutes to complete the frame rotation task. along with any required supporting materials. and successfully completing an accreditation workshop. Rigger Level II candidates must pass both tasks in the same test session to achieve an overall passing score on the practical exam.

Practical exam hand-scoring requests should be mailed to: International Assessment Institute Attention: CCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. RGR CH REV 01/12 . 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. the hand-scoring fee will be refunded in full. Suite 900 Clearwater. 18 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. All rights reserved.

TASK 4: BASIC KNOTS • At the Examiner’s indication to start. There are no time limits for the Certified Rigger Level I Practical Examination. × 30 in. gather and assemble the rigging materials that are required to complete the assigned task. If there is anything that they do not understand. The rigging has been inspected and is approved for use. Once they have completed the Practical Exam they must leave the testing area. the Examiner will ask each candidate for a government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license. announce that you are “Done. you will be directed to demonstrate six different hitches. as described on the task assignment card. Select those items that meet ASME and OSHA Removal from Service criteria. CANDIDATE ID AND SIGNATURE Prior to beginning the examination. • You will disassemble the rigging assembly before continuing on to the next rigging assignment. © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. PRE-TEST BRIEFING Before the test. web sling and a ⅝-inch shackle on the eye bolt located on the round tube. • At the Examiner’s indication to start. During the Practical Examination. TIME LIMITS • You will choose three task assignment cards—one of each color—for the three rigging tasks. you will tie five different knots using a rope or ropes of different diameters. • Task 1: Pre-Use Rigging Inspection • Task 2: Rigging Hitches • Task 3: Rigging Connections • Task 4: Basic Knots Candidates will be required to complete all phases of the test in sequence. you will inspect all of the rigging slings and hardware located in front of you. TASK 2: RIGGING HITCHES • At the Examiner’s indication to start. The following sections describe the specific tasks that candidates will be performing when taking the Rigger Level I Practical Examination. • Place the selected items to one side and say “Done” to indicate that you have finished. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test are allowed in the test area. The Examiner will have the candidate sign the score sheet indicating that the candidate understands the instructions for the test. candidates will watch a short candidate video or presentation showing all the tasks they will be required to perform during the examination. • If your task involves the use of hardware that requires a torque wrench for final tightening. RGR CH REV 01/12 • When you have completed your rigging assignment. It is important that candidates understand these instructions. The Examiner will ask if the candidate has read the Candidate Information and Instructions and will answer any questions. You will then rig and suspend the 6 in. The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for setting the testing schedule. candidates are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times.Practical Examination Outline RIGGER LEVEL I The following is an outline of the practical testing procedure for Rigger Level I certification.” The Examiner will evaluate your completed rigging setup. candidates should request clarification from the Examiner. you are only required to secure the hardware to finger-tight condition for the task assignment. TASKS • You will rig a single vertical hitch using the 5 ft. square aluminum tube. TASK 1: PRE-USE RIGGING INSPECTION • At the Examiner’s indication to start. CANDIDATE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS Candidates must report to the Test Site at the scheduled time. • After completing each hitch. 19 . say “Done” when you are ready to have the hitch evaluated. The Rigger Level I Practical Exam consists of four tasks: • All other hitches will be rigged around the round tube. • Softeners are not required for these tasks. All rights reserved. TASK 3: RIGGING CONNECTIONS • You will have one minute to review the available rigging equipment for this testing session.

Candidates must demonstrate the following basic knots: • Sheet bend • Clove hitch • Inside bowline • Square/reef • Two half hitches POST-TEST PROCEDURES Once each candidate has completed the Practical Examination: • The Examiner will complete the score sheet. • Tie each knot and say “Done” when you are ready to have the knot evaluated. • The Examiner is not permitted to review the score sheet with the candidate or discuss the candidate’s performance on the test. • Once candidates have completed all of their tests. • Place the tying rope on the table after the last knot has been evaluated.• When it is necessary. use the 4 in. RGR CH REV 01/12 . • Exam results will be mailed to the candidate within approximately 12 working days of International Assessment Institute’s receipt of the score sheet. they must leave the Test Site. 20 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. All rights reserved. round PVC pipe and eye bolt as your anchor point.

During the Practical Examination. candidates are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times. breakdown all rigging components and return them to the rigging table. TIME LIMITS Candidates will be shown a short video or PowerPoint presentation showing all the tasks they will be required to perform during the examination. The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for setting the testing schedule. Candidates must report to the test site at the scheduled time. select and then apply slings and/or hardware to attachment points of your choice on the rigging frame in order to hoist the load and execute a level lift. PRE-TEST BRIEFING • If you are ready in less than three minutes. He/she will have the candidate sign the score sheet indicating that the candidate understands the instructions for the test. • You are permitted a maximum of two lifting attempts to achieve a position that is within two degrees of true level. A measurement of greater than two degrees on your final attempt will result in a performance deduction. • Do not apply rigging at less than 30 degrees to the horizontal. The Examiner will ask if the candidate has read the Candidate Information and Instructions and will answer any questions. at which point timing begins. handtighten these items only. • Level Lift • Rigging Frame Rotation • At the conclusion of each task. • If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt. • Any misapplication of slings or hardware during these tasks will result in performance deductions. or remove rigging while the load is suspended. they should request clarification from the Examiner. Once candidates have completed the Practical Exam. The Level Lift task has a time limit of 15 minutes and the Rigging Frame Rotation task has a time limit of 30 minutes • A maximum of three minutes will be permitted to evaluate the rigging gear used for these tasks. • You may not add. CANDIDATE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS • Softeners shall not be used or provided for these tasks. you must return to the original starting position before starting a second attempt. 21 . • Torquing of hardware or nuts is not required. • A lifting attempt is defined as any movement of the frame from hoisting. • You are not permitted to attach rigging at the center of gravity. CANDIDATE ID AND SIGNATURE Prior to beginning the examination. All rights reserved. PRE-TEST FAMILIARIZATION • All rigging slings and hardware are approved for use and do not require pre-use inspection. A laminated picture of the Rigging Frame and a grease pencil are provided for your use. The Rigger Level II Practical Exam consists of two tasks: • A digital level may be used during these tasks. • Do not point-load rigging on the frame. the Examiner will ask each candidate for a government-issued photo identification. adjust. • You must use at least three but no more than four sling legs on the rigging frame. It is important that candidates understand these instructions. such as a driver’s license. If there is anything they do not understand. RGR CH REV 01/12 TASK 1: LEVEL LIFT • At Examiner’s indication to start.Practical Examination Outline RIGGER LEVEL II The following is an outline of the practical testing procedure for Rigger Level II certification. • You are not allowed to climb on the rigging frame. please indicate that you are ready to begin. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test are allowed in the test area. TASKS • The Practical Examiner will remove the blocking when the frame is suspended. © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. The following sections describe the specific tasks candidates will be performing when taking the Practical Examination. they must leave the testing area.

• You must initiate this task with a minimum of three slings but no more than four. • If the frame touches the ground during the first or second rotation attempt. TASK 2: RIGGING FRAME ROTATION • At the Examiner’s indication to start. • When you have completed this task say “Done. • Once candidates have completed all of their tests. you must return to the original starting position before attempting the next rotation. select and then apply slings and/or hardware to attachment points of your choice on the rigging frame. and one minute(s) remaining for this task. You must lift the frame clear of the ground and rotate the load 90 degrees under control. they must leave the Test Site. A measurement of greater than six (6. 22 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. All rights reserved. • You are permitted a maximum of three attempts to rotate the frame to a position that is within six (6.0) degrees on your final attempt will result in a performance deduction. POST-TEST PROCEDURES Once each candidate has completed the Practical Examination: • The Examiner will complete the score sheet. • You will have a maximum time of 30 minutes to complete this task. and one minute(s) remaining for this task. • Exam results will be mailed to the candidate within approximately 12 working days of International Assessment Institute’s receipt of the score sheet.” Your rigging setup will then be evaluated. five. • The Examiner will indicate when there are ten.• You may not use the second chain-fall hoist for this task • When you have completed this task say “Done. you must return to the original starting position before attempting the next rotation. • The Examiner will indicate when there are ten. • You may use the second chain-fall hoist for this task. • You will have a maximum time of 15 minutes to complete this task. • A rope tied on the frame indicates which side must be in the final “up” position.0) degrees of true level. at which point timing begins. RGR CH REV 01/12 . and you must have tension on at least two pick points at the end of the task. five. • If you are unsuccessful during any rotation attempt. • The Examiner is not permitted to review the score sheet with the candidate or discuss the candidate’s performance on the test.” Your rigging setup will then be evaluated.

All rights reserved. • Candidate Application—Written and Practical Examinations • Candidate Recertification Application • Change of Address Form © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.Candidate Application Forms RIGGER LEVEL I & RIGGER LEVEL II Please photocopy and complete all sides of the following forms when applying for NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations. RGR CH REV 01/12 23 .

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..... All rights reserved................................. NAME First Middle NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (if currently certified) Last SOCIAL SECURITY # MAILING ADDRESS DATE OF BIRTH CITY PHONE STATE CELL FAX COMPANY/ORGANIZATION ZIP E-MAIL PHONE COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP  I AM REQUESTING TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)..................... $ To receive discounted pricing.......) WRITTEN TEST SITE # (contact Test Site Coordinator) DATE YOU INTEND TO TEST (MM/DD/YYYY) TEST SITE COORDINATOR Note: Applications received without a Test Site Number will be marked incomplete and cannot be processed........nccco.. please see http://www.. (Not applicable when Practical Exam is taken first...................org/general/accommodations.....) FILL IN the circles next to the exam(s) for which you are applying.......Candidate Application WRITTEN & PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS—RIGGER/SIGNALPERSON Please type or print neatly. For logistical reasons it is recommended that candidates take no more than four exams on the same day..... EXAM DESCRIPTION EXAM FEES RETEST FEES New NCCCO certification candidates only (includes CCO certification card): PP Rigger Level I (652801) & Rigger Level II (652802) Written and Practical Exams PP Rigger Level I (652801) & Signalperson (652701) Written and Practical Exams PP Rigger Level I Written Exam (652801) PP Rigger Level I Practical Exam (888101) PP Rigger Level II Written Exam (652802) PP Rigger Level II Practical Exam (888201) PP Signalperson Written Exam (652701) PP Signalperson Practical Exam (777777) $250 $250 $95 $95 $95 $95 $95 $95 PP One Exam PP Two Exams PP Three or Four Exams $95 $190 $250 PP One Exam PP Two Exams PP Three Exams PP Four Exams $50 $100 $150 $200 Current CCO card holders*: PP Rigger Level I Written Exam (652801) PP Rigger Level I Practical Exam (888101) PP Rigger Level II Written Exam (652802) PP Rigger Level II Practical Exam (888201) PP Signalperson Written Exam (652701) PP Signalperson Practical Exam (777777) $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 Other fees: PP *Updated/Replacement Certification Card (required for all current CCO card holders) PP Candidate Late Fee PP Incomplete Application Fee (see Candidate Handbook for details) $25 $50 $30 TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED...........html.. ...... © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.... (For details on NCCCO’s Testing Accommodations policy......... RGR CH REV 01/12 25 ..... written exams must be taken at the same test administration...

CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN & PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS—RIGGER/SIGNALPERSON NCCCO CERTIFICATION CARD Candidates who meet all the requirements for certification in any one category are issued a certification card at no charge. 26 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. Replacement and updated cards are available for an additional fee.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple check or money order. Highland Drive. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount. without hat or sunglasses. If paying by credit card. see previous page. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. 1-3/8” W x 1-3/4” H A digital photo may be substituted for a passport photo. and enclose any required payment based upon the information listed below with the application form. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application or denial or revocation of my certification. Attach Color Passport Photo Here Please attach a passport color photo. Utah 84124 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 801-938-9540 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application. complete the following information: EXPIRATION DATE CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three. Under penalties of perjury. Suite 225 Salt Lake City. including the Code of Ethics. 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 4141 S. All rights reserved. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook and have read it. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. RGR CH REV 01/12 .or four-digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. and I do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures.

....... $30 TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED (or amount to be charged to credit card).............. $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (see Candidate Handbook for details).... FILL IN the circles next to the exam(s) for which you are applying....... $ *To receive discounted pricing....................................Candidate Recertification Application RIGGER/SIGNALPERSON Please type or print neatly........................................ EXAM DESCRIPTION EXAM FEES Recertification Exams (Signalperson and/or Rigger certified only): PP Rigger Level I Recertification Written Exam (652811) PP Rigger Level II Recertification Written Exam (652822) PP Signalperson Recertification Practical Exam (777702) PP One Exam $95 PP Rigger Level I & Rigger Level II Exams* $145 PP Rigger Level I & Signalperson Exams $190 PP All Three Exams $240 Recertification Exams (current NCCCO–certified crane operators): PP Rigger Level I Recertification Written Exam (652811) PP Rigger Level II Recertification Written Exam (652822) PP Signalperson Recertification Practical Exam (777702) PP One Exam PP Two Exams PP Three Exams $50 $100 $150 PP One Exam PP Two Exams PP Three Exams PP Four Exams $50 $100 $150 $200 Additional Exams (new certifications): PP Rigger Level I Written Exam (652801) PP Rigger Level I Practical Exam (888101) PP Rigger Level II Written Exam (652802) PP Rigger Level II Practical Exam (888201) PP Signalperson Written Exam (652701) PP Signalperson Practical Exam (777777) Other Fees: PP Updated Certification Card..................html.... please see http://www......................... © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators............................................................................................................................................................................... NAME First Middle NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (if currently certified) Last SOCIAL SECURITY # MAILING ADDRESS DATE OF BIRTH CITY PHONE STATE CELL FAX COMPANY/ORGANIZATION ZIP E-MAIL PHONE COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP  I AM REQUESTING TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA).nccco....................................................................................... All rights reserved........) WRITTEN TEST SITE # (contact Test Site Coordinator) DATE YOU INTEND TO TEST (MM/DD/YYYY) TEST SITE COORDINATOR Note: Applications received without a Test Site Number will be marked incomplete and cannot be processed...........................................org/general/accommodations....... (For details on NCCCO’s Testing Accommodations policy........... $25 PP Candidate Late Fee................................... Rigger Level I and Rigger Level II recertification exams must be taken at the same test administration....... RGR CH REV 01/12 27 ............

CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash.or four-digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. If paying by credit card. Highland Drive. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount. 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 4141 S. complete the following information: EXPIRATION DATE CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. Utah 84124 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 801-938-9540 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application.CANDIDATE RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION (CONT’D) RIGGER/SIGNALPERSON Under penalties of perjury. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. and understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. All rights reserved. 28 © 2012 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. have read it. or denial or revocation of my certification. including the Code of Ethics. Suite 225 Salt Lake City. RGR CH REV 01/12 . I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook.

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