Crane Schools for CCO Certification
Using professional crane schools for training and certifying crane operators versus an in-house safety program can save money and time for most crane operator employers. Employers using an in-house evaluator will now have to be qualified through OSHA.
Effective November of 2010, crane operators will need to be certified through an accredited 3rd party, like the NCCCO, or use a qualified and audited in house training program to qualify crane operators. This new regulation for crane operator certification, set by OSHA, will affect more than 4.8 million workers and 267,000 construction, crane rental, and crane certification establishments in the United States.
The NCCCO has worked with the International Assessment Institute, one of the nation's most prestigious credentialing organizations, to develop the NCCCO program for crane operator written and practical examinations. The wealth of knowledge brought to the table by the NCCCO board of directors and commissioners along with the IAI has played a crucial role in the NCCCO's administration and development of it's crane operator exams and certification programs.
Crane operators who pass the NCCCO written and practical operating exams have demonstrated their skills and knowledge and have been qualified by an accredited, independent organization for certifying crane operators. This certification is often a requirement for most employers as it shows that the crane operators have been fully qualified with workplace safety training from crane schools or independent training programs. The goal of the certification program is to reduce workplace injuries and accidents that occur with the assembly, operation, and disassembly of cranes.
When looking for crane schools to certify crane operators, it is important that they endorse the NCCCO's national certification program and have an excellent track record with their clients. The Crane School has been successfully preparing crane operators for the NCCCO examinations for more than 12 years without a single dissatisfied customer. All instructors are certified NCCCO practical examiners and NCCCO certified crane operators in all specialties. Bud Wilson, owner of The Crane School, has a distinct style of teaching that resonates with students. After years of working as a crane operator, Wilson has the knowledge, experience and ability to communicate with fellow crane operator. This knowledge and communication style makes his crane operator courses successful for preparing students for exams. To learn more about The Crane Schools training programs, please contact The Crane Schools office at 386-668-8887.