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Jan 19, 2011

Upcoming NCCCO Exams

Crane Written Exams:  Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ Bothell

Click here to view the informational flyer

 Contact the office to be placed on the waitlist: 509-968-3203

 Click Here to download a Mobile or Tower Written Application 

Click Here to download an Articulating Crane Written Application

 Click Here to download a Recertification Written Application 


Crane Practical Exams: To Be Determined  (Call to schedule a day and time)

   Contact the office to be placed on the waitlist: 509-968-3203

Click Here to download a Practical Application


 Rigger /Signal Person Exams:  To Be Determined

 Contact the office to be placed on the waitlist: 509-968-3203

Click Here to download a Rigger / Signal Person Application


WA State Crane Rule
Nov 10, 2009

  

Washington State to Require Certification of Cranes and Operators

April 2007 - While the revised federal requirement for crane operators continues its administrative journey through the corridors of federal OSHA, attempts in the “other” Washington to implement a similar law came to fruition in early April. 

Washington state Governor, Chris Gregoire, signed into law HB 2171 on April 10, 2007 and, in doing so, made her state the fifteenth in the nation to require crane operators to be certified. 

Effective January 1, 2010, no employer or contractor may permit a crane operator engaged in construction work to operate a crane unless the crane operator is qualified.  The new law also requires cranes to be certified at least annually by a certified crane inspector.

Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has been given the responsibility of establishing the requirements for a qualified crane operator, but they must include, at a minimum, a provision for crane operators to have a valid certificate for the type of crane they operate.  The certificate must be issued by a crane operator testing organization that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.  The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1998.

The new law also requires the accredited certifying organization to administer written and practical examinations and have procedures for the recertification of crane operators at least every five years.  In addition to being certified, the new law also requires crane operators to have up to 2,000 hours of documented crane experience that meets experience levels to be established by L&I.  There are provisions for an apprentice or trainee operator to operate cranes under the “direct and continuous supervision” of a qualified crane operator.  They must also pass a substance abuse test conducted by a recognized laboratory service.  

The new law covers mobile, tower and overhead (gantry) cranes when used in construction work.  Knuckleboom cranes, piledrivers and locomotive cranes are also included.  Specifically excluded are electrical line trucks, mechanics’ trucks, hydraulic jacking systems and aerial lifts.

The enactment of the law, whose passage is one of the swiftest of its kind ever, comes less than five months after the fatal Bellevue, WA tower crane collapse in which a Microsoft lawyer was killed in his condominium, and three buildings were damaged.  The investigation into that accident, which sparked a state-wide inspection of tower cranes and resulted in a number being shut down, is continuing.    *Article located at www.nccco.org

For More Information on the Crane Rule, Click Here

 


Certification Overview
Jan 08, 2009

Proposed Certification Rule
Nov 06, 2008

Written Exams
Sep 30, 2008

Practical Exams
Nov 05, 2008

Mobile and Tower Crane Practical Exams:

 The following sections describe the specific tasks you will be performing when taking the practical examination. It is important that you understand these instructions. If there is anything you do not understand, please request clarification from the Examiner.

Click Here to visit the NCCCO website and watch a video demonstrating the tasks.

The Four Tasks are:

There is also a Pre-Test Briefing, a Pre-Test Familiarization Period, and a Pre-Task Familiarization Period (prior to the zigzag task) with a load. You will be required to complete all phases of the test in sequence.

You must report to the test site at the scheduled time. You are required to bring personal protective equipment to wear during the test including as a minimum: hard hat, work boots, and suitable work clothing.

The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for setting the testing schedule. If you are familiar with the operation of the test crane, you may elect to test first to allow other candidates time to review the operator’s manuals and load charts. Otherwise, selection shall be by random drawing or by assignment of the Test Site Coordinator.

During the practical examination, you are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times.

Once you have completed all of the tests you are taking, you must leave the testing area. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test are allowed in the test area.

TIME LIMITS

For Task 1, Task 3 and Task 4 an “optimum” time limit has been set. If the task is completed within this time period, you receive no time penalty.

Once you exceed this time limit, you will lose points on a gradual basis. If you take twice as long as the optimum time, you will have lost all the points allotted to that particular task. The “optimum” time for each task is stated as part of the task descriptions.

PRE-TEST BRIEFING

While you are waiting to take your test you will have sufficient time to read this description of the tasks be performed and review the operator’s manuals and load charts for the crane(s) you will operate. In addition, you will be informed of the make and model the crane, the boom length and the weight of the test load. You will also watch a short video showing all the tasks you will be required to perform during the examination.


Knuckleboom Cranes
May 10, 2011

Are you interested in getting your NCCCO card for Knuckleboom (Articulating) Cranes?

Email or call the Training Center office (509) 968-3203 ext. 221 to get your name on the wait list to be contacted for future testing dates

Click Here to visit the NCCCO Website to learn about the practical exam

Click Here to Visit the NCCCO Website to learn about the written exam

 

 


Recertification
Nov 05, 2008

Certification Time Frames
Nov 05, 2008

Test Fees (On Paper)
Nov 05, 2008

The appropriate fee must be enclosed with your application and sent to the Training Center Office before the scheduled deadline.  The Training Center will add the candidate to the test roster and forward the application and payment to the International Assesment Institute to be processed. All fees are determined by and paid to the IAI. The Operating Engineers Training Program is not responsible for any fees applied by the IAI.

Checks and money orders payable to International Assessment Institute are preferred.  You may also pay by credit card - Visa, MasterCard or Amex.  Do not send cash.  

 Mobile Crane Exams (First Time):

Core Exam plus 1 Specialty Exam:    $165

Core Exam plus 2 Specialty Exams:  $175

Core Exam plus 3 Specialty Exams:   $185

Core Exam plus 4 Specialty Exams:   $195

 

Re-Testing Fees:

Core Exam Only (Specialty Passed):      $165

Core Exam plus 1 Specialty Exam:         $165

Core Exam Passed: 1 Specialty only:        $65

Core Exam Passed: 2 Specialties only:    $75

Core Exam Passed: 3 Specialties only:    $85

Core Exam Passed: 4 Specialties only:    $95

 

Recertification Fees:

 Core Exam plus 1 Specialty Exam:        $150

Core Exam plus 2 Specialty Exams:      $155

Core Exam plus 3 Specialty Exams:     $160

Core Exam plus 4 Specialty Exams:      $165

 

Tower Crane Exams:

Written Exam: $165

Written Exam: For candidates who are registering for Mobile exams at the same as the Tower exam:  $50

Written Exam: For candidates already certified in Mobile Cranes (no updated card:)  $50

Written Exam: For Candidaes already certified in Mobile Cranes (updated card): $75

 

Other Fees:

You will be charged an additional $50 fee if your application is late.

You will be charged an additional $25 fee if:
— you wish to reschedule without a valid reason (see Emergency Cancellations or Withdrawals).
— you need a replacement certification card.

You will be charged an additional $30 fee if:
— your application form is incomplete
— you do not send in full payment
— your credit card cannot be processed for any reason
— you want to add to, or change, the exams you want to take after scheduling has been completed (in addition to the exam fee).

Candidate applications that arrive after that time cannot be accepted

Walk-in candidates cannot be accepted under any circumstances

 

 


Computer Based Written Exams
Aug 03, 2009

There is now the option to take the NCCCO written exams on the computer at a Laser Grade testing facility.

Follow these steps to sign up for the computerized written exam:

1. Go to  the International Assessment Institute's website, read the various requirements, complete, and submit online application.  You will receive an Authorization Email from IAI within 24 hours.

2. After you receive your email authorization from IAI, follow the directions given to schedule your test with PSI.  You can look up the available test centers by going to the PSI website. 

3. Go to the selected test center at the scheduled date and time.  Bring with you your photo ID and Authorization Email. Once you have completed your computer-based tests you will receive your official score results before you leave the test center.

Please note: Taking the written exam on the computer does cost more than taking it on paper. The Training Trust does not reimburse the additional cost of taking the exam on the computers.

To view the current fees to take the fees on paper on on the computer, please click here.

 For more information visit: http://www.nccco.org/general/cbt.html



NCCCO Training Resources
Nov 05, 2008

Crane Inspector Application
Nov 12, 2008

 

 

Click Here to access the Application for Accreditation - Cranes/Derricks and other Material Handling Devices

 


Rigger Certification
Aug 25, 2009

 Certified Basic Rigger

The NCCCO Rigger Task Force has identified the following job duties for the Basic level certified rigger. The basic level rigger can perform simple, repetitive rigging tasks when the load weight, center of gravity, the rigging and rigging configuration are provided or
known by the rigger through experience, or on-the-job training prior to the rigging activities. Specifically, they should be able to demonstrate or have knowlegdge of the following: A basic Rigger should be able to demonstrate or have knowlegdge of the following:


• Pre-use rigging inspection
• Identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations, capacities, and basic knots
• Recognize associated hazards
• Signaling operations
• Use various types of rigging equipment and basic hitches and their applications

Written Exam: consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the Basic Rigger Written Examination.

 

Practical Exam: The successful completion of a NCCCO Rigger Basic Practical Examination demonstrates a candidate's basic rigging competency.

 

Click Here to View the Rigger Reference Manual

Click Here to View the Rigger Reference Booklet

 

Click Here to Download a NCCCO Rigging & Signaling application 


SignalPerson Certification
Aug 25, 2009

SignalPerson Certification

The Siganlperson written examination consist of 60 multiple-choice questions.  Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the examination.

Domain 1: Hand Signals
      (Approximately 33% of the test)
Domain 2: Voice Communication
      (Approximately 13% of the test)
Domain 3: Basic Knowledge of Crane Operations
      (Approximately 27% of the test)
Domain 4: Situational Awareness (Site Specific Considerations)
      (Approximately 13% of the test)

Domain 5: Safety Standards and Regulations

      (Approximately 13% of the test)

   Click Here for more details on the Written Exam

The Signalperson practical examination requires the candidate to demonstrate proficiency in giving both hand and voice commands.

The Signalperson practical examination consists of 20 scenarios.  There is no time limit for this examination.  Candidates will typically complete the exam in approximately 15 minutes. 

Match Scenario:  In these scenarios the candidate will observe the crane performing certain functions and the candidate will give the necessary hand or voice signal(s) that match or matches the function.

Candidate Initiated Scenario:  In these scenarios, the candidate will give the necessary hand or voice signals to initiate and direct crane movement.

 Click Here for more details on the Practical Exam  

 Click Here to View the SignalPerson Reference Manual

Click Here to Download a NCCCO Rigging & Signaling application 

 

 

 




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