NCCCO Mobile Crane Type Recertification Overview

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)is nationally recognized as the "Gold Standard", and has unrivaled credibility as the leader in the professional credentialing of Crane Operators, Riggers, and Signalpersons. Many states require certification and only acknowledge licenses obtained through NCCCO by an accredited provider.You can find Craneology in the NCCCO's list of accredited Practical Examiners for:

The requirements for Mobile Crane Type Recertification are the same between specialties. The only difference is the cost depending on how many specialties you choose.

Specialty Written Exam Outline For Recertification

This exam tests knowledge in the operation of LBC, LBT, TLL, or TSS cranes. Each exam's questions are relevant only to the specialty are you've chosen. This exam is identical to the initial Specialty Written Exam.

1. Know the proper use of supporting materials

2. Know proper boom assembly/disassembly procedures:
a. lattice booms
b. telescopic boms
c. extensions/jibs

3. know how to properly use:
a. Outriggers/stabilizers
b. crawlers

4. know how to use outrigger position indicators/sensors
1. Know how to operate a crane:
a. Stationary on rubber tiles
b. On outriggers
c. Stationary on crawler

2. Know how to pick and carry
a. On rubber
b. On crawlers

3. Know how to shut down and secure the crane properly when leaving it unattended
a. Lattice boom cranes
b. Telescopic boom cranes

4. Know the use/function of the following operator aids:
a. Boom length indicators
b. Boom hoist limiting devices
c. Luffing jib limiting devices

5. Know the use/function of the following safety devices:
a. Boom stops
B. Brake locks
c. Jib stops

6. Know power flow systems

7. Know the procedures when approaching two-blocking for:
a. Telescopic boom cranes
b. Lattice boom cranes
1. Know basic crane terminology and definitions specific to different crane types

2. Know functions, limitations, and attachments specific to different crane types

3. Know wire rope replacement criteria and inspection procedures (standing ropes)
1. Understand different elements of load charts:
a. Apply load chart notes
b. Specifications
c. Range diagram
d. Work area diagram
e. Boom/job erection charts
f. Rated capacity charts

2. Understand and apply manufacturers' load charts given various configurations:
a. Determining maximum radius for load placement
b. Determining gross capacity
c. Determining net capacity
Practical Exams (If Needed)

If a Practical Exam is needed, it must be completed BEFORE your certification expires, or both the Written AND Practical Exams will be required to certify again.

Available on LBC & LBT, TSS, or TLL. Once a candidate passes the Written Exams, they have the choice of taking the Practical Exam on 1, 2, or all 3 crane types.

The Practical Exam evaluates the 6 main tasks below:

Inspecting the equipment
Following hand signals
Combination (multi-function) operations

Written Exam

Lattice Boom Truck Crane
Lattice Crawler Crane
Telescopic Boom Crane—Swing Cab
Telescopic Boom Crane—Fixed Cab

Corresponding Practical Exam

Lattice Boom Crane (Truck or Crawler)
Lattice Boom Crane (Truck or Crawler)
Telescopic Boom Crane—Swing Cab
Telescopic Boom Crane—Fixed Cab

For more specific and broken down detail regarding the Mobile Crane Operator Practical Exam and associated tasks, visit the NCCCO's website.

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