NCCCO Overhead Crane Operator 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:
LB, TLL, TSS, STC, RIG-I, RIG-II, and SGP.

Recertification Written Exam Outline

This is a single exam in Overhead Crane Operation. This exam has 60 multiple-choice questions, and candidates have 60 minutes to complete it. The recertification exam is identical to the exam taken for initial certification. It consists of the knowledge areas below.

1. Knowledge of emergency shutdown procedures

2. Know where to locate and verify access to main runway disconnect

3. Knowledge of lockout/tag-out condition resolutions

4. Knowledge of initial inspection of both visual and audible hazards

5. Knowledge of proper control labeling and conditioning

6. Knowledge of pendant control strain relief requirements

7. Knowledge of warning and capacity labeling requirements

8. Know where to check for oil leaks

9. Knowledge of wire rope or chain condition and proper spooling

10. Knowledge of applicable requirements for guards

11. Knowledge of applicable fire extinguisher requirements

12. Knowledge of emergency stop function

13. Knowledge of applicable bumper/stop requirements

14. Knowledge of ASME B30.2 control layout

15. Knowledge of all limit devices and control functions

16. Knowledge of brake test procedure

17. Knowledge of all warning devices

18. Knowledge of load block, hook and latch requirements
1. Determine how much the load weighs

2. Know the proper use of below the hook lifting devices

3. Know proper rigging selection and applications

4. Know how to move crane into correct lifting position to assure true vertical lift of load

5. Know how to avoid side pulling or swinging of load during start, stop and travel

6. Identify signalperson

7. Know ASME B30.2 hand signals

8. Communicate lift activity to other workers
1. Verify communication devices (i.e. radios) are functioning correctly

2. Perform hoist brake check with load

3. Verify crane and load path is clear of personnel and obstructions

4. Know when to activate warning alarm system

5. Know how to operate hoist, bridge and trolley safely

6. Know how to avoid shock loading

7. Know how to minimize load swing

8. Verify floor capacity, know how to safely set load down ad remove rigging
1. Know where to park the crane

2. Know shutdown procedures

3. Report deficiencies or problems to supervision.
1. Knowledge of ASME B30.2-Overhead and Gantry Crane (Top Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top Running Trolley Hoist)

2. Knowledge of ASME B30.20-Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

3. Knowledge of OSHA 1910.179-Overhead and Gantry Cranes

4. Knowledge of OSHA 1910.184-Slings

5. Knowledge of other applicable rules, standards and regulations

6. Knowledge of crane manufacturer's operating instructions

7. Knowledge of functions and limitations of crane components and attachments
Practical Exam for Recertification

If you can prove at least 1,000 hours of crane-related experience, a Practical Exam for recertification is not required.
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.