NCCCO Articulating Crane Operator and Rigger Level II Certifications Earn ANSI Accreditation
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Washington, D.C., for two of its newest certification programs. ANSI accredited the CCO Rigger Level II and Articulating Crane Operator certifications to the ISO/IEC 17024 International Standard for organizations that certify personnel.
NCCCO has been granted continued accreditation by ANSI for its previously accredited programs: Mobile Crane Operator, Tower Crane Operator, Overhead Crane Operator, Rigger Level I, and Signalperson.
ANSI’s Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) decided to expand the scope of NCCCO’s accreditation after rigorous audits of its management systems and psychometric procedures, as well as detailed scrutiny of its written and practical test development and administrative processes.
Accreditation of certifying bodies is a requirement of OSHA’s new rule published last year and is increasingly being required by state regulators to ensure quality of the certifications issued, said NCCCO Executive Director Graham Brent. Fully three-fourths of the states that have requirements for crane operators and related trades now require or recognize NCCCO certification.
For more information about CCO certification programs, including candidate handbooks and applications, visit www.nccco.org.