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  • This page intentionally left blankLDCH REV 09/13

    CANDIDATE HANDBOOK LIFT DIRECTORMOBILE CRANES

    LIFT DIRECTORTOWER CRANES

    NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS (NCCCO)

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    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    This candidate handbook has been developed to provide you with comprehensive informa-tion about the NCCCO Written Examinations leading to certification as a CCO-certified Lift Director. Please read this handbook carefully and retain it for reference throughout the certification process.

    Do not discard this document.

    PRESIDENT

    Thom SicklesteelSicklesteel Cranes

    VICE PRESIDENT

    Joseph CollinsBecht Engineering Co.

    SECRETARY/TREASURER

    J. Kerry HulseDeep South Crane & Rigging

    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

    J. Chris RyanBoh Bros. Construction Co.

    CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONERS

    Ellis VlietTurner Industries Group, LLC

    Vinal George BellCianbro Equipment

    James T. CallahanInternational Union of Operating Engineers

    Peter JuhrenMorrow Equipment Co.

    Tim WattersHoffman Equipment

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Graham J. BrentNational Commission for the

    Certification of Crane Operators

    NCCCO does not discriminate against any individual because of race, gender, age, creed, disability, or national origin.

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    Dear Lift Director Certification Candidate:

    Welcome to the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) national lift director certification program.

    NCCCO is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to establish a fair and independent evalua-tion of crane operator knowledge and skills. Key to this industry-led effort was the development of the NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations, initially for mobile crane operators but now also for tower, overhead, and articulating crane operators, crane inspectors, riggers, and sig-nalpersons. These nationally recognized and internationally accredited certification programs are the culmination of many years hard work by experts from the varied industries and groups that use cranes, including construction, steel erection, operating engineers, utilities, crane rental, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and others.

    The NCCCO Lift Director Task Force that developed this certification program was made up of experts from all aspects of the crane industrymanagement, crane users, trainers, and safety supervisorswho together represent many thousands of hours of crane-related experience. These volunteers gave freely of their time and expertise with the primary goal of improving the quality of lift direction and promote additional training among lift directors.

    To ensure NCCCO examinations areand remainvalid measurements of lift directors profi-ciency, NCCCO teamed the task forces knowledge and experience with the exam-development expertise of International Assessment Institute (IAI), which is based in Dunedin, Florida. In addition to guiding the development of new examinations, IAI continually analyzes the per-formance of NCCCO exams and reports to NCCCOs Exam Management Committees. IAI also assists NCCCO in the administration of its Written and Practical Examinations.

    This candidate handbook has been developed to provide you with comprehensive informa-tion about the NCCCO Written Examinations leading to certification. NCCCO recognizes the commitment you are about to make and will do everything it can to make your experience a positive and successful one. If, after reading this handbook, there is anything you do not fully understand, please call NCCCO at 703-560-2391 or e-mail info@nccco.org. NCCCO staff will guide you through any aspects of the program that you would like explained in more detail.

    Thank you for your interestand good luck with your efforts to become CCO certified!

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    Introduction ............................................................................................................... 1Program Description ......................................................................................................................1

    NCCCO Examination Development ................................................................................................1

    Certification Policies .................................................................................................. 3Eligibility ........................................................................................................................................3

    Experience .....................................................................................................................................3

    Medical Requirements ...................................................................................................................3

    NCCCO Written Examinations .......................................................................................................3

    NCCCO Practical Examinations ......................................................................................................3

    NCCCO Certification Time Frames..................................................................................................4

    Recognition of Previous Testing .....................................................................................................4

    Code of Ethics for Certified Lift Directors .......................................................................................4

    Disciplinary Policy ..........................................................................................................................4

    Substance Abuse Policy .................................................................................................................5

    Certification Cards .........................................................................................................................5

    Change of Address ........................................................................................................................5

    Written Examination Process ..................................................................................... 7Application Process to Take the Written Examination(s) ................................................................7

    Paper/Pencil Testing (PPT) Option ..................................................................................................7

    Test Site Information .....................................................................................................................9

    Test Scoring Information ..............................................................................................................10

    Retaking the Examination(s) .......................................................................................................10

    Information Release Policy ..........................................................................................................10

    Written Examination Outline ................................................................................... 11Domain 1: Site .............................................................................................................................11

    Domain 2: Roles, Responsibilities, and Qualifications ..................................................................11

    Domain 3: Lifting Operations .......................................................................................................11

    Domain 4: Lift Plans.....................................................................................................................12

    Domain 5: Rigging .......................................................................................................................12

    Domain 6: Signals ........................................................................................................................12

    Written Examination Outline ................................................................................... 13Load Charts .................................................................................................................................13

    Lift Plans ......................................................................................................................................13

    Reference List .......................................................................................................... 15

    Sample Questions .................................................................................................... 16

    Candidate Forms ...................................................................................................... 17Candidate ApplicationWritten Examinations ...........................................................................19

    Change of Address Form ..............................................................................................................21

    NCCCO Information Release Policy .......................................................................... 22

    Table of Contents

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    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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