CCO Preparation, Written Exam & Practical Exam Certification
Operator certification per the National Commission for the Certification
of Crane Operators (NCCCO) requirement is a two part process.
Part one: Written Exam
Part two: Practical Exam
All candidates are required to pass both the written and practical
examinations in order to be certified. Part one, operators are required
to pass a written, technical exam. To accomplish this we offer the
CCO Preparation Class
Operators should attend this 2-day prep class that is designed to
teach candidates the information needed to pass the written exam.
Even the most experienced operators have a better chance to pass
if they attend a prep class. (Prep days could be extended to 3,
4, or 5 days depending on the number of Specialties).
• Call for per student costs
(Includes: Student materials & certificates of participation)
• Go to www.ostsinc.com for calendar of scheduled Prep dates.
CCO Written Examination
The written examination program consists of a Core examination in
crane operation, as well as four Crane Specialty examinations.
All candidates are required to take the Core examination regardless
of the Specialty(s) in which they wish to be certified.
CCO Specialty Examinations:
• Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes
• Lattice Boom Truck Cranes
• Large Telescopic Boom Cranes (Swing Cab)
• Small Telescopic Boom Cranes (Fixed Cab)
Candidate/Student Requirements for Written
The following forms must be submitted to IAI no less than two
weeks prior to your Written Exam date.
• Candidate Application for Written Exam
• Experience Form
• Physical Examination Form (signed off by the examining
Application Fees for Written Examinations are:
Core exam plus any one (1) Specialty Exam $165
Core exam plus two (2) Specialties $175
Core exam plus three (3) Specialties $185
Core exam plus four (4) Specialties $195
All written application exam fees are paid directly to International
Assessment Institute (IAI). For complete details, go to www.ostsinc.com
to download the "Candidate Handbook". There is a "Sitting
Fee" (administrative / facilities fee) for candidates just
wanting to sit for an examination without participating in the
Preparatory course. This "Sitting Fee" is paid directly
to OSTS and does NOT include any IAI fees.
Test Scheduling Options:
For test sites, IAI requires a Written Test Administration Request
Form at least four (4) weeks prior to the desired test date.
With a guarantee of at least 15 candidates, there is no additional
Test Sites w/Less than 15 Candidates
• 1-5 candidates - $400 flat fee plus candidate fees
• 6-10 candidates - $300 flat fee
plus candidate fees
• 11-14 candidates - $200 flat fee plus candidate fees
Test Site Cancellation fee:
Test sites will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $100
if they cancel a Test Site within 16 to 30 days of the test date.
Test sites will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $500
if they cancel a Test Site within 1 to 15 days of the test date.
Candidates may take the Written Examination(s) and Practical Examination(s)
in either order. The Written Exam does not have to preceed the
Practical Exam. Candidates have 12 months from the time they pass
both the Core and Specialty Examinations in which to pass the
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Meet Medical requirementsCertification Requirements
• Pass Written Examinations (Core and one Specialty)
• Pass Practical Examination(s)
CCO Practical Examination
Candidates may take their Practical Examination(s) prior to the
Written Examination(s) if they choose. Candidates who do not take
the Practical Examination within 12 months of passing the Written
Examination must retake and pass the Written Examination.
A practical exam takes approximately one hour per operator to complete
one (1) Specialty. Test site to be coordinated through OSTS
• Up to 8 operators w/ One Specialty per day
• Up to 4 operators w/ Two Specialties per day
• Extra fees per additional exam
OSTS estimates that eight (8) exams can be accomplished in one day.
OSTS is not responsible for exam delays or rescheduling due to equipment,
site or student issues.
Please Call for the most current pricing