Commission launches certification for overhead, mobile crane inspectors

Source: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, Fairfax, Va.

Developed jointly by NCCCO and the Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA), a new CCO national crane inspector certification program is available for inspectors of overhead, mobile and tower cranes.

The program provides a means for those with at least five years of crane-related experience to earn a professional credential that demonstrates their qualification to inspect cranes. Related education may be substituted for experience at a ratio of two years of education for one year of experience up to three years. Before candidates take the written exams, they must attest to their experience and submit proof, such as documentation and transcripts. NCCCO will review each application and individually approve candidates before permitting them to apply to take the crane inspector exams.

“We expect that this new crane inspector certification will be popular with owners and employers who understand the safety and cost benefits of a professionally developed assessment process, and recognize its place within a comprehensive risk management process, while also meeting their obligations under state and federal requirements,” said NCCCO Program Manager Joel Oliva.

The new crane inspector certification will also show that inspectors are qualified to examine cranes as required by OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, which states that cranes must be inspected after assembly, repair, jumping and disassembly. More information can be found at: