Experts at CICB Provide Tips on Passing NCCCO Crane Operator Certification Exams at ConExo-Con/AGG 2014

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The professionally trained instructors and subject matter experts at CICB, a leader in providing training, certification and safety for the lifting and material handling industry, have released some tips to help crane operators and those who work around cranes pass their OSHA required Certifications Exams which will be offered at ConExpo-Con/AGG in Las Vegas.

Despite the OSHA deadline, both employers and operators should be pursing certification now – early compliance with the regulation is always the best choice, says Jerry Longtin, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) General Manager. A crane operator certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is recognized by employers and contractors as the “gold standard” of crane and crane-related personnel certifications. The NCCCO is offering these exams at ConExpo-Con/AGG. This is a great opportunity to leave the Expo as Certified Operators.

To help operators with this process, CICB will be holding Mobile and Articulating Crane Operator Preparatory Training on March 3rd – March 5th before the exams at the Expo.

The following tips will aid those attending the pre-exam preparatory training or those just taking the exams:

What do operators typically need to know to pass the written exams required for certification?

  • Site conditions and hazards
  • Lift requirements
  • Operations
  • Technical knowledge
  • Manufacturer’s load charts

What should I do to prepare for the exams?

  • Review all applicable federal and industry standards
  • Read, review and understand crane load charts
  • Brush up on your math and test-taking skills

The best way to pass your exams is to attend CICB’s NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Preparatory Training for Lattice Boom, Swing Cab, Fixed Cab, or Articulating Cranes before you take your exams.

About CICB

CICB’s professionally trained instructors and subject matter experts are not only NCCCO Certified as Mobile, Overhead & Articulating Cranes Operators, but are also CCO Certified Riggers, Signalpersons, and Crane Inspectors. All of CICB’s trainers are NCCCO accredited Practical Examiners. CICB’s instructors have been awarded the prestigious Top Trainer Award in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) crane experts and CCO Practical Examiners will be on-hand at the NCCCO's exhibit at ConExpo to point out the safety benefits of training and NCCCO certifications. In addition, CICB’s accredited Practical Examiners will be donating their time and expertise to administer practical exams.

The goal of CICB’s training programs are to reduce accidents and injuries, increase worker skills, productivity and morale, and achieve regulatory, best practice and corporate compliance, and lower maintenance costs, increase reliability and life of the equipment. CICB, headquartered in Orlando FL since 1969 with a second training facility in Houston TX, offers scheduled training programs at our facilities and at various locations across the U.S. or customized on-site training at your facility.

**Space will be limited**

For more information, contact us at 800-327-1386.

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