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Crane Inspector


The following information applies specifically to the CCO Lift Director certifications.

CCO certification is valid for five years. Recertification candidates must complete all recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date. There is no grace period after their certification expires. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the same examinations as required for initial certification to be certified again.

Recertification requirements include:

  • Passing the applicable Recertification Written Examination(s)
    • Lift Director—Mobile Crane Recertification Exam and Mobile Crane Operator Core Recertification Exam
    • Lift Director—Tower Crane Recertification Exam and Tower Crane Operator Recertification Exam
  • Continuing to meet medical requirements
  • Compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy
  • Compliance with the Code of Ethics

The Lift Director Recertification Written Examinations have 26 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of two hours.

All candidates are allowed two attempts to pass their Lift Director and Operator Recertification Exams before their certification expires. Candidates who are unsuccessful after two attempts must take the same examinations as required for initial certification.

Recertification candidates may take their Recertification Written Examinations up to one year prior to their certification’s date of expiration. Regardless of the date of the Recertification Examination within that one-year period, the new five-year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification.

Get complete instructions on How to Recertify