Crane Inspector

Candidates may seek Crane Inspector Certification in three crane types: Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes and Overhead Cranes.

EXPERIENCE

NCCCO Crane Inspector certification applicants must document and attest to at least five years' crane-related experience. The five years shall include duties such as crane inspector and related activities, crane operator, crane mechanic, or crane shop foreman. Related education may be substituted for related experience at a ratio of two years of education for one year of experience up to three years.

At least two weeks before submitting their candidate application for crane inspector exams, all crane inspector candidates must demonstrate their qualifications by filling out a form detailing their pertinent experience, education, training, and references. This experience form must be completed and reviewed by NCCCO prior to submitting applications for testing. Forms will be reviewed within two weeks of submission, and there is a $50 Experience Form Processing Fee that must be paid when the form is submitted.

For more information about the crane inspector experience requirement, or to access the experience form please click here.

Written Examinations

The Crane Inspector Written Examination consists of a Core Examination and specialty examinations for the Mobile Crane Inspector and Tower Crane Inspector certifications, and a single comprehensive exam for the Overhead Crane Inspector certification. Each candidate must also successfully pass the respective operator exam; however, currently CCO-certified operators are not required to take the corresponding operator exam, as long as they maintain their certification status in good standing.

The table below details the exams necessary to be certified for each crane type.

IF YOU ARE SEEKING CERTIFICATION FOR:

TAKE THE CORRESPONDING WRITTEN EXAMS:

CRANE INSPECTOR EXAMS

CRANE OPERATOR EXAMS*

Mobile Crane Inspector

  • Crane Inspector Core
  • Mobile Crane Inspector
  • Mobile Crane Operator Core*

Tower Crane Inspector

  • Crane Inspector Core
  • Tower Crane Inspector
  • Tower Crane Operator*

Overhead Crane Inspector

  • Overhead Crane Inspector Comprehensive
  • Overhead Crane Operator*

Mobile and Overhead Crane Inspector

  • Crane Inspector Core
  • Mobile Crane Inspector
  • Overhead Crane Inspector Comprehensive
  • Mobile Crane Operator Core*
  • Overhead Crane Operator*

Tower and Overhead Crane Inspector

  • Crane Inspector Core
  • Tower Crane Inspector
  • Overhead Crane Inspector Comprehensive
  • Tower Crane Operator Core*
  • Overhead Crane Operator*

Mobile, Tower, and Overhead Crane Inspector

  • Crane Inspector Core
  • Mobile Crane Inspector
  • Tower Crane Inspector
  • Overhead Crane Inspector Comprehensive
  • Mobile Crane Operator Core*
  • Tower Crane Operator*
  • Overhead Crane Operator*

For more information and details about the Crane Inspector Program please see the NCCCO website by clicking here.

For a Crane Inspector Candidate Handbook please click here.

For exam pricing click here