Digger Derrick Operator Certification

Overview

Certification Overview

Welcome to the CCO Digger Derrick Operator certification program. The NCCCO Digger Derrick Task Force that developed this certification program was made up of experts from all aspects of the digger derrick industry—operators, users, trainers, safety supervisors, manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of digger derrick–related experience. These volunteers gave freely of their time and expertise with the primary goal of improving the safety of all whose work brings them into contact with digger derricks and other lifting equipment.

HOW TO BECOME CCO-CERTIFIED

Visit How to Test for instructions on applying for and taking CCO Written and Practical Exams; visit How to Recertify for instructions on recertification.

Complete instructions and exam applications are also contained in the Candidate Handbook for each program.

Written Exam

CCO WRITTEN EXAMINATION

The Digger Derrick Operator Written Examination has 75 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 90 minutes to complete the written examination.

You must pass both the written exam and the practical exam to be certified for a five-year period. Candidates meeting the eligibility requirements may take either the Written Examination or the Practical Examination first.

Practical Exam

CCO PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

The Digger Derrick Operator Practical Examination demonstrates digger derrick operation proficiency.

Recertification

RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

NCCCO certification is valid for five years. Recertification candidates must complete all recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date.

Review recertification requirements for Digger Derrick Operators.

Get complete instructions on How to Recertify.