CCO Launches Education Service for Training Providers

Dec. 12, 2023
The service will develop basic training materials to be used industry wide.
National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators
CCO Education Services

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO) has launched CCO Education Services LLC (CCO EDU) to focus on developing, auditing, and approving a network of “accredited” training providers.

One of the core elements in CCO’s mission is to improve the standards of knowledge. While CCO certification is a vital element in creating safer job sites, the quality of preparatory training is an essential component of certification. 

Accredited training providers will be required to meet stringent training standards. 

CCO EDU will also develop basic training materials that can be used by training providers and the industry to improve the overall level of training for CCO certification candidates. To achieve this goal, CCO EDU will establish a committee of training subject matter experts to develop training material.

“CCO recognizes the importance of training to increase safety in the industry,” said Thom Sicklesteel, CEO, in a statement. “CCO remains dedicated to being the Gold Standard of certification and to partnering with training providers to improve the quality of training to prepare candidates for CCO certification exams.”

Source: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

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