The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has reviewed and accepted six annual reports submitted for 2012 by the Crane Institute Certification (CIC).

The US-based NCCA requires that each organization with an accredited certification program complete an annual report to enable the commission to monitor continuing compliance with NCCA standards.

The six CIC programmes deemed to still comply to all NCCA standards are: Small Telescoping Boom Crane under 21 tons, Large Telescoping Boom Crane 21 to 75 tons, Telescoping Boom Crane Over 75 tons, Lattice Boom Crawler 1 to 350 tons and Over 350 tons, Lattice Boom Carrier 1 to 350 tons and Over 350 tons, and Qualified Rigger and Signalperson.

"This annual review process is NCCA's version of an audit," explained Debbie Dickinson, executive director of CIC. "For this review, any changes made to processes or certification tests must be documented and validated."

CIC's certification programmes first became accredited by NCCA in 2008. Accreditation is valid for five years.

CIC has also received preliminary application approval from ANSI and expects to add ANSI accreditations this year for mobile and tower cranes at different levels of type and capacity.

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