Lang Exploratory set for multi-state CCO testing

18 April 2008

Bob Johnson, training supervisor for Lang Exploratory Drilling, and Phillip Kinser, workshop instruc

Bob Johnson, training supervisor for Lang Exploratory Drilling, and Phillip Kinser, workshop instructor and NCCCO manager of program development

In hosting its second NCCCO Practical Examiners Accreditation Workshop in less than a year, Lang Exploratory Drilling, Salt Lake City, UT demonstrated its commitment to maintaining a team of accredited CCO practical examiners available for the practical testing of its employees throughout the western United States.

Lang employees can now satisfy current or pending legislative requirements for crane operator licensing in several western states including Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, and California.

Bob Johnson, training supervisor for Lang was the test site coordinator for the workshop, held in June, as well as a practical examiner candidate. Two other Lang employees from Nevada, as well as candidates from California, New Jersey, Tennessee, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin, received training in critical test design, as well as validity and reliability in practical examinations.

In addition to practical examiner training, candidates receive instruction on the test site application process and crane and test course layout procedures, all of which form an integral part of NCCCO's third-party accreditation process.

Lang Exploratory Drilling uses telescopic cranes in NCCCO's swing and fixed cab categories for supporting drilling operations in 11 western states, as well as Alaska and Canada.

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