NCCCO publishes four-step guide to use of its trademarks

24 April 2008

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has published a Four-Step Guide to the correct use of its logo and acronyms, “CCO” and “NCCCO.”

Although NCCCO encourages the correct use of its logo and acronyms, it reminds would-be and current users that these are registered trademarks and that their use is subject to prior written approval from NCCCO.

The four steps are:

Step 1: The organization or company wishing to use the copyrighted NCCCO/CCO acronyms and/or logo must first submit a Use of the NCCCO Logo form [downloadable from]

Step 2: Following review of this form, NCCCO will email the NCCCO logo files for use by the requesting organization or company in developing proofs of the marketing material or web pages that include the NCCCO/CCO acronym and/or logo.

Step 3: The requesting organization or company must then submit a draft of the materials containing a reference to NCCCO/CCO acronyms and/or logo to NCCCO prior to printing.

Step 4: Following review of this draft, NCCCO either mails an approval letter or contacts the requestor with any questions.

NCCCO stresses that use of the acronyms and/or logo in any form (printed or electronic) must not take place until approval has been received for each separate use of its copyrighted marks.

Firms or organizations currently using the NCCCO/CCO acronyms and/or logo in their printed materials or on their web site without the necessary approvals are asked to download a Use of the Logo form from the NCCCO web site, and submit any current uses of the logo and/or acronyms for review.

All questions regarding this policy should be directed to Tara Whittington at (703) 560-2391 or

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