NCCCO: Registrations roll in for Certification Forum

06 September 2018

With OSHA’s November crane operator certification deadline looming, there’s never been a better time to discuss the certification, evaluation and qualification of crane operators. And that’s exactly what will be happening at NCCCO’s Third Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.


NCCCO’s Annual Forum comes back to the East Coast in October after an appearance last year in Honolulu (below). In addition to timely presentations from industry experts, the event will provide ample time for Q&A on issues relating to personnel certification and qualification requirements.

Scheduled to coincide with NCCCO’s Commissioners Fall Meetings Week, this year’s Forum will once again bring together crane industry experts to discuss the latest topics and trends related to crane and rigging personnel qualifications.

In addition to reviewing the status of state and federal (OSHA) standards and regulations, the Forum will address a host of relevant issues including: How to Maintain Program Integrity through a Robust Ethics and Auditing System; What a Deep Dive into Testing Data Reveals about Candidates; Tackling the “Most Similar” Dilemma: CTAG Gets Down to Work; Interpreting OSHA’s Interpretations; and What’s Next on the Certification Horizon?

Since the Forum is being held in conjunction with the Commissioners’ bi-annual meeting this year, many delegates will likely stay overnight and attend the 45th NCCCO Commissioners Meeting the following morning, said NCCCO CEO Graham Brent. “Commissioners Meetings provide unparalleled insight into the test development and management process used by NCCCO, as well as status reports on all CCO certification projects underway,” he noted. NCCCO’s Forums are provided free-of-charge through the generosity of sponsors of the event; registration is required however.

More information at:


What: NCCCO Third Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018,

1:30 - 5:30pm

Where: Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights (Baltimore), Maryland

Why: To provide industry with the latest developments and insights in personnel certification, to promote dialogue on related issues, and to provide guidance to employers and others on applying certification effectively for maximum safety benefit.

Who should attend? Contractors, Crane and Rigging Companies, Training Organizations, Insurance Providers, Steel Erectors, Regulatory Agencies … and Candidates and Certificants everywhere.


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