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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Crane Inspector

Recertification

The following information applies specifically to the CCO Crane Inspector certifications.

CCO certification is valid for five years. Candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date. This includes:

Candidates who can attest to at least 1,000 hours crane inspection–related experience during their period of certification are eligible to recertify by taking the corresponding Crane Inspector recertification exams; if they cannot attest to at least 1,000 hours of crane inspection–related experience, they must instead re-take the initial Crane Inspector exams to recertify. Crane inspection–related experience is defined as: crane inspection, crane inspection management/supervision, assembly/disassembly activities, and inspection training.

As with initial certification, there is no requirement for a Practical Examination for recertification. To recertify, CCO-certified Mobile and Tower crane inspectors must complete the Core Recertification Exam as well as the recertification exam for the specialty(ies) they are currently certified as (Mobile Crane Inspector and/or Tower Crane Inspector). CCO-certified Overhead Crane Inspectors must only complete the Overhead Crane Comprehensive Recertification Exam.

Recertification candidates take recertification examinations that correspond to the exams they took to earn their initial Crane Inspector certification (see table):

  • The Crane Inspector Core Recertification Examination has 25 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 30 minutes.
  • The Crane Inspector Mobile Crane Specialty Recertification Examination has 25 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 45 minutes.
  • The Crane Inspector Tower Crane Specialty Recertification Examination has 20 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 30 minutes.
  • The Crane Inspector Overhead Crane Comprehensive Recertification Examination has 35 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 45 minutes.

There is no grace period after certification has expired. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examinations to be certified again.

For Recertification Exam fees, visit the Crane Inspector Exam Fees page.

Get complete instructions on How to Recertify