Mobile Crane Operator Recertification

Mobile Crane Operator certification is valid for five (5) years. Candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their expiration date.

Candidates who can document at least 1,000 hours crane-related experience during their period of certification do not need to take the practical exam to recertify.

Crane related experience is defined as: operating, maintenance, inspection, or training.

However, candidates who do need to take the Practical exam must do so before their certification expires. There is no "grace period" after the date of expiration. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full written and practical examinations over again in order to be certified.

The written recertification examination consists of a Core examination in crane operation, as well as four Specialty examinations. The Core examination has 40 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 45 minutes.

Each Specialty examination consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a time limit of 30 minutes. Four of the questions in each Specialty exam are calculation load chart questions.

All candidates are required to take the Recertification Core examination regardless of the Specialty(s) in which they wish to be recertified.

Recertification candidates are allowed two (2) attempts to pass the recertification Core and Specialty exams before their certification expires. Candidates who are unsuccessful after two (2) attempts must take and pass the regular Core and Specialty exams.

For more information and details about the Mobile Crane Operator Recertification Program please see the NCCCO website by clicking here.

For a Mobile Crane Operator Candidate Handbook please click here.

For exam pricing click here