Mobile Crane Operator Written Examinations

The Mobile Crane Operator Program was established in 1996 as the first certification program for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

The Mobile Crane Operator Written Examination consists of a Core Examination in crane operation and up to four crane Specialty Examinations. Certification requires competency in both the Core and one or more Specialty category(s).

The Core Examination has 90 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 90 minutes to complete the Core Examination. Each Specialty Examinations consists of 26 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete each Specialty Examination.

All candidates are required to take the Core Examination, regardless of the Specialty(s) in which they wish to be certified.

The NCCCO Written Specialty Examinations are:

  • Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes (LBC)
  • Lattice Boom Truck Cranes (LBT)
  • Telescopic Boom Cranes-Swing Cab (TLL)
  • Telescopic Boom Cranes-Fixed Cab (TSS)

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

For a Mobile Crane Operator Candidate Handbook please click here.

For exam pricing click here