Tower Crane Operator Recertification

Tower 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 Tower Crane Recertification Exam consists of one thirty (30) question exam. The candidate has forty-five (45) minutes to complete the exam.

Recertification candidates are allowed two (2) attempts to pass the Tower Crane recertification written exam before their certification expires. Candidates who are unsuccessful after two (2) attempts must take and pass the regular Tower Crane written.

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

For a Tower Crane Operator Candidate Handbook please click here.

For exam pricing click here