Traditional Paper Pencil Testing

Since 1996 NCCCO has offered traditional paper and pencil testing services to candidates pursuing certification in all of its programs. Since that time over 350,000 NCCCO certification exams have been administered in all 50 states by traditional paper and pencil format. NCCCO continues to offer traditional paper and pencil exam administrations, with IAI coordinating nearly 150 written exam administrations each month.

New to traditional paper and pencil testing is an alternative to submitting the application via mail or fax. IAI can now accept candidate applications for traditional paper and pencil test sites via our online application form. The added convenience of submitting applications via the web is useful to both test site coordinators and individual candidates. This method speeds up the processing of candidate applications and reduces common errors found in the traditional application process.

IAI is able to accept online applications for paper and pencil test sites for the following NCCCO programs:

  • Mobile Crane Operator (including recertification exams)
  • Tower Crane Operator (including recertification exams)
  • Overhead Crane Operator (including recertification exams)
  • Articulating Crane Operator (Loader, Boom and Boom w/winch)


For specific certification requirements for each NCCCO program please refer to the appropriate candidate handbook (available for download here).

To locate a paper and pencil test site near you click here.

For traditional paper pencil exam pricing please click here.

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