The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators is an accredited corporation to establish and administer a nationwide program of certification for crane operators (CCO).  The purpose of the CCO is to set standards for measuring the knowledge of crane operators. It is strongly recommended that all Local 18 crane operators should prepare for and obtain CCO certification. In order to be certified by CCO, operators are required to demonstrate the appropriate skills and knowledge necessary for safe crane operation. Certifications available include Mobile Crane hydraulic swing & fixed cab, lattice boom truck, and crawler, Tower Crane, Overhead Crane, Articulating Boom Crane, Service Truck, and Lift Director.

In order to schedule for your written exams or the refresher classes, you must contact Christy Bailey at the Apprenticeship Central Office by phone 1-614-487-6531, or by email