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NCCCO Recertification Candidates:

Effective immediately, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has extended the deadlines crane certifications that expire in March, April, May, or June 2020, to July 31, 2020. Please see the text below from NCCCO's Memo:

Effective immediately, certificants will be granted additional time in which to complete recertification requirements. Certificants whose certification expires in March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, or June 2020 may now test for recertification no later than July 31, 2020, and thereby meet recertification requirements. This extended time is automatic; no request needs to be made by the candidate.

In addition, NCCCO will provide a temporary extension of the certification expiration date for certifications expiring in March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, or June 2020The extension will be valid through July 31, 2020. This extension will be reflected in the Verify CCO Online (VCO) as well as the new myNCCCO mobile app available to certificants. VCO users will see the original expiration date crossed out and the extended expiration date of July 31, 2020, in red along with a note explaining the extension and reason. This extension is automatic; no request needs to be made by the candidate.

WPCA will continue to update membership on emergency regulations and closures that affect the precast manufacturing industry.

Please click the link below to view NCCCO's memo for extensive details related to multiple aspects of NCCCO crane testing and certification.

NCCCO Update 

WPCA has teamed up with Associated Training Services (ATS) in Sun Prairie, WI to provide crane training and NCCCO certification at a discount for WPCA members. ATS hosts crane training courses year round at their facilities (see schedule below) and can also come to WPCA members' facilities in Wisconsin or other neighboring states. ATS takes care of all items related to NCCCO, such as test site applications, candidate applications, and sending exams to NCCCO. NCCCO will grade exams and mail cards directly to candidates.

Crane Certifications provided:

  • Fixed Cab
  • Swing Cab
  • Articulating (knuckleboom)

Class Information for ATS Site:

  • $1600 Per candidate 1 crane type
  • $1600 Per candidate 2 crane types
  • $1800 Per candidate 3 crane types
  • Textbooks, classroom instruction, written tests, practical test site, and crane are provided by ATS
  • No short boom restriction on license due to length of booms on ATS cranes

Class Information for WPCA Member Site:

  • $1800 Per Candidate / minimum class size 6
  • $1600 Per Additional Candidates (after first 6 registered for class)
  • Maximum two crane types allowed per course
  • Facility must provide a classroom, crane, level testing area, 3 steel drums, and material for ballast
  • ATS will provide the NCCCO test site application to the facility to fill out and ATS will submit it
  • Textbooks, classroom instruction, written tests, and practical test weights are provided by ATS.

Retest Fees

Written Test

  • Specialty test only $300 ( Includes review class)

  • Up to 2 crane types $450 ( Includes review class)

Practical Test

  • 1 retest = $400

    2 retests = $550

    ( includes 45 min. practice time on course)

    (retest same day- if allowed $150.)

Recertification Test and Additional Review Class

  • NCCCO recertification only
  • $800 Per Candidate (Includes review class-2 crane types)
  • Test only (if candidate has 1000 hours of seat time): $400 (1 crane type) / $500 (2 crane types)

Download PDF Copy of Crane Training Information Here

To schedule a crane training course at ATS or at your facility, please contact John Klabacka and specify that you are a member of WPCA.

John Klabacka


ATS Specialized/Associated Training Services

Direct: 608-354-0765

ATS Mobile Crane Training

Associated Training Services is accredited by National Commission For The Certification Of Crane Operator (NCCCO), National Center For Construction Education & Research (NCCER), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ATS has provided certification courses for over 50 years, with customers including the US Army Corps, the United States Coast Guard, 3M, and many more.

Address: 10 E Doty Street, Suite 523 Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 441-1436

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