CCAA Conducts Tower Crane Inspector Exam

The Tower Crane Certified Surveyor (CCS) test made its debut at the spring meeting of the Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA), held April 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. Other CCS exams cover mobile and overhead cranes. The new tower crane test assesses an inspector’s basic knowledge of tower cranes and related codes and regulations. Questions pertain to a variety of tower crane types.

During the meeting, 12 individuals took a combination of 19 different exams, including the new Tower Crane CCS.

Before the end of the month, CCAA will be submitting its Overhead Crane CCS to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies for assessment by the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). According to Ed Shapiro, president of CCAA, the association plans to submit its other CCS tests to NOCA after it completes the process with the overhead crane test.

In other news, the association has decided to increase the number of positions on its board of directors. Filling the first new seat is Somen Mondal, CEO of N4 Systems Inc., Toronto, Ontario.

The next CCAA meeting will be held Oct. 25-27, 2009, in San Diego, Calif. The theme of that meeting will be booms, jibs, and structure.