NCCER Crane Certification Program Approved in New Mexico

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Gainesville, Fla., has been approved by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Hoisting Program Committee for assessing crane operators with both written and practical examinations. Individuals with NCCER Mobile Crane Operator Certification will now be able to apply for crane operator licensure in the state of New Mexico.

NCCER’s operator certification program is OSHA-recognized and accredited by ANSI. Any organization that is an NCCER Crane Endorsed Accredited Assessment Center can administer the certification program. Qualified industry professionals are able to deliver the program giving them the advantage of scheduling tests as equipment is available and time permits. The program consists of written assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC.

NCCER’s partnership with North American Crane Bureau Inc., Lake Mary, Fla., and Prov Inc., Charleston, W.Va., equals more than 40 years of combined expertise in certification, crane operations, and testing. NCCER-certified mobile crane operators earn portable, industry-recognized credentials that are verifiable in real-time through the organization’s Automated National Registry.

“The ease and flexibility of scheduling exams, as well as getting test results back in 15 minutes puts the NCCER operator certification way above the other certifications available,” said Richard Nickel, vice president of Carolina Bridge Company Inc., Orangeburg, S.C.

Last month, NCCER announced it was approved as a certifying organization for the State of Pennsylvania.