What is Involved with NCCCO Rigger Level I and II Training and Testing?
Riggers are those individuals who specialize in lifting and moving extremely large and heavy objects. As this is a labor-intensive and potentially dangerous job, formal rigger training is required by employers. These certified riggers are responsible for properly securing and guiding the load below the hook, ensuring the safety of the operation. They have to be properly trained, tested, and certified in order to do this.
Certified crane riggers have received their certification after participating in training to build their knowledge and skill base, and ability to properly select, inspect, and use rigging equipment. There are two different levels of NCCCO Rigger training and certification, Level I and Level II.
In NCCCO Rigger Level I training, you must complete both a written and practical examination. The written portion of the exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions, and you are given an hour to complete it. During the practical portion of the exam, you must demonstrate basic rigger competency. This involves demonstrating knowledge on how to inspect the rigging before use, identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations, capacities, and knots, identify and recognize hazards, be able to recognize and use various types of rigging equipment and hitches, and have proficiency in signal operations.
CCO Certified Rigger Level II candidates must have the basic skills and knowledge presented in Level I training, but also must be able to select rigging components and procedures based on rigging capacity. A practical exam is also done during Level II training, as well as a 40 question multiple choice exam. During the practical exam, you must demonstrate that you are competent in rigging a load for a lever lift, as well as for rotating a load. You also have to show competency in performing a variety of tasks while unsupervised, including estimating the center of gravity and weight of a load, identifying all lift points, selecting rigging based on loading, performing pre-use inspections, identifying and attaching rigging with knowledge of hitch configurations and load angle factors, capacities, and integrity, and understanding the dynamics of a load and associated hazards.
One of the biggest keys to passing both Levels I and Level II Rigger examinations is preparatory training with both classroom and hands-on experience. CICB, the Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, offers rigger training from basic to advanced rigging, API RP2D Rigger, and NCCCO Rigger Level I and II preparation. Our instructors are experienced riggers, operators, inspectors, and managers, and are all certified operators, riggers, and signal people with the CCO. They have also passed NCCCO accreditation for Practical Examiners.
CICB offers state of the art facilities in Orlando, FL, and Houston, TX where you can learn about rigger training with both practical applications and training in our modern classrooms. To learn more about NCCCO Rigger Level I and II Certifications, contact us today!