Basic electronic calculators will be permitted for use on certain CCO written exams, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced. Previously, calculators have been prohibited on all CCO tests.
Effective July 2, 2012, calculators can be used for CCO Specialty Exams. The NCCCO has concluded that “a calculator would not help a candidate deduce the correct answer on the load chart questions since there are multiple problem solving steps required for a correct answer.” Calculator use during the Core Exams will still be prohibited.
Should the use of calculators be allowed during any NCCCO testing?