March 25, 2015 CICB Press Release

In support of NCCCO programs and release of its CCO Mobile Crane Operator written exams in Spanish, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), a major contributor to NCCCO in the development of Spanish testing during the pilot program phase, is now offering regularly scheduled Spanish preparatory training programs and practical examinations for Mobile Crane Operators


With more than 45 years’ experience providing quality training programs for the crane and lifting industries, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), recognizes that preparatory training for crane operators is essential to employers who require their Spanish-speaking operators meet the OSHA 1926 Subpart CC requirements and has implemented training programs.

“CICB believes NCCCO Certifications are the most comprehensive in the crane and lifting industry”

CICB, who has been associated with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) programs since their inception, believes these certification programs are the most comprehensive in the crane and lifting industry. The NCCCO has recently made available its Mobile Crane Operator written certification exams in Spanish. The exams, which are a direct translation of the English exams, have been developed by a panel of bilingual crane experts, including one of CICB’s bilingual crane experts.

“NCCCO is committed to maintaining the same standard for all its candidates, whether they are English-speaking or Spanish-speaking,” noted NCCCO Director of Operations and Program Development, Joel Oliva. “We are confident that the new exams provide a level playing field for candidates for whom English is not their first language.” The integrity of these exams have been validated by numerous pilot tests over the past two years, most of which were held at CICB.

As a supporter of NCCCO certifications, CICB offers NCCCO Preparatory Training Programs in both English and Spanish, along with scheduled Written and Practical Exams. The lengthy written exams will test the candidate’s knowledge on site set up, operations, technical knowledge, manufacturer’s load charts, load handling, rigging and signaling.

For further information on English and Spanish NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Preparatory Training and Exams go to

About Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB)

The goal of CICB’s inspections and training programs are to reduce accidents and injuries; increase worker skills, productivity and morale; achieve regulatory, best practice and corporate compliance; lower maintenance costs; increase reliability of equipment: and increase the life of the equipment. CICB, headquartered in Orlando FL since 1969 with a second training facility in Houston TX, offers scheduled training programs or customized on-site training at your facility. CICB also provides training and inspections internationally.

CICB’s professionally trained instructors and subject matter experts are not only NCCCO Certified as Mobile, Overhead & Articulating Cranes Operators, but are also CCO Certified Riggers, Signalpersons, Lift Directors and Crane Inspectors. All of CICB’s trainers are NCCCO accredited Practical Examiners. CICB’s instructors have been awarded the prestigious Top Trainer Award in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.

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