April 12, 2016 CICB Press Release

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), in alliance with Parker Rigging Company, has expanded their open-enrollment NCCCO certification programs for Crane Operators, Riggers and Lift Directors to Charleston, South Carolina.


Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) is now offering NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) certification training and exams in Charleston, SC, establishing their fourth location in the Southeast and Midwest with on-site cranes for examinations. These programs are available for experienced operators and/or riggers, along with supervisors to obtain their required national certifications.

With the 2017 deadline for Crane Operator Certification fast approaching, and the specific OSHA requirements for Lift Directors in effect since 2010, CICB’s CEO, Craig Epperson, is strategically moving to expand CICB’s footprint across the US to provide NCCCO Prep Training and Exams to companies as well as individuals who need to be certified. To date, CICB’s accredited practical examiners have administered over 10,000 mobile crane practical exams.

“CICB’s concept of ensuring candidates pass their CCO written and practical exams with confidence, defines them as a leader in the industry”

Parker Rigging, well known in the Low Country of South Carolina for their wide range of experience and expertise in the rigging and heavy lifting industries, will be supplying the cranes for the NCCCO Practical exams. “We are very excited to work with Parker Rigging,” said Billy Cook, CICB’s Sales Director. “Our companies have worked together for over 10 years and we are proud to have their brand next to ours as we grow in the region.”

“This union reflects our desire to collaborate with companies that we believe in.” said Eddie Parker, IV, Owner/Operator of Parker Rigging Company. “CICB’s concept of ensuring candidates pass their written and practical exams with confidence, defines them as a leader in the industry.”

Initially, CICB will host selected programs in Charleston starting in June of 2016. Programs scheduled include:

NCCCO Test Prep & Exams:

  • NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Certification for Boom Truck (BTF) and Telescopic Swing Cab (TLL) Cranes
  • NCCCO Recertification
  • NCCCO Rigger Level I
  • NCCCO Rigger Level II
  • NCCCO Lift Director

For a full list of programs offered by CICB, please visit the website at https://cicb.com

About CICB:

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, Signal Persons, Lift Directors and Crane Inspectors. CICB’s instructors have been awarded the prestigious Top Trainer Award in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.

Our Clients