National Commission for the
Certification of Crane Operators
Committed to Quality, Integrity, and Fairness in Testing since 1995


Tower Crane Operator

Written Exam - Reference Materials

The following reference materials are used by NCCCO’s Tower Crane Management Committee to verify the accuracy of CCO test questions.

ASME B30.3 - Tower Cranes     
ASME B30.29 - Self-Erecting Tower Cranes     

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
22 Law Drive, Box 2900
Fairfield, NJ 07007
Phone: 800-843-2763
Fax: 201-882-1717

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1926 - Subpart CC—Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Subpart R—Steel Erection; and Part 1926.251—Rigging Equipment

NCCCO Tower Crane Reference Manual (03/14)   

Download a free PDF of the NCCCO Tower Crane Reference Manual

This manual has been developed as a reference source for candidates preparing to take the CCO Tower Crane Operator certification exam. The materials contained within provide technical information, specifications, load charts, and general information regarding tower cranes. The information obtained herein is not specific to any single manufacturer. In addition, none of the information is to be used for the actual erecting, dismantling, climbing, operating, or maintenance of any tower crane. This information must be obtained from the manufacturer’s operating manual specific to the type of crane involved.

IPT’s Crane and Rigging Training Manual 

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IPT Publishing and Training Ltd.
P.O. Box 9590
Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5X2 Canada
Phone: 780-962-4548
Fax: 780-962-4819

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Bob’s Rigging and Crane Handbook
       Desk Size   
       Pocket Size 

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Pellow Engineering Services, Inc
406 West 50th South
Kansas city, MO 64112
Phone: 877-473-5569
Fax: 816-931-4113

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