2 - Where is OVERTON Safety Training located?

Our Instructors travel all over North America to provide onsite training at customers’ locations. If you wish to get information for or schedule a class at your facility, please call Cody Fischer at (866) 531-0403 or submit a free onsite quote request here.

 

Our open enrollment classes are offered throughout the Western United States at our various partners’ sites. All open enrollment locations and classes are listed on our training calendar.

 

Please call John Kirk at (866) 531-0403 for information on and locations for our upcoming Preparatory Courses and NCCCO Exams.

 

Our headquarters are located in Hillsboro, Oregon. If you need to reach our office, please submit a contact request or call (866) 531-0403. Our mailing address is: PO Box 6297, Aloha, OR 97007.

3 - How long are the courses?

Course lengths vary from a half day to 5 days, based on a variety of factors including the equipment, how many students are in the class, and what tier of training is being performed.

 

Please feel free to call our main office for information about any of our training courses at (866) 531-0403 or visit the detailed webpages for an open enrollment training course that includes a summary of the course, location, time, fees, and registration options. To get to these detailed descriptions, you have to first select a class from our training calendar. Once you have clicked on your selected class, you will be taken to its detailed webpage with all of the above information.

 

Please call our National Certification Coordinator, John Kirk, at (866) 531-0403 for information on our Preparatory Courses and NCCCO National Certification Exams.

 

If you wish to get information for or schedule a class at your facility, please call our Client Manager, Cody Fischer, at (866) 531-0403 or submit an onsite quote request here.

4 - How much does a class cost?

The cost varies based on a variety of factors including the equipment, how many employees your company needs trained, and where the class is being held.

 

Please feel free to call our main office for information about any of our training courses at (866) 531-0403 or visit the detailed webpages for an open enrollment training course that includes a summary of the course, location, time, fees, and registration options. To get to these detailed descriptions, you have to first select a class from our training calendar. Once you have clicked on your selected class, you will be taken to its detailed webpage with all of the above information.

 

Please call our National Certification Coordinator, John Kirk, at (866) 531-0403 for information on our Preparatory Courses and NCCCO National Certification Exams.

 

If you wish to get pricing for or schedule a class at your facility, please call our Client Manager, Cody Fischer, for a free quote at (866) 531-0403 or submit an onsite quote request here.

5 - What courses do you offer?

We offer a variety of services and courses to fit the needs of our clients and hoisting and lifting professionals for regulatory compliance. This includes both end-user/operator and in-house train the trainer options. These courses can be provided either onsite at the clients’ location (some attendance minimums apply) or attend any of our 300+ open enrollment courses scheduled at various cities and states throughout the year.

 

Training and Qualification Courses

For hoisting and lifting professionals requiring classroom instruction, written knowledge check or verification, and practical evaluations we offer training and qualification courses. Courses include: Forklifts, Aerial Work Platforms, Backhoes & Loaders, Construction Rigging & Signaling, Articulating & Sheetrock Loader Cranes, General Industry Mobile Crane, General Industry Overhead Crane & Rigging, Pedestal & Portal Cranes, Fall Protection, and more. Please view our complete list of programs here.

 

Preparatory Courses and NCCCO National Certification Exams

For hoisting and lifting professionals requiring NCCCO National Certification, we offer preparatory training courses and the applicable NCCCO National Certification Written and Practical Exams. Courses include: Mobile Telescopic Cranes (TSS/TLL/BTF), Lattice Boom Cranes (LBC/LBT), Service Truck Cranes (STC), Digger Derrick Cranes (DDO), Overhead Cranes (OVR), Articulating Boom Cranes (ABC/ABL/ABW), Tower Cranes (TWR), and more. Please view our complete list of programs here.

 

6 - What are the crane or use exemptions for operator National Certification?

Per Federal OSHA Construction Crane Rule 29CFR§1926.1400 subpart CC, there are some exemptions from the requirement for National Certification of crane operators. Listed exemptions include but are not limited to the following (see 1926.1400(c) for the entire list of exemptions):

  • Digger Derricks performing work covered by subpart V regulations (electrical transmission and telecommunication work)
  • Machinery originally designed for lifting personnel and work platforms
  • Telescopic/hydraulic gantry systems
  • Stacker cranes
  • Mechanic’s trucks with hoisting device used for equipment maintenance and repair
  • Cranes used for tree trimming and tree removal
  • Helicopter cranes
  • Articulated/Knuckleboom Cranes and Loaders
    • When delivering materials to a construction site, used to transfer materials straight to the ground, in no particular sequencing for hoisting
    • When delivering materials to a construction site, used to transfer building supply sheet goods or packaged materials onto a structure using a fork/cradle at the end of the boom
      • Required properly functioning automatic overload protection device on the crane
      • Sheet goods include: packaged materials, sheet rock, plywood, bags of cement, roofing shingles, rolls of roofing felt
    • Exclusion does not apply when:
      • Articulated Crane is used to support or stabilize material in a construction activity or hold material in place while it is being attached to the structure
      • Material is a prefabricated component such as: precast concrete members or panels, roof trusses, building sections, floor panels, wall panels, roof panels, roof structures, or similar
      • Material is a structural steel member (joists beams, columns, decking, or a component of a metal building)

Important Note: The states/cities who have their own codes may not allow or recognize the federal exemptions. Consult the specific state/city codes where the crane is being operated. See FAQ on requirement for National Certification for a current list of States/Cities with their own hoisting codes.

7 - What are the steps to become a Nationally Certified Crane Operator?

Federal OSHA 29CFR§1926.1400 subpart CC requires National Certification of crane operators from one of the accredited certifying agencies. We are affiliated with and support the NCCCO National Certification Exams for Crane Operators. NCCCO is the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.

National Certification will require:

  • Passing a National Certification written exam on the crane classification you wish to be certified for
  • Passing a National Certification practical exam on the crane classification you wish to be certified for

Certification is valid for 5 years. The certifying entity will issue a certified operator photo ID identifying you and the classifications of cranes you are certified to operate.

National Re-certification will require:

  • Re-certification within the last 12 months of your 5 year certification period
  • Passing a National Re-certification written exam on the crane classification you wish to be re-certified for
  • Passing a National Certification practical exam on the crane classification you wish to be re-certified for
    • If you have 2000 hours of crane related experience in the past 5 years, you are not required to take the practical exam

To view a list and schedule of our Preparatory courses and NCCCO National Certification exams, see our Certification Courses & NCCCO Exams page.

8 - What are the NCCCO Crane Classifications?

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) offers National Certification for the following crane classifications:

  • TLL (Swing Station Telescopic Mobile Cranes)*
  • TSS (Fixed Station Telescopic Mobile Cranes)*
  • BTF (Boom Truck Fixed Station Telescopic Mobile Cranes)*
  • LBC (Lattice Boom Crawler Mobile Cranes)*
  • LBT (Lattice Boom Truck Mobile Cranes)*
  • DDO (Digger Derrick Cranes)
  • STC (Service Truck Cranes)
  • TWR (Tower Cranes)
  • OVR (Overhead Cranes)
  • ABC (Articulating Boom Cranes)
  • ABL (Articulating Boom Loaders)
  • ABW (Articulating Boom Winches)

*also requires Mobile Crane Core Written Exam

We offer preparatory training courses and NCCCO exams for all of these crane classifications. To view a list and schedule of our Preparatory courses and NCCCO National Certification exams, see our Certification Courses & NCCCO Exams page.

9 - How do I prepare for and take the National Certification exams?

We offer preparatory training courses/workshops both onsite at clients’ locations (class minimums apply) and through open enrollment options held in various cities.

These workshops are designed to assist in preparing candidates to take the applicable NCCCO National Certification Written Exam(s) and include:

  • Professional comprehensive student workbooks
  • Multiple Knowledge Check Practice Quizzes
  • Classroom Preparatory Instruction from one of our professional Instructors/Examiners who are all NCCCO Nationally Certified Crane Operators and Accredited Practical Examiners
  • NCCCO National Certification Written Exams
  • NCCCO National Certification Practice Exams

To view a list and schedule of our Preparatory courses and NCCCO National Certification exams, see our Certification Courses & NCCCO Exams page.

10 - What are the advantages of choosing OVERTON Safety Training?

Since 1991, we have assisted employers in the hoisting and lifting industry in accomplishing their safety training goals. Since 2006, we have been providing employers and individual candidates with options and services to also achieve their NCCCO National Certification goals. We offer our clients a complete and full service experience including: scheduling, site applications, candidate applications, pre-payment of testing fees, test courses, test weights, industry leading preparatory training programs and materials, a professional instruction and training staff, and all NCCCO written and practical exams.

  •  Reputation
    • Nationally recognized as one of the premier hoisting and lifting safety training companies in the country
    • Standing members on NCCCO Articulating Crane Committee and Digger Derrick Committee
    • Chairman of the Board, Board of Directors, and past President of the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP)
    • 14 full-time employees are active members in the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP)
    • Recognized for exceeding client expectations
  • Size
    • Largest provider of NCCCO Articulating Crane National Certification Exams in the country
    • One of the largest providers of NCCCO Crane National Certification Exams in the country
    • Provide professional preparatory training programs, services, and NCCCO National Certification Exams for all crane classifications offered by NCCCO
  • Instructors/Examiners
    • One of the largest full time training staffs in the country, 10 full time instructors/examiners on staff who are all NCCCO Certified Crane Operators and Accredited Practical Examiners
  • Curriculum
    • Internally designed and developed, we offer industry leading professional training programs and materials to assist our clients in accomplishing their safety training and National Certification goals
    • We offer over 20 hoisting and lifting training programs to meet our clients’ needs
    • To control quality and costs, we own our own commercial digital printing operation and machines and print all our materials in house
  • Office Staff/Process
    • To assist our clients, we have 10 full time office personnel at our company headquarters including: 3 customer service specialists, 2 client managers, and an NCCCO Coordinator
    • Our full time NCCCO Coordinator handles all applications (site and candidate) and all NCCCO class and exam logistics to make the entire process as seamless and simple as possible for our clients
    • Unlike our competition, we handle the entire NCCCO application and testing fee process for the client
  • Onsite and Open Enrollment options
    • With our professional training staff and programs, we can deliver our preparatory training courses and NCCCO Certification exams at your location for your employees (certain minimums apply). We can provide test courses and test weights with onsite preparatory programs and NCCCO testing upon request.
    • We offer open enrollment options in various cities for many of the NCCCO Crane Classifications for clients with smaller numbers of candidates and/or individuals looking to achieve National Certification
  • Results
    • Our professional preparatory training programs, materials, and instructors provide employers and individual candidates with the best opportunity to achieve their overall goal of passing the NCCCO National Certification written exams. We have consistently provided results that exceed our clients’ expectations.