NCCCO Rigger Certification

American Crane & Safety endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.

American Crane & Safety trainers have years of practical experience and are NCCCO Recognized Trainers. 

This course prepares you to take the NCCCO Certified Rigger Level 1 certification exam and practical testing.

You have access to this course for 1 year so that you have time to study and prepare to take the exams.

The CCO Rigger certification program is a nationally recognized and internationally accredited rigger certification program intended to certify the individual’s training, knowledge, skill base, and ability to perform functions related to the selection, inspection, and proper use of rigging equipment.

Learn more about the NCCCO Certifications.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    NCCCO Rigger 1 Prep Course

    • Welcome

    • Disclaimer

    • Download the NCCCO Rigger Reference Manual

    • NCCCO information

    • RIGGER REFERENCE MANUAL

    • HOLD HARMLESS/ RELEASE/ DISCLAIMER AGREEMENT

    • Information you will need

    • PREFACE

    • Definition of a Rigger

    • TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 OF 2

    • TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 2 OF 2

    • TIPS TO HELP YOU LEARN

  • 2

    CHAPTER 1 ASME B30.5 -2018 - Mobile and Locomotive Cranes

    • Safety Standards and Regulations

    • Crane Accidents

    • Worker Responsibility

    • Section 5-3.1.3.2 Responsibilities

    • CHAPTER 1 QUIZ

  • 3

    CHAPTER 2 ASME B30.10 - 2014 - Hooks

    • Hook Use

    • B30.10-2014 HOOKS

    • CHAPTER 2 QUIZ

  • 4

    CHAPTER 3 ASME B30.20 - 2018 - Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

    • B30.20-2018 BELOW THE HOOK LIFTING DEVICES

    • CHAPTER 3 QUIZ

  • 5

    CHAPTER 4 OSHA 1910.184 - Slings

    • (CFR 29)

    • OSHA 1910.184 Slings 1 of 3

    • SLINGS QUIZ 1 OF 3

    • OSHA 1910.184 Slings 2 of 3

    • OSHA 1910.184 Slings 3 of 3

    • SLINGS QUIZ 2

  • 6

    CHAPTER 5 OSHA 1926.251 - Rigging Equipment for Material Handling

    • OSHA 1926.251 – Rigging Equipment for Material Handling

    • LOAD BINDERS

    • MATERIAL HANDLING QUIZ

    • MECHANICAL JACKS PART 1

    • MECHANICAL JACKS PART 2

    • HYDRAULIC JACKS PART 1

    • HYDRAULIC JACKS PART 2

    • JACKS QUIZ

  • 7

    CHAPTER 6 OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC - Cranes and Derricks in Construction

    • OSHA 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction

    • CFR 1926 QUIZ PAGES 35-40

    • OSHA 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction

    • CFR 1926 QUIZ PAGES 41-45

    • OSHA 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction

    • CFR 1926 QUIZ PAGES 46-50

    • OSHA 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction

    • CFR 1926 QUIZ PAGES 51-56

  • 8

    RIGGER REFERENCE BOOKLET

    • Risk

    • Hoisting and Rigging Hazards

    • 10 Commandments of Workplace Safety

    • RIGGER REFERENCE BOOKLET

    • RIGGER REFERENCE BOOKLET QUIZ 1

    • RIGGER REFERENCE BOOKLET

    • REFERENCE BOOK QUIZ 2

  • 9

    CHAPTER 7 Responsibilities

    • ASME and OSHA

    • Rigging Safety Standards

    • Who is responsible for Safe Rigging?

    • Safety Warnings

    • ASME B30.9

    • Documenting a Qualified Person

    • Definitions

    • Manufacturer's Responsibilities

    • Responsibilities of the Rigger

    • Responsibilities of the Rigger (Continued)

    • CHAPTER 7 QUIZ

  • 10

    CHAPTER 8 Inspections

    • Inspections

    • Types of Rigging Equipment

    • The 4 sling inspections

    • CHAPTER 8 QUIZ

  • 11

    CHAPTER 9 Wire Rope Slings

    • Wire Rope Slings

    • Wire Rope is a Machine

    • Cores

    • Wire Rope Lay

    • Wire Rope Temperatures

    • Broken Wires Requiring Removal From Service

    • Broken Wire at Fitting

    • Broken Wires Requiring Removal From Service

    • Valley Break

    • Wires requiring Immediate Removal

    • 6-Part Braided Slings

    • Broken Wire Replacement Criteria

    • 9-Part Braided Slings

    • Wire Rope Slings

    • Cracked Fitting

    • Markings on a Wire Rope Sling

    • Overloaded Sling Eye

    • The Breaking of an Eye

    • Right Regular Lay

    • Fatigue and Abrasion Resistance - Wire Rope Diameter

    • Wire Rope Damage

    • Commonly Used Wire Ropes

    • Compacted Strand Wire Rope

    • Wire Rope Classifications

    • Crane Winch Drums

    • CHAPTER 9 QUIZ

  • 12

    CHAPTER 10 Chain Slings

    • Chain Slings

    • Weld Steel Chain Grades

    • Gold Colored Chain Restriction

    • Elongation

    • Sling Inspection Regulations

    • Chain Sling Damage

    • Measuring Link Wear

    • Reach Dimension

    • OSHA Removal Regulations

    • Mechanical Coupling Links

    • Chain Capacity Chart

    • 3 and 4 Legged Chains

    • Chain Damage

    • Configuration Examples

    • CHAPTER 10 QUIZ

  • 13

    CHAPTER 11 Web Slings

    • Section 5 Synthetic Web Slings

    • Sling Protection

    • Maximum Sling Temperature

    • Synthetic Web Slings

    • Take Out of Service

    • Sling Strength Factors

    • Class 7 Capacity

    • CHAPTER 11 QUIZ

  • 14

    CHAPTER 12 Round Slings

    • Round Sling Anatomy

    • Sling Inspection

    • Removal Criteria

    • Shackle Size

    • Bearing Surface

    • Capacity Color Code

    • CHAPTER 12 QUIZ

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    CHAPTER 13 Metal Mesh Slings

    • Metal Mesh Sling Replacement Criteria

    • Metal Mesh Specs

    • Roughneck Wire Mesh Slings

    • Ordering Metal Mesh Slings

    • Sling Damage Prevention

    • CHAPTER 13 QUIZ

  • 16

    CHAPTER 14 Rigging Hardware

    • Rigging Hardware

    • Required Training

    • Shackle in an Eyebolt

    • Shackles

    • Shackle Inspection

    • Connections and Pins

    • What Not to Do

    • Shackle and Sling Use

    • Capacity Reductions

    • Super Strong Carbon

    • CHAPTER 14 QUIZ A

    • Turnbuckles

    • Crosby Jaw Turnbuckle dimensions and load limits

    • Chicago Turnbuckle Load Limits

    • Tightening a turnbuckle

    • Crosby Rings and turnbuckles

    • Eyebolts

    • Shouldered Eye Bolts

    • Thread Engagement

    • Eyebolt Temperature Limits

    • Crosby Shouldered Eyebolts

    • Swivel Hoist Rings

    • Hoist Rings

    • Eyebolts

    • CHAPTER 14 QUIZ B

    • Wire Rope Clip Use

    • Wire Rope Clip Restrictions

    • Splicing Wire Rope

    • How to install a wedge socket or Becket

    • Wedge Socket or Becket Usage

    • Wire Rope Clips

    • Blocks and Sheaves

    • CHAPTER 14 QUIZ C

  • 17

    CHAPTER 15 Clamps and Lifters

    • Plate Clamps

    • Plate Clamp Components

    • Damaged Clamp Teeth

    • Plate Clamp Inspection

    • Clamp Safety

    • Plate Clamps

    • Beam clamps

    • Lifting Magnets

    • Magnet Lifters

    • Vacuum Lifters

    • CHAPTER 15 QUIZ

  • 18

    CHAPTER 16 Hooks

    • Hooks

    • Damaged Hooks

    • Connections

    • CHAPTER 16 QUIZ

  • 19

    CHAPTER 17 Below the Hook Lifters

    • Below the Hook Lifter

    • CHAPTER 17 QUIZ

  • 20

    CHAPTER 18 Manual Hoist Inspection

    • Manual hoist

    • Manual hoist information

    • Chain Wear Inspection

    • Lever Operated Hoist

    • CHAPTER 18 QUIZ

  • 21

    CHAPTER 19 WLL Lifts and Rigging Plan

    • Working Load Limit

    • Lifting Height

    • What is Overhead Lifting?

    • Safe Operation

    • CHAPTER 19 QUIZ A

    • Basic Hitches

    • Hitches

    • Round Slings

    • Standard Choke Hitch

    • Double Wrapped Choke Hitch

    • Rigging Loose Bundles

    • Double Wrap Basket Hitch

    • Sling Choke Angles

    • Choke Reductions

    • Single Choker Hitch

    • Edge Protection

    • Shackle and Sling Use

    • Shackle Use

    • Shackle and Wire Rope Size

    • Determining Load Weight

    • CHAPTER 19 QUIZ B

    • Wire Rope Slings

    • D/d Ratio and Capacity

    • D/d RATIOS OF WIRE ROPE SLINGS

    • D/d ratio - Alloy Lifting Chain Basket

    • CHAPTER 19 QUIZ C

    • Connections

    • Minimum Sling Angle

    • LIFTING ANGLES

    • Beer Facts

    • Beer Question

    • How much does Beer Weigh?

    • How heavy is Beer?

    • Sling Overload

    • Drifting Loads

    • Sling Angles

    • Crushing Load

    • Angles of Loading

    • Tension Calculation

    • Horizontal Angle

    • CHAPTER 19 QUIZ D

    • Right Angle Triangles

    • Angles of Loading

    • Center of Gravity

    • Improperly Rigging to Center of Gravity

    • Properly Rigging to Center of Gravity

    • Load Stability

    • Center of Gravity

    • CHAPTER 19 QUIZ E

  • 22

    CHAPTER 20 Exercises

    • Chain Sling Size Exercise

    • Chain Sling Work Loads

    • Hoist Rings & Shackles

    • Class 7 Eye and Eye Sling Capacity

    • Crosby Shouldered Eye Bolts

    • Carbon Shackle WLL

    • Web Sling Exercise

    • Sling Exercise 1

    • Wire Rope Sling Chart

    • Sling Exercise 2

    • CHAPTER 20 QUIZ A

    • Tag Line Exercise

    • Basic Knots

    • 7 Essential Knots

    • The Thought Process of Rigging

    • Landing the Load

    • Critical Lift Plan

    • The Fall Zone

    • CHAPTER 20 QUIZ A

    • Power Line Levels

    • Power Line Awareness

    • Minimum Distance of Separation

    • Signal Person Requirements

    • Environmental Factors

    • Area Clear

    • CHAPTER 20 QUIZ B

  • 23

    CHAPTER 21 Summary

    • Summary

    • WRITTEN EXAMINATION PROCESS

    • The NCCCO Practical Exam

    • Congratulations

    • Thank you