Certification: Overhead Crane Inspector (OCI)

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Welcome to the CCO Crane Inspector certification program. The NCCCO Crane Inspector Task Force that developed this certification program was made up of experts from all aspects of the crane industry-crane inspectors, crane users, trainers, safety supervisors, manufacturers-who together represent many thousands of hours of crane-related experience. These volunteers gave freely of their time and expertise with the primary goal of improving the quality of crane inspections and promote additional training among crane inspection personnel.

CCO Crane Inspector certification is available for the following designations:

Mobile Crane Inspector (MCI)
Tower Crane Inspector (TCI)
Overhead Crane Inspector (OCI)

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Re-Examination?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.