American Crane & Equipment’s crane operator certification/qualification options consist of two different programs. The first is the NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) certification program —a national certification program delivered through NCCCO instructors. This is a 5 year certification that applies nationally, meaning this certification travels with the candidate from company to company and state to state (though some states require operators to meet certain state hoisting requirements).
The second program is the American Crane & Equipment Qualifications for Crane Operators and is a 4 day course that maintains compliance in the states of Texas and New Mexico. It’s good for 2 years, at a fraction of the cost, and it is only valid as long as the candidate works for the company who pays for it. It also includes a 2 year operator qualification, 2 year rigging qualification, and a 2 year signalman qualification.
These programs differ only in the length of time the certification and qualifications are good for and the aspect in which the credentials follow the operator from state to state, company to company travel, NOT in compliance per OSHA/ASME. All of the American Crane & Equipment Operators programs hold the same weight, in regards to compliance and safety in crane operations, as the national programs—they are modeled off the national programs and adhere to ALL regulations that govern the delivery of training requirements on practical evaluations and in-house literature testing!