CCO will be hosting the Fall 2023 Examination Management Committee (EMC) meetings followed by the CCO 55th Biannual Commissioners meeting in Crosby, TX from Monday, October 16th through Friday, October 20th.

EMC’s will be heavily focused on exam development activities. If you would like to participate in any of these meetings, most committees permit guest participation provided a signed and Statement of Confidentiality agreement is completed in-person on the day of the meeting. Guests will be briefed on the examination development process and will participate in item writing.

Some EMC meetings, or portions thereof, may be closed to guests due to the content or topic being discussed. During those times, guests will be asked to excuse themselves so the EMC may meet in closed session. Please note that the Written & Practical Exam Management Committee - Mobile Cranes Meeting only permits guests who are members of another EMC or the Commission.

The Commission meeting is open, and guests are encouraged to come see the rigor in which CCO manages it’s programs.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Texas!

8:00 Am - 5:00 pm
Monday, October 16, 2023
Dedicated Pile Driver Operator Exam Management Committee Meeting
Crane Inspector Exam Management Committee Meeting
Signalperson Exam Management Committee Meeting
8:00 Am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Lift Director Exam Management Committee Meeting
Mobile Crane Operator Exam Management Committee Meeting
Telehandler Exam Management Committee Meeting
8:00 AM- 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Articulating Crane Operator Exam Management Committee Meeting
Mobile Crane Operator Exam Management Committee
Rigger Exam Management Committee Meeting
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Practical Examiner Tablet-Based Testing Training
Meet with CCO Staff to ask questions relating to the digital age of testing.
NCCCO Foundation 8th Annual Industry Forum
                                             *All Thursday events will take place at the Courtyard Houston Northeast Hotel.
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friday, October 20, 2023
CCO 55th Biannual Commissioners Meeting
Practical Examiner Tablet-Based Testing Training

CCO is excited to announce the first tablet-based testing training for credentialed Practical Exam Proctors (PEP), to be held in conjunction with the 2023 Fall Commission meeting!

This in-person, hands-on training will be held October 19, 2023, from 8am – 12pm. This session will meet the training requirements for currently credentialed PEPs to begin administering exams via tablet when the new practical testing platform launches on January 2, 2024. Tablet-based practical testing will be the sole platform for practical exams after July 1, 2024.

The tablet-based testing training event will cover everything PEPs need to know for the new digital practical testing solution including:

  • Role responsibilities
  • New online processes for scheduling test administrations and adding candidates
  • Completing required site, pre-test and equipment reports
  • Accessing and utilizing score sheets
  • Submitting score sheets and result reporting

The event is open to all currently credentialed PEPs in good standing. However, registration is required, and space Is limited. PEPs are encouraged to bring a tablet to make the most of the training.

This event will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Houston Northeast.
Can’t make this event? No problem. CCO will be announcing several additional in-person training events and a significant number of virtual training workshops to be conducted prior to the end of this year.
Questions Related to Geeting Setup for the Digital Age of CCO Testing?

Questions related to setting up an Event Online Testing (EOT) site? Interested in knowing more about Online Proctored Testing (OPT) and how to prepare your candidates? Wondering how you can leverage Test Center Testing (TCT) for your candidates? Just need to know where to start?

CCO staff can help! We will be available from 1:30pm – 2:30pm to assist attendees one-on-one with any and all things related to the newest testing methods.

NCCCO Foundation 8th Annual Industry Forum

Register for the 8th Annual Industry Forum. This year’s forum will be a two-hour in person event held during the NCCCO Fall Commissioner’s Meeting in Texas at the Marriott Courtyard Houston NE.

We once again expect to have a keynote from Scott Ketcham, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction. Other expert speakers on safety, regulation, and certification will be announced soon.

Space is limited so please make sure to register early.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The partnerships that CCO has built with industry leaders, training providers and employers, are the foundation of our success. Sponsoring CCO events is a great way to gain brand exposure and marketing your business towards top industry stakeholders.

All sponsorship opportunity levels include a unique opportunity for your company to be highlighted before individuals you wouldn’t typically be able to get in front of. Please contact Tara Whittington, Director of Marketing if a sponsorship opportunity is of interest.
Hotel Information 
Online reservations can be made by visiting the Courtyard Houston Northeast website or the booking link provided within your "RSVP confirmation email" to access CCO special group rate when booking your reservations.

Room rates begin at $127/night + tax.

Event summary:
CCO Biannual Meeting
Start Date: Monday, October 16, 2023
End Date: Friday, October 20, 2023

Last Day to Book: October 6, 2023
Airports | Travel  
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Distance from Property: 12.0 Miles
Phone Number: +1 281-230-3100
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William P Hobby Airport
Distance from Property: 25.0 Miles
Phone Number: +1 713-640-3000
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Hotel Location
Courtyard Houston Northeast
120 N Redemption Square Rd, Houston, Texas, 77044
Tel: +1 281-458-3882

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 pm
Smoke Free Property

Parking On-Site
Parking Hourly: $1
Daily: $12
Electric Car Charging Station

20 miles to Downtown Houston
Meeting Location
IUOE International Training And Conference Center
19001 Golf Club Dr, Crosby, TX 77532

*Please note, all meeting attendees are required to stay offsite at a hotel. See hotel information above for the CCO Room Block details. 
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Phone: 703-560-2391
For any inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-560-2391, ext. 206

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