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NCCER Audit FAQ

Who should I contact to schedule my organization's audit?

It is not necessary to contact NCCER regarding the scheduling of an organization’s audit. NCCER will contact the organization’s Sponsor Representative and/or Primary Administrator to schedule the audit.

 

What makes an organization eligible for an NCCER audit?

For organizations recently granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Manager, the organization must begin actively using and submitting training, performance verifications, and/or assessments. After the initial accreditation audit, the organization is audited every 3 years. The reaccreditation audit is also dependent upon use of the program.

 

What documentation is reviewed during an audit?

For an Accredited Training Sponsor:

  • Registration & Release Forms
  • Module Completions (written and performance end-of-module tests)
  • Instructor Records (Form 101, Form 702A, ICTP written and performance tests, documentation of qualifications, and evaluations)
  • Training location (TU/ATU/ATEF) audits

For an Accredited Assessment Center:

  • Registration & Release Forms
  • Updated and Current Assessment Inventory Log/Spreadsheet (503A)
  • Performance Verification Submission Sheets
  • If paper assessments are used, auditor will ensure demographic, answer, and security statement sheets have been maintained.
  • Authorized Assessment Site audits
  • Coordinator and Proctor Records (Form 101A, Form 703A, certification assessment, and evaluations)
  • Performance Evaluator Records (Form 101, Form 702A, ICTP written tests, documentation of qualifications, and evaluations

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Other than documentation review, what else does the auditor need to see (inspect)?

For an Accredited Training Sponsor:

  • Equipment
  • Training Facilities
  • Observe training session (if possible)

For an Accredited Assessment Center:

  • Testing Area
  • Primary Administrator will administer a proctored assessment session to the auditor using a Sample assessment
  • Equipment and PV facilities (if applicable)

For a Mobile Crane Certification Program Initial Audit:

  • All equipment specified on the Mobile Crane portion of the Form 900
  • Observe any of the four practical exams (Rubber Tire Truck Mount, Rough Terrain/All Terrain, Industrial/All Purpose,  or Crawler Mount)

For a Rigger and Signal Person Certification Program Initial Audit:

  • All equipment specified on the Rigger and Signal Person portions of the Form 900
  • Observe an Advanced Rigger and Signal Person Practical Exam

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For how long am I required to keep documentation?

For at least 3 years from the date of submission.

Note: Pipeline, Mobile Crane, Rigger, and Signal Person records must be kept for at least 5 years from the date of submission.

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How long does an audit take?

The audit will take approximately 4-8 hours per program (Accredited Training Sponsor and Accredited Assessment Center) depending on several factors, including:

  • Completed module submissions
  • Completed assessments
  • Completed performance verification tasks submitted
  • Number of training locations (TU/ATU/ATEF) (Note: The auditor may visit multiple training locations as part of the audit.)
  • Number of Authorized Assessment Sites

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Who from the accredited organization should be available/present during the audit?

For an Accredited Training Sponsor:

  • Sponsor Representative
  • Instructors (at least one)
  • A trainee (if available)

For an Accredited Assessment Center:

  • Primary Administrator
  • Coordinator and/or Proctor (if applicable)
  • Performance Evaluator (if applicable)

For a Mobile Crane Certification Program Initial Audit:

  • Primary Administrator
  • Mobile Crane Practical Examiner
  • Candidate (Note: This individual will participate in the practical exam, but will not earn any credit for completing the practical exam.)

For a Rigger and Signal Person Certification Program Initial Audit:

  • Primary Administrator
  • Rigger and Signal Person Certified Practical Examiner
  • Certified Crane Operator
  • Candidate (Note: This individual will participate in the practical exams, but will not earn any credit for completing the practical exams.)

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Does NCCER offer any checklists to help prepare for the audit?

Yes - For Accredited Training Sponsors:

For Accredited Assessment Centers:

For Mobile Crane Certification Programs:

For Rigger and Signal Person Certification Programs:

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Does NCCER offer any sample evaluation and/or audit forms?

Yes – For Accredited Training Sponsors:

Accredited Assessment Centers:

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