In 2010, OSHA updated the crane regulations to include additional training and qualifications for riggers. In response, NCCER has restructured and added to its existing curriculum to create a three-level rigger course that meets or exceeds the current requirements found in the OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926 Amendment.

Topics covered in Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Rigger include Rigging Equipment, Basic Principals of Cranes, and Lift Planning.

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For more information regarding NCCER's Certification Programs that meet/exceed current ASME & OSHA standards, see Mobile Crane Operator Certification and Rigger/Signal Person Certification.


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NCCER’s Rigger & Signal Person Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC.

Rigger & Signal Person Endorsed Accredited Assessment Centers are able to deliver the certification program (assessments and practical examinations) to their employees/membership using their own equipment as personnel are available and time permits. Learn how to become a Rigger & Signal Person Practical Examiner.

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Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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