EO-Equipment Operator

Rating Description


Equipment Operator (EO) performs tasks involving deployment and operation of automotive, materials handling, weight lifting and construction equipment; direct and coordinate efforts of individuals and crews in execution of construction, earth moving, roadbuilding, quarrying, asphalt batching and paving, concrete batch plant operations, concrete paving and transit mixer operation assignments; maintain records and reports on mobile and stationary equipment and organize and supervise automotive and construction equipment pools; maintain individual combat readiness and perform tasks required in combat and disaster preparedness or recovery operations. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card, or see descriptions of programs associated with this rating.

There are 25 credentials closely related to the tasks performed in this Rating that may be attainable as soon as Class "A" technical school has been completed. Sailors can take advantage of these credentialing opportunities shortly following their initial training. Select "< 1 Year" for the "Experience after 'A' School" filter in the "Related Credentials" section to view these credentials.

EO Jobs

Voluntary Education

In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, voluntary education is another way to enhance job performance. Options for voluntary education include:

For help in making informed choices on schools and education programs when using tuition assistance, see:

Navy Learning Center Recommended Degrees for EO-Equipment Operator

The following occupational-related degrees are recommended by the Navy Learning Center and are listed in the Navy Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for EO.

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • General and Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Mechanical and Electrical Technology / Engineering
  • Quality Control and Safety

Collateral Duty / Out of Rate Assignments

Navy collateral duties/out of rate assignments play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and duties that Officers and Enlisted Sailors perform. Certifications and licenses are also available in these collateral duties/out of rate assignments, so please go to the Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignments search feature (under the Navigator) and explore more opportunities to get certified.

Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate or designator requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Prior Rate or Designator Sailors

If you have cross-rated or redesignated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating or designator. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have the credential exam funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, officer or enlisted, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Occupation

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to entering the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

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E6


The March 2020 Active Duty E6 exams have been delayed. You can still view the references using these links:



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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-2 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-3 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-4 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-5 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-6 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-7 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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LaDR documents are available as pay grade-specific or combined, covering all the pay grades in a rating.

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Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA), Certified Pump Installer (CPI) is an intermediate-level credential for groundwater technicians. CPIs are often contractors who coordinate not just the ground water pump installation at a site, but related efforts. CPIs are expected to meet experience requirements and to have knowledge of specialized equipment use, geologic formations, and pump troubleshooting skills. Candidates must take a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) is an advanced skill level credential for professionals who lead and direct projects. PMPs perform their duties under general supervision for the duration of a project and are responsible for all aspects of a project. PMPs lead cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope. Project Managers seeking certification through PMI must possess knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects that have well-defined requirements and deliverables. To apply for the PMP, candidates must meet experiential and educational requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI), Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is an intermediate level certification. The CCM is aimed at construction professionals who manage entire projects and programs using pre-planning, design, construction, close out and management expertise. CCMs assure the best possible project outcome no matter what type of project delivery method is used. Candidates must meet experience and other requirements. Candidates must pass a written examination.
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The United States Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is for individuals who drive certain Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). There are three classes of CDLs with endorsements for specialized qualifications for vehicles like school buses, tank trucks, and tractor trailers. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires drivers to obtain and hold a CDL if they operate in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce and drive a vehicle that meets one or more of the classifications of a CMV described on the FMSCA website. FMSCA has developed and issued standards for state testing and licensing of CDL holders. These standards require state governments to issue CDLs to certain CMV drivers only after the driver passes knowledge and skills testing that is administered by the state and related to the type of vehicle the driver expects to operate.
Click here to go to Certified Well Driller (CWD) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA), Certified Well Driller (CWD) is an intermediate-level credential for groundwater technicians. CWDs drill groundwater wells; often CWDs are contractors who coordinate not just the drilling of a site, but related efforts. CWDs are expected to meet experience requirements and to have knowledge of specialized equipment use, geologic formations, and drilling troubleshooting skills. Candidates must take a written exam.
Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Telescopic Boom Crane Fixed Cab (TSS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Small Telescopic Boom Crane Specialty – Fixed Cab (TSS) certification provides validation of the skills and knowledge a candidate needs to safely operate a crane. TSS crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a core and specialty written exam and a practical exam.
Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes (LBC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes (LBC) certification validates the skills and knowledge a candidate needs to safely operate a crane. LBC crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam, a core written exam and a specialty written exam. 

Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Telescopic Boom Cranes Swing Cab (TLL) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Small Telescopic Boom Crane Specialty – Swing Cab (TLL) certification provides an independent validation of the skills and knowledge a candidate needs to safely operate a crane. TLL crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam, a core written exam and a specialty written exam.
Click here to go to Mobile Crane Operator - Lattice Boom Truck Crane (LBT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Mobile Crane Operator – Lattice Boom Truck Crane certification provides validation of the skills and knowledge for a candidate to safely operate a crane. LBT crane operators must demonstrate a thorough understanding of factors relating to the crane site, operations, technical functions and manufacturer load charts. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam, a core written exam and a specialty written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners and project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management such as initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, and professional and social responsibility. Candidates must meet educational requirements and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Rigger Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Rigger I certification validates a rigger’s skill and ability to handle and move loads. The Rigger Level I is qualified in a trade or craft and may hold a title as iron worker, millwright, mechanic, electrician, mason, laborer, longshoreman, boilermaker, lineman or pipe fitter. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age, and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam and a written exam.
Click here to go to Signalperson COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Signalperson certification is for candidates who use hand and voice signals in crane operation. Candidates must possess basic knowledge of crane operations, situational awareness and understand safety standards and regulations. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.

 

Click here to go to Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level II is mid-level credential for field and laboratory technicians who test and inspect construction asphalts. In a more wide-ranging and career-specific way than for the Level I certification, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of engineering properties of construction materials used in roads, buildings, and related civil engineering projects. In addition, candidates must be knowledgeable about testing specifications, methods, practices, and materials assessment. Candidates must pass an exam and provide a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements.

Click here to go to Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level I is an entry-level credential for field and laboratory technicians who test and inspect construction asphalts. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of engineering properties of construction materials used in roads, buildings, and related civil engineering projects. In addition, candidates must be knowledgeable about testing specifications, methods, practices, and materials assessment. Candidates must pass an exam and provide a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements.

Click here to go to Transportation: Highway Construction Inspection - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Highway Construction Inspection Level I certification is for trainees and entry-level technicians who perform limited job tasks under frequent supervision. Level I technicians have basic knowledge of fire alarm system components, basic tools, installation methods, worksite safety, testing and inspecting. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Transportation: Highway Construction Inspection - Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Highway Construction Inspection Level II certification is for junior-level technicians who perform routine tasks under general daily supervision. Candidates must have knowledge of interpretation of contract plans and specifications, project record keeping and reporting, construction surveying, field inspection and testing procedures, techniques, and equipment. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certification Safety Professionals (BCSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification is an entry-level to intermediate-level construction workplace safety credential. CHST is for individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries. Candidates should be responsible for securing safe and healthy conditions in construction projects or job sites. Candidates must meet minimum work experience of three years in the field of construction. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Rigger Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Rigger II certification validates a rigger’s skill and ability to handle and move loads. The certification level is based upon the rigger’s training, understanding, skills, and abilities in the areas of selection, inspection, and use of rigging equipment. The Rigger Level I certification is a prerequisite for this certification. Level I riggers performs basic, repetitive rigging tasks when the weight, center of gravity, rigging and rigging configuration are known. The Certified Rigger Level II can use rigging capacity to select rigging components and methods. Unsupervised, a Rigger Level II can: estimate load weight and center of gravity, identify lift points, determine and choose rigging based on loading, conduct pre-use inspection of rigging and lift points, use advanced knowledge to identify and attach rigging and understand load dynamics and associated hazards. Crane operators must be at least 18 years of age, and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy. Candidates must pass a practical exam and a written exam.

 

Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Boom Truck-Articulating Boom, Fixed Controls COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Articulating Boom, Fixed Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Articulating boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Telescopic Boom, Rotating Controls COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck, Telescopic Boom, Rotating Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Telescopic boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
Click here to go to Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Friction Machinery COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Friction Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations, and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers, and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

 

Click here to go to Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Crawler Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Hydraulic Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Industrial/All Purpose Crane COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Industrial/All Purpose Crane credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Industrial/All Purpose crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane, Lattice Boom, Friction Machinery credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Lattice boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
Click here to go to Rough Terrain/All Terrain Crane, Single Control Station, Rotating Controls COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rough Terrain/AllTerrain Crane, Single Control Station, Rotating Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Rough Terrain/All Terrain crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Articulating Boom, Rotating Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Articulating boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rough Terrain/AllTerrain Crane, Single Control Station, Fixed Controls credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Rough Terrain/All Terrain crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Crawler Mount Crane, Telescopic Boom credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to enhance competency and a safer work environment. Telescopic boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.

Click here to go to Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck-Telescopic Boom, All Terrain COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Rubber Tire Truck Mount Crane Boom Truck, Telescopic Boom, All Terrain credential improves the practice and profession of mobile crane operation through validated and reliable certification instruments, to  enhance competency and a safer work environment. Telescopic boom crane operators are required to know the appropriate rules and regulations, machine conditions, operational limitations, load limitations and be able to conduct all hoisting operations in a safe manner. Operators effectively communicate with signal persons, riggers and other site hoisting operations personnel. There are no minimum requirements for this certification. Candidates must pass both a practical and a written exam.  

Click here to go to Boom Truck Fixed Cab Operator COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Boom Truck Fixed Cab Operator (BTF) certification attests to the knowledge and proficiency required for the safe operation of cranes. The Boom Truck—Fixed Cab Operator certification is a subcategory of the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) certification and was developed specifically for the industries that use these machines. Boom Truck Fixed Cab Operators lift, lower, and swing loads at various radii, requiring the use of outriggers/stabilizers. Candidates must pass a practical and written exam.
Click here to go to Service Truck Crane Operator COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Service Truck Crane Operator (STC) certification validates a crane operator’s skills. Service truck cranes are a subcategory of the Telescopic Boom-Fixed Cab (TSS) certification and typically have shorter boom lengths and lower capacities and functions are typically accomplished via a winch. The Telescopic Boom – Fixed Cab Operator (TSS) and Boom Truck –Fixed Cab (BTF) certifications cover service truck cranes. Service Truck Crane Operators who currently hold a TSS or BTF certification are not required to also hold the Service Truck Crane Operator certification. Other candidates must pass a written and a practical exam.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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