WHAT TO EXPECT

Our rigger training program is designed to prepare you for the written exam portion of either Level I or Level II Rigger Certification (or both).

A certified rigger is someone who is qualified to handle and move loads on a construction site, manufacturing site, warehouse, or elsewhere. The levels of certification for a rigger pertain to the knowledge, skills, and performance of someone tasked with overseeing the selection, inspection, and proper use of rigging equipment.

Our training for the written exam portion of your NCCCO rigger certification aims to fully prepare you for completion of either Level I or Level II written examinations (or both levels), whether you’re an industry veteran or just entering the field. In addition to covering material that’s specific to the exam, our training also includes test-taking strategies and a comprehensive practice exam to help prepare you for success.

WRITTEN EXAM TOPICS COVERED

RIGGER - LEVEL I

  • Inspection of rigging before use
  • How to identify and attach rigging configurations
  • Basic knots
  • Identification of associated risk and hazards
  • Signal operations
  • Rigging equipment and hitch basics
  • A complete practice exam and answer review session
  • Tips for taking standardized tests

RIGGER - LEVEL II

All Level I skills, plus the following:

  • How to estimate load weight
  • How to identify center of gravity
  • Identification of lift points
  • Loading-based rigging selection
  • Pre-use rigging and lift points inspection
  • How to identify and attach rigging based on factors including load angle, load integrity, hitch configurations, and rigging capacities
  • Explanations of load dynamics and hazards
  • A complete practice exam and answer review session
  • Tips for taking standardized tests

The Rigger Certification Level I written exam consists of 60 questions, and the Level II exam consists of 40 questions. Candidates are given 60 minutes to complete each test.

In addition to successfully completing your written exam for each level, you’ll also need to take your practical exams. Your written and practical exams can be taken in any order, but they’ll need to be completed within 12 months of each other. Rigger Level I and Level II certifications can be taken simultaneously. Once you pass your exams and achieve your certification, your certification is valid for five years.