The written exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions, in which the candidate has 60 minutes to complete. During the practical examination, the candidate must demonstrate a basic rigging competency. Specifically, candidates for Level I Riggers should be able to demonstrate or have knowledge of how to:
- Inspect rigging before use
- Identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations, capacities and knots
- Identify and recognize hazards
- Have proficiency in signal operations
- Knowledge and use of various types of rigging equipment and hitches and their applications
Candidates must be able to select rigging components and procedures based on rigging capacity. The testing is a written examination of 40-multiple choice questions and a practical examination demonstrating competency in rigging a load for a level lift and for rotating a load. A Level II Rigger candidate can perform the following unsupervised:
- Estimate center of gravity and load weight
- Identify all lift points
- Select rigging based on loading
- Perform pre-use inspection
- Identify and attach rigging with knowledge of hitch configurations and load angle factors, capacities and integrity
- Understand the dynamics of a load and associated hazards
Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) offers rigger training from basic to advanced rigging, API RP2D Rigger, and NCCCO Rigger Level I and II Prep Training and Exams. Not only are CICB Instructors experienced as riggers, operators, inspectors, managers and instructors, they are also NCCCO Certified Operators, Riggers and Signal Persons. They are also NCCCO accredited Practical Examiners, who know the training and testing material first hand. CICB’s instructors are professionally trained as trainers by the Bob Pike Group. CICB is an American Petroleum Institute (API) Certified Training Provider.
Whether it is a basic rigging program or NCCCO Rigging Certification, the applicable OSHA and ANSI/ ASME standards must be the basis of the training. Along with the knowledge of rules and regulations governing rigging, the student should be trained in weight calculations, center of gravities, d/D ratios, capacities, angles, selection, inspection, precautions of sling and rigging hardware, and recognizing potential hazards. CICB’s offers quality rigging programs which include challenging, interactive, problem-solving workshops and hand-on activities, directly involved in rigging and moving loads.