Skip to content
Rigger Level I Large2

Rigger I - Certification Prep & Exams

2 Days
Certification Prep
1.6 CEUs

All students, regardless of industry or experience level, hoping to achieve Certified Rigger Level I status through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) are ideal candidates for this course

A certified rigger is a person who has been trained and certified to handle and move loads. The level of certification depends upon the individual’s training, knowledge, skill base, and ability to perform functions related to the selection, inspection, and proper use of rigging equipment.

This person may be qualified in a craft or trade and carry an occupational title such as iron worker, electrician, carpenter, millwright, mechanic, laborer, mason, longshoreman, lineman, pipe fitter, boilermaker, and the like. (The persons described in the categories above will be referred to as rigger even though they carry another occupational title.)



View Upcoming Training Center Dates

NCCCO Rigger I Certification

Written Exam Outline

The CCO Certified Rigger Level I Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to rigging:

Scope of the Rigging Activity

(Approximately 15% of the Test)

  • Know how to identify the load’s travel path
  • Know how to identify load characteristics
    • Know how to verify the load weight
    • Know how to identify the attachment points
  • Recognize special handling requirements
  • Recognize unsafe rigging practices
    • Pinch points
    • Need for softeners
    • Load stability
    • Shock load
    • Side load
    • Body positioning
    • Electrical hazards
  • Know how to identify hazards
  • Know how to communicate a hazard identification
Technical Knowledge

(Approximately 13% of the Test)

  • Understand and apply ASME non-inspection standards
    • ASME B30.5: Mobile and Locomotive Crane
    • ASME B30.9: Slings
    • ASME B30.10: Hooks
    • ASME B30.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • ASME B30.26: Rigging Hardware
  • Understand and apply OSHA non-inspection regulations
    • 1910.184: Materials Handling and Storage
    • 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling
    • 1926.1431: Hoisting Personnel
Inspection (Approximately 30% of the Test)
  • Know ASME frequent inspection standards
    • B30.9: Slings
    • B30.10: Hooks
    • B30:20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • B30.26: Rigging Hardware
  • Know OSHA frequent inspection regulations
    • 1910.184: Materials Handling and Storage
    • 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling
Execution of Rigging Activity

(Approximately 42% of the Test)

  • Know how to use slings
    • Chain
    • Wire rope
    • Metal mesh
    • Synthetic rope
    • Synthetic web
    • Synthetic round
  • Know how to use rigging hardware
    • Shackles
    • Adjustable hardware
    • Links, rings, and swivels
    • Rigging blocks
    • Hooks
    • Hoists
    • Dollies, skates, and rollers
    • A-frames
    • Trolleys
    • Compression hardware
    • Beam clamps
    • Softeners
    • Eyebolts
    • Swivel hoist rings
    • Jacks
  • Know how to use below-the-hook lifting devices
    • Structural (lifting beams)
    • Plate clamps
    • Beam and girder clamps
  • Know proper use of tag lines
    • Know proper use of basic knots
  • Know post-load movement activities
    • Know how to secure the load
    • Know how to disconnect the rigging
    • Know how to stow the gear
Safety Standards & Regulations Approximately 13% of the exam.

Request a Quote

Host a this course at your location!

NCCCO Rigger I Certification

Daily Training Schedule*

*At ITI Training Centers

Test Prep

Day 1-2

Classroom only sessions that include; training, sample exams, and standards review


Day 3

Candidates perform the hands-on practical and written exams

Master Rigger

Add in some super sick stats...



Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed
diam sit amet, consetetur elitr.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed
diam sit amet, consetetur elitr.

Student Testimonials

Words of wisdom from former students who've completed the Master Rigger Course at ITI

“As the media reminds us of the high rates of accidents occurring to operators and riggers, we at Cianbro Companies strive to provide our employees with the skills and knowledge of how to prevent an accident. In the past our company has received Master Rigging Training from Industrial Training International. They offer a hands-on approach by providing rigging gear inspection, proper rigging procedures and load control using almost any vertical or horizontal rigging system. The classroom teaching techniques and hands-on learning exercises that we have received from the Industrial Training International group has guided our company in creating our own successful in house rigging training program. The Industrial Training International crew and facilities are truly a world class group, solely dedicated to educating and improving the crane and rigging world.”

The late George ArsenaultFormer Rigging Training Coordinator, Cianbro Companies

“After attending ITI’s Master Rigger training course back in 2006 we knew that the Boilermakers had found the absolute direction in which we should take our rigging training - hands-on, action-packed, and engaging. ITI has since trained-up dozens of Boilermakers, is assisting in the implementation and design of the Local 146 Training Centre, and we are utilizing ITI’s rigging training program - tailoring it specifically for Boilermaker-related rigging. We anticipate using ITI’s program for years to come for our members across Canada...”

Grant JacobsDirector of National Training, Boilermakers National Training Trust

“I would like to let you know about the Master Rigging Training course that I attended in January.  It was by far the best course I’ve taken in my professional career. I learned more about rigging overall as well as specific details about questions I had about rigging than I could have imagined. One of the aspects of this course that I feel made it so effective was the hands-on portions of each day. It was a combination of learning the technical aspects as well as gaining “real world” experience in one fell swoop. Les was a great instructor and I believe that he only made the course better by both being able to explain the why, as well show the how, when it came to any question or challenge about rigging that arose throughout the week. I look forward to taking more classes through ITI and have the utmost confidence that they will be as beneficial as the Master Rigger course.”

Rob MillerCSP, OHST, Ameren Services

“The Master Rigger course is the best course I've taken yet in crane and rigging fundamentals. Jim Cox, ITI's Instructor for the course, was as good as it gets for teaching this material. I'm looking forward to my next course at ITI.”

David JohnsonSmithAmundsen

Still have questions?

Submit a question to an ITI Training Solutions Advisor, or explore the ITI Help Center!