The purpose of this guide is to define the qualifications and action items each organization is required to meet and prove while completing the Endorsed Accredited Assessment Center (EAAC) Application in the NCCER Registry System. The EAAC Application will only be approved after all requirements have been satisfied. Once the Accreditation Department approves the EAAC Application, the organization will proceed with payment of the endorsement fee and the Audit Manager will schedule the internal audit of the endorsement program. After the internal audit clears, the Audit Manager will update the Endorsement Status for the organization in the Registry System and then instruct a member of the Accreditation Department to activate the organization’s access to endorsed assessment and practical exam inventory in the Arkiv ordering menu. Please access step-by-step instructions on how to apply for program endorsement here: How to Apply for Endorsement.

Rigger/Signal Person Endorsement Requirements

  1. The Primary Administrator must designate and list a Certified Rigger/Signal Person Practical Examiner in the application. If the organization does not have a current Certified Practical Examiner (CPE) to list, then they will need to have a qualified individual register to attend an open Rigger/Signal Person Practical Examiner Training Program class. To register for an open class, the individual will first need to submit their Verification of Qualifications.
  2. The Primary Administrator must check all boxes in the application to confirm they have the proper facilities and equipment prior to delivering the program.
  3. The Primary Administrator must provide a detailed description of how and where the Practical Examinations will be conducted.
  4. The Primary Administrator must upload each of the 8 required photos or documents to the EAAC Application:
    • Photo of the Gantry Crane, Rigging Kit, PVC Platform (see attached PDF below), Assessment Testing Classroom or Lab, and Telescopic Crane (if owned) in the Signal Person Practical Exam area.
    • Document containing the Organizational Chart, Proof of Business, and Notarized Security Letter (NSL).

 

Mobile Crane Endorsement Requirements

  1. The Primary Administrator must designate and list a Certified Mobile Crane Practical Examiner in the application. If the organization does not have a current Certified Practical Examiner (CPE) to list, then they will need to have a qualified individual register to attend an open Mobile Crane Practical Examiner Training Program class. To register for an open class, the individual will first need to submit their Verification of Qualifications.
  2. The Primary Administrator must check all boxes in the application to confirm they have the proper facilities and equipment prior to delivering the program.
  3. The Primary Administrator must provide a detailed description of how and where the Practical Examinations will be conducted.
  4. The Primary Administrator must upload each of the 5 required photos or documents to the EAAC Application:
    • Photo of the Assessment Testing Classroom or Lab, and Telescopic Crane in the Practical Exam area.
    • Document containing the Organizational Chart, Proof of Business, and Notarized Security Letter (NSL).

 

Tower Crane Endorsement Requirements

  1. The Primary Administrator must designate and list a Certified Tower Crane Practical Examiner in the application. If the organization does not have a current Certified Practical Examiner (CPE) to list, then they will need to have a qualified individual register to attend an open Tower Crane Practical Examiner Training Program class. To register for an open class, the individual will first need to submit their Verification of Qualifications.
  2. The Primary Administrator must check all boxes in the application to confirm they have the proper facilities and equipment prior to delivering the program.
  3. The Primary Administrator must provide a detailed description of how and where the Practical Examinations will be conducted.
  4. The Primary Administrator must upload each of the 5 required photos or documents to the EAAC Application:
    • Photo of the Assessment Testing Classroom or Lab, and Tower Crane (if owned) in the Practical Exam area.
    • Document containing the Organizational Chart, Proof of Business, and Notarized Security Letter (NSL).


PVC Platform Specifications (see the attached PDF below)

All organizations applying for Rigger/Signal Person Endorsement must upload a photo of the PVC Platform.


Notarized Security Letter (NSL) Instructions and Template

Unless a current document is already on file, NCCER requires all organizations applying for Endorsement to upload a Notarized Security Letter (NSL) to their Endorsed Accredited Assessment Center (EAAC) Application using the instructions below. Please note that NCCER no longer accepts current or expired Certificates of Insurance (COI) documents. NCCER only accepts NSL documents.


Instructions: This notarized security letter must be on company letterhead, signed by the President and/or CEO, dated, notarized, and state the following with your organization name replacing 'AAC Applicant' where it appears within the text:


(Copy and paste the following template into your letterhead document.)


AAC Applicant understands that NCCER and its industry partners have made a substantial investment in creating the NCACP. To ensure the ongoing benefits of the NCACP to the workers of our industry, the contractors, and their service users, NCCER and all AACs must use all means to safeguard the integrity and quality of the program and the confidential results that are generated.

With this understanding, AAC Applicant commits that it will reimburse NCCER (up to $100,000.00 per assessment title), for all costs associated with redeveloping any assessment that becomes breached or otherwise unusable through the failure of AAC Applicant to maintain security. This liability extends to all costs associated with NCCER's defense of legal challenges resulting from the failure of AAC Applicant in maintaining the confidential results of assessments or the use of the NCACP outside of the program's stated purpose.