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What is Certified Rigging?

The difference between a QUALIFIED rigger and a CERTIFIED rigger

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The main difference:

A Qualified Rigger takes a test to become "certified", while a Professionally Certified Rigger must aquire many hours of experience as well as class work through a Department of Labor accreditted program.

Any Qualified Rigger


  • $250 - 100 questions - two (2) hours of testing.

  • The Certified Rigger Level I Written Examination consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the test.

  • The successful completion of an NCCCO Certified Rigger Level I Practical Examination demonstrates a candidate’s basic rigging competency.

  • The Certified Rigger Level II Written Examination consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the test.

  • The successful completion of an NCCCO Certified Rigger Level II Practical Examination demonstrates a candidate’s competency in rigging a load for a level lift and for rotating a load.

Professionally Certified Rigger


  • Total of 6000 hours to become a journeyman

  • Accredited Apprentice and re-training Journeyman School (Only school in the nation certified by the Department of Labor (D.O.L.) for machinery moving and rigging)

  • OSHA 10 hour - 30 hour "Competent person"

  • IMPACT (Ironworker International Program) Drug and Alcohol random testing with 3rd party medical screening

  • OSHA Forklift Operation

  • OSHA Ariel Lift Operation

  • OSHA First Aid and CAD

  • OSHA Crane Signal and Hoisting Person

  • Lift Director (Foreman training)

  • Certified Welding in Stick, Tig, and Mig.

More training, more experience, more peace of mind

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Phone: 1-800-358-8444

Email: sales@arscontracting.com

E-Fax: 630-364-5778

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