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History of the CCAA

 In 1984, the CCAA was founded by eight crane certifiers to establish standards for their industry. The objective was to build the knowledge of crane inspectors through training, testing and certification; and with free exchange of ideas between professionals, to gain competitive advantage and grow their companies. Through a recognized accreditation program, the CCAA helps provide a source of certified professional inspectors for crane owners/operators and clients for their membership

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2019 Spring Educational Conference Agenda

Mar 24, 2019
This is the agenda for the 2019 Spring Educational Conference.

Notice: Changes to CCAA Mailing Address

Mar 21, 2019
Effective 3-19-2019, Mail to: Crane Certification Association of America - 2045 West Grand Ave. Suite B, PMB #83408 Chicago, IL 60612-1577

CCAA 2019 Spring Newsletter

Mar 17, 2019
Preview of the Spring Educational Conference in Portland, OR March 31 - April 2, 2019.

Reminder - Spring Educational Conference Registration is Open

Feb 13, 2019
CCAA returns to the Pacific Northwest with the Spring Conference in Portland, OR March 31 - April 2, 2019. Don't miss the meeting and trip to Morrow Equipment Co. in Salem, OR. CCS testing will be offered for Mobile, Tower & Overhead Crane.

NYC to Require Event Recorders in Cranes Beginning 1-01-2019

Dec 21, 2018
NYC Building Code (3319.11) will require event recorders in all cranes used in the city effective January 1, 2019. Members can access the document and learn more in the CCAA Technical Library. The information can be found in the Mobile Crane Technical and Tower Crane Technical folders or simply type keyword: event recorders, in the search field.

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2019 Spring Educational Conference

I hope you enjoyed our Fall 2018 Educational Conference in Philadelphia.  I believe the plans we have for our Spring 2019 Educational Conference will motivate you to join us in Salem Oregon where we will kick off the activities with a visit to Morrow Equipment Company to tour their Tower Crane facility.  Following that will be a two-hour training session on Tower Cranes by Chris Smith, Morrows outstanding training manager.  

Not only that, but Donald ORourke will present Crane Inspections III on condition inspections, followed by JR Bristow with another of his unforgettable presentations showing graphic crane failures.  Ray Feidt will provide a session on Possible Solutions for legal problems in crane inspections.  We will also hear about crane rope issues by Python Rope.  Dennis ORourke will discuss how to deal with inspection points that we cant see.  There will be a Crane Surveyor Safety Roundtable in which the audience will be invited to participate. 

In addition to this, we will have our traditional Reception on Sunday night, two networking breakfasts and a New Member/First Timer Reception to welcome those who are new to our Educational Conferences, and we expect to provide testing for three of the CCS designations.  Dont miss this outstanding program to be presented March 31-April 2, 2019 in Salem Oregon.


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