In November, OSHA will begin requiring operators of pile driving equipment to be certified by an accredited certification organization.  For many years, the nation’s leading provider of certification, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), has been certifying operators of cranes that have been equipped with pile driving attachments.  But there has been no certification program for operators of dedicated pile drivers.

That all changed in December last year when NCCCO introduced the first ever certification program for operators of dedicated pile driving equipment. The event marked an 18-month effort undertaken jointly by NCCCO and the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA).

PDCA will be holding written exams at the upcoming PDCA Annual International Conference and Expo in Amelia Island, FL. The exam will take place on June 28, at 2 pm. Attendance to the conference is encouraged but not required to take the exams. Exams will be available for operators of dedicated pile drivers, as well as operator of cranes with pile driving attachments. To register for the exam, complete this form and email it to Tara Whittington at Space is limited so register today!

Full documentation for candidates preparing for the CCO dedicated pile driver certification exams are available at

Find written exam information including Exam Outline, Study Materials, Load Charts and Sample Questions HERE