SOURCE: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau

December 18, 2008 10:57 ET

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau and West Coast Training Form Training Alliance for Scheduled Bi-Monthly NCCCO Certification Programs in Washington State

ORLANDO, FL and WOODLAND, WA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau formed a training alliance with West Coast Training to bring bi-monthly scheduled NCCCO Certification Programs to the West Coast. West Coast Training will provide the training facility and the equipment for the practical exams and CICB will provide the NCCCO Preparatory Training as well as the Chief Examiners to facilitate the practical examinations.

The training and examination courses will begin in 2009 with the first programs scheduled for January 13-17, 2009 and January 27-31, 2009. During the preparatory course, CICB will prepare candidates to pass the NCCCO core exam as well as the specialty exams. Training, Written and Practical Examinations will be available for Small Hydraulic Fixed Cab Cranes, Large Hydraulic Swing Cab Cranes, Lattice Boom Truck Cranes and Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes.

"CICB will be celebrating forty years of providing world-class training for the crane industry in 2009. West Coast Training has been providing equipment training for fifty years, and with the combined years of experience, we look forward to offering an excellent training and certification solution for candidates who wish to become NCCCO Certified Crane Operators," said Craig Epperson, CEO & President of CICB.

"The success of our programs is evident in the consistently positive response our students receive from employers. A certificate of training from WCT represents a solid knowledge base, hands on experience, and the pride that comes along with being associated with an institution with a long tradition of integrity, quality training, and qualified graduates," said Jeff Woolever, Administrator of West Coast Training.

The NCCCO Program will be offered at the West Cost Training Center, twice per month in 2009.

"CICB and West Coast Training fully endorse the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations."

About Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau:

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) was founded in 1969 as the first independent agency accredited by the US Department of Labor to provide third-party inspection and certification of equipment for the crane and lifting industry. Almost forty years later, CICB is proud to be an industry leader by providing the highest quality training, inspection, certification and specialized consulting services available today. For more information call, 1-407-277-0884 or 1-800-327-1386 toll-free in North America. Visit us at http://www.cicb.com.

About West Coast Training:


West Coast Training was founded in 1959 in Portland, Oregon, offering a Heavy Equipment Operators Program. The Crane Program was added in 1993. Throughout its history, West Coast Training has created and maintained a demonstrated track record of successful graduation and placement rates of their graduates. The facilities that house WCT rest upon approximately 30 acres of dredge spoils located on the banks of the Columbia River and include four classrooms, one administration office, a 3-bay maintenance shop, and three storage trailers. More than 45 pieces of Heavy Equipment are maintained on site consisting of cranes, dozers, scrapers, graders, loaders, backhoes, track-hoes, dump trucks, semi tractor-trailers, and water trucks. The facilities are designed to provide a safe, well supervised, and professional learning atmosphere that simulates actual construction site conditions. West Coast's teaching staff is motivated to ensure students receive the finest quality instruction available, and they share decades of experience in the classroom and in the field. For more information call, 1-360-225-6787 or 1-800-755-5477 toll-free in North America. Visit us at http://heavyequipmenttraining.com.

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