Get certified: ConExpo-Con/Agg education sessions to offer AEMP, NCCCO programs

Updated Feb 27, 2014

AEMP Logo_withTaglineLooking to get the most out of the show? Taking advantage of the education sessions is a good start, but you should consider getting some needed certifications under your belt. If you’ve brought some of your key people with you, the certification programs, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, could be a one-stop shop.

Certified Equipment Manager exam

Tuesday, March 4; 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) designation is the only recognized standard for judging the qualifications of a manager of heavy off-road equipment or manager of municipal or government fleets. An application is required prior to being qualified to sit for the exam. The minimum requirements are 25 points earned on the application based on experience and other established criteria. The Career Equipment Fleet manager manual is available at

Areas of competency tested: The five standards of equipment management – Finance, Information, Policies, Controls and Customer Service.

Cost: Members – $380; Non-members – $545

Certified Equipment Support Professional

Tuesday, March 4; 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Certified Equipment Support Professional (CESP) designation is a recognized standard for judging the qualifications of a supplier of equipment for private, municipal and government fleets. The CESP exam provides a high standard of certification to a professional supplier who possesses a depth of understanding of fleet management skills, and who demonstrates the ability to interact on a professional level with fleet-related professionals.

Areas of competency tested: For purposes of the CESP exam, the description of a CESP is a professional supplier from an OEM or dealer network who has demonstrated competency of the five standards described in the Career Equipment Fleet Manager manual. The manual is available at

Cost: Members – $380; Non-members $545

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCO) is offering the following certification exams:

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CCO written exams

Tuesday, March 4 and Friday, March 7; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Mobile Crane Operator (Core and one specialty): $165

Additional Specialties (LBC, LBT, TSS, TLL): $10 per specialty

Tower, Overhead or Articulating Crane: $165

Digger Derrick Operator: $165

Service Truck Crane Operator: $165

Signalperson: $95

Rigger (Level I and Level II): $95

Signalperson/Rigger Level I Combined (Written/practical): $250

Crane Inspector (Core, mobile specialty, tower specialty): $250 per exam

Crane Inspector (Overhead comprehensive): $350

Lift Director (Core, mobile specialty, tower specialty): $175 per exam

CCO operator practical exams

Tuesday-Saturday, March 4-8, one-hour time slots

Mobile Cranes (1 practical, TSS or TLL): $60

Mobile Crane (2 practicals, both TSS and TLL): $70

Service Truck Crane: $60

Articulating Boom Crane: $60

For more information on AEMP certification programs, contact Jim Phillips at [email protected] or call (970) 928-3404.

For more information on NCCCO certification programs, contact Shawna Parham at [email protected] or call (703) 560-2391.

To see complete information on the certification opportunities available at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, visit the Education section of their website: