CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO Provisional Certificates

WorkSafeBC Provides an Extension to the January 1st Regulatory Deadline

The following is an excerpt from G20.26.6 Operator certification. If you are a concrete pump operator or employer in BC, the following applies to you.

"In recognition of the time it will take for all operators covered by the requirement to be tested and become certified, BCCSA is modifying its process and will be issuing provisional certificates when an operator has completed both the following:

  • Successfully completed the written exam
  • Paid for and scheduled a practical proficiency assessment

WorkSafeBC will recognize these provisional certificates until July 1, 2024. After that date, provisional certificates will no longer be accepted, and operators without a full certificate may be issued orders unless they are operating the concrete pump or placing boom under the supervision of a person who holds a valid concrete pump operator's certificate and in accordance with the directions of that certificate holder." WorkSafeBC


Click here to read the full Guideline for OHSR 20.26.6, including details on enforcement: Full Guideline

Note, while BCCSA is making every effort to complete practical assessments for all operators before the extension deadline of July 1, 2024, due the large influx of applicants, a practical assessment is not guaranteed by July 1st. If you are an operator requiring certification, we urge you to register in the CCPO portal, complete your written examination, and pay for your practical exam as soon as possible.

Register for your CCPO

Learn how to register for your Certified Concrete Pump Operator (CCPO) Certification

Those who hold the Certified Concrete Pump Operator Certification (CCPO) have demonstrated theoretical knowledge of concrete pump operations and they have shown they can apply this knowledge by working competently in the field. The CCPO can open the door to well paying employment and career advancement. As a CCPO, you can be proud to be part of an elite group of technically qualified personnel. But you will be expected to uphold high standards of ethical and safety standards.

We welcome your registration!

4 steps before you register:

1

Read the Overview

2

Know the Exams

3

Understand the Policies

CCPO Provisional Certificates

WorkSafeBC Provides an Extension to the January 1st Regulatory Deadline

The following is an excerpt from G20.26.6 Operator certification. If you are a concrete pump operator or employer in BC, the following applies to you.

"In recognition of the time it will take for all operators covered by the requirement to be tested and become certified, BCCSA is modifying its process and will be issuing provisional certificates when an operator has completed both the following:

  • Successfully completed the written exam
  • Paid for and scheduled a practical proficiency assessment

WorkSafeBC will recognize these provisional certificates until July 1, 2024. After that date, provisional certificates will no longer be accepted, and operators without a full certificate may be issued orders unless they are operating the concrete pump or placing boom under the supervision of a person who holds a valid concrete pump operator's certificate and in accordance with the directions of that certificate holder." WorkSafeBC


Click here to read the full Guideline for OHSR 20.26.6, including details on enforcement: Full Guideline

Note, while BCCSA is making every effort to complete practical assessments for all operators before the extension deadline of July 1, 2024, due the large influx of applicants, a practical assessment is not guaranteed by July 1st. If you are an operator requiring certification, we urge you to register in the CCPO portal, complete your written examination, and pay for your practical exam as soon as possible.


BC Regulatory Requirement

Changes to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation in British Columbia

Effective January 1, 2024, WorkSafeBC passed amendments to Part 20 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (WorkSafeBC) making certification mandatory for all concrete pump operators working in British Columbia.

As per Part 20.26.6 Operator Certification,

  • (2) On and after January 1, 2024, a person must not operate a concrete pump or placing boom at a workplace unless the person
    • (a) holds a valid concrete pump operator's certificate, issued by the certification authority, for the class or type of concrete pump or placing boom being operated and operates the concrete pump or placing boom in accordance with any conditions set out on the certificate, or
    • (b) operates the concrete pump or placing boom
      • (i) under the supervision of a person who holds a valid concrete pump operator's certificate for the class or type of concrete pump or placing boom being operated, and
      • (ii) in accordance with the directions of the certificate holder.

Currently, the Certified Concrete Pump Operator Program delivered by the BCCSA is the only certifying authority issuing certifications to concrete pump operators in British Columbia. The CCPO Program adheres to the requirements of Part 20 of the OHS Regulation and is working toward ANAB accreditation in ISO/IEC 17024:2012.


Renew your CCPO

How to renew your Certified Concrete Pump Operator (CCPO) Certification

Your CCPO certification is valid for 5 years. After 5 years, you must recertify.

To Recertify:

1

Start the recertification process up to 12 months (365 days) before your certification expires.

2

Register for the Written Exam.

3

Write and pass the Written Exam.

4

Meet the experience requirement.

Ready to recertify?  Go to the CCPO Portal