CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO Certification Card

CCPO Certified Card Back

CCPO Certified Card Back

British Columbia

Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in British Columbia

Effective December 1, 2021, 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.


  Reference Materials
  • CCPO Candidate Handbook
    Please note, the CCPO Candidate Handbook is currently unavailable. For program related assistance, please contact the CCPO Coordinator directly at (604) 636-0327 / ccpo@bccsa.ca, or visit our Certification Policies page. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as necessary revisions to the manual are completed.
  • Registering for the Written Exam
    Instructions for Written Exam registrations.
  • Registering for the Practical Exam
    Instructions for Practical Exam registrations.
Written Exam Fee
Virtually Proctored Exam $250
The same fee applies for retest candidates.
Practical Exam Fee
Practical Exam Registration Fee $1,500
Practical Re-Testing Fee $1,500
or portion thereof
Cancellation Fee:
The full fee applies if the candidate is a no-show to the appointment.
Rescheduling Fee:
Over 7 days before the Exam N/A
2-7 days before the Exam $200
1-2 days before Exam $400
24 hours or less before Exam $500

NOTE: The Practical Examination normally requires that an Assessor to be present for the full day of pumping. In an instance where for unforeseen circumstances, one or two components of the examination were not completed, the Candidate may be able to book a part-day of assessment. This part-day of assessment will be at the discretion of the Test Coordinator and the Assessor. In such a case the part-day assessment fee would be $650.


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