CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

Certification Renewal

BCCSA certification is valid for five (5) years. Candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their expiration date. This includes:

  • Passing the written recertification examinations
  • Meeting the experience requirement

Candidates who can document at least 1,000 hours of Concrete Pump related experience during their period of certification, do not need to take the practical exam to re-certify.

Concrete Pump related experience is defined as: operating, maintenance, inspection and/or training. A letter on your employer’s letterhead attesting that you have worked for a minimum of 1,000 hours over the past year is acceptable.

However, candidates who do need to take the practical exam for any reason must do so before their certification expires. There is no “grace period” after the date of expiration. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examination over again in order to be re-certified.

Certified candidates may take their written re-certification exam up to one (1) year prior to their date of expiration. Regardless of the date of the recertification examination within that 1-year period, the new 5-year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification.

Note: Candidates who re-certify more than twelve (12) months prior to their expiration date will have their new certification period begin immediately, not from the end of their current certification period.

  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 /, 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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