CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO Certification Card

CCPO Certified Card Back

CCPO Certified Card Back

Overview

Effective December 1, 2021, concrete pump operators in BC are now required to hold a valid certification for the pump type they currently operate, as per recent changes to BC’s Occupational Health & Safety Regulations. The Certified Concrete Pump Operator (CCPO) certification is a professional accreditation delivered by the BCCSA. Pump operators who hold this certification are known as Certified Concrete Pump Operators (CCPOs).

This certification program was built by industry and safety professionals to ensure holders of the certification are operating to a standard of high competence – one of safety, environmental consideration, and value. Those who hold this certification 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 certification program currently offers certifications in 5 pump types:

  • Tower Placing Booms,
  • High-Pressure Line Pumps (over 1,233 psi),
  • Low-Pressure Line Pumps (1,233 psi & under),
  • Truck Mounted Boom Pumps – 41 metres and under, and
  • Truck Mounted Boom Pumps – over 41 metres

Obtaining the Truck Mounted Boom Pump – over 41 metres certification will also grant an operator the Truck Mounted Boom Pump – 41 metres & under and Low-Pressure Line Pump certifications.

Obtaining the High-Pressure Line Pump certification will also grant the operator the Low-Pressure Line Pump certification.

Applicant Requirements

Requirements for CCPO certification include:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass the certification tests
  • Hold a valid Class 3 BC Driver’s License, if required for your pump type (e.g., truck mounted boom pump)

Benefits to Employers

Concrete pumps are an increasingly important tool in modern concrete and like other skilled trade areas, concrete pump operators now have a certification they can be proud to carry which employers can use to verify the competence of any pumpers coming on their worksite.

Employers who employ CCPO's can benefit through:

  • Reduced risk
  • Fewer accidents, injuries & fatalities
  • Assurance of operator’s abilities
  • Less property damage
  • Improved safety records
  • Enhanced public image


Learn about the CCPO Certification Tests.


  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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