CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

Special Needs Accommodation Policy

A full copy of the Special Needs Accommodation Policy 05 is available in the Candidate Handbook. Below is an excerpt from the Policy.

Policy Statement

The intent of the policy is to ensure all applicants are treated fairly and equitably in pursuit of the CCPO designation, and to ensure that any requests for an accommodation of special needs is granted within reason and only where the integrity of the written exam and/or practical assessment is not violated.


The policy covers the activities of applying to the CCPO certification program and to challenging both the written exam and the practical examination.


The responsibility to uphold the policy and to ensure all applicants and applications are treated fairly, impartially, and confidentially lies with the CCPO Certification Manager and relevant Certification Body personnel. The responsibility to declare a request for accommodation of special needs lies solely with the Applicant or Candidate.

Opportunity of Applicant to Declare Request for Accommodation of Special Needs

The Certification Body, in compliance with relevant provisions set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) and the Canadian Human Rights Act (1977), provides opportunities for candidates to declare, within reason, requests for the accommodation of special needs.

A candidate shall not be denied the opportunity to challenge either the Written Exam or the Practical Examination by sole reason of a declared disability as defined under either the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act, or any other applicable national legislation, provided the declared disability is both verified and not one that would render the candidate incapable of competently performing the duties of a certified concrete pump operator.

Applicants may request a special accommodation while completing the online application.

The Certification body shall verify and accommodate special needs, within reason, and only when the integrity of the examination(s) or certification is not violated.

Pursuant to Program Procedure 08 Appeals, applicants may appeal a decision against the request for an accommodation of special needs within ninety (90) days of the date of the decision rendered by the Certification Body.

  Reference Materials
  • CCPO Candidate Handbook
    The CCPO Candidate Handbook is a PDF guide outlining the certification program and our program policies and procedures. The Candidate Handbook is not a study guide or intended as training material. As a certification authority, to maintain impartiality in our certification activities, we do not provide any training for concrete pump operators.

    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 handbook 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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