CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

The Testing Process

Get Your First CCPO Certification
  1. Written Exam
  2. Practical Exam
  3. Get Your First CCPO


There are two stages to the Certification Process:

The Written Exam is a multiple-choice theory test, and the Practical Exam is an onsite assessment where a professional assessor observes the performance of all phases of the pumping operation, from set up, through to priming, placing and clean out.

The Practical Exam can only be taken once you have successfully passed the Written Exam. Candidates must pass both the Written Exam and the Practical Exam in order to be certified competent.

Candidates have twelve (12) months after they pass their Written Exam to take the Practical Exam.

Candidates who do not take and pass both exams within the 12-month timeframe will be required to start the certification process again from the beginning.


  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.


Further information on Concrete Pumping: