OECP Executive Director Jim Leslie said; "IUOE members in good standing with nationally accredited crane operator certifications can now get their certification from our nationally accredited, Fed OSHA recognized program for crane operator competency." Jim Leslie also made the point that the OECP is "by Operating Engineers, for Operating Engineers."
Those members who need to recertify their crane operator certifications may do so by obtaining the required "Application for Recertification" by contacting the OECP main office by phone at 951-351-4001, or on the OECP’s website at www.oecp.org. The OECP offers certifications to members of the IUOE with funding through its National Training Fund at "NO CHARGE" to either eligible members, or its signatory contractors. Additionally, OECP offers the written recertification examination at all participating IUOE training sites, and now at over 500 computer based testing sites throughout North America, again at "NO CHARGE" to members.
The OECP is a joint Labor / Management union certification program that has been certifying operating engineers since 2002. To date the program has administered over 18,000 written examinations and over 13,000 practical (hands on) examinations within the jurisdiction of the IUOE. For more information please contact the OECP at 951-351-4001 or at www.oecp.org.
We are now able to give the OECP Computer Based Test here at the Spangle Training Center. This is a closed testing facility, you must be an IUOE Local 370 member on the "A List" or from another IUOE Local on their "A List", and we will do our best to get you in as space is available.
If you have any questions please call the office at 509-235-9393