NCCCO Written Exam & Study Material

The NCCCO written exam has been scheduled this year on Sunday, December 12, 2021.  Anyone interested in taking the written exam with JATC, whether it be the initial or recertification, must submit your application and payment online through NCCCO's website ( no later than Monday, November 15, 2021. You must contact the JATC office prior to submitting your application online to obtain the required test site number to begin the application.

Study material is available for checking out.  There is a $100 cash deposit required to check out any study material.  This deposit is refundable upon the return of the study material.

If there are any questions, please call the JATC office at (618) 644-1969.


Member Obituaries

Obituaries 2021

John Terry Curtner 09-22-21 Obituary

Dale Grotefendt 07-25-21 Obituary

Robert Koerber 07-22-21 Obituary

Richard Behnken 07-12-21 Obituary

Bill Farnsworth 05-29-21 Obituary

Harold Watson 05-14-21 Obituary

Darwin Matthews 05-03-21 Obituary

Ralph Griebel 04-30-21 Obituary

Shelby Goldsmith 04-25-21

James Dale 04-09-21

Terry Wray 03-29-21 Obituary

Charles Holthaus  03-28-21 Obituary

David Heim 03-19-21 Obituary 

Kenny Richter 03-14-21 Obituary

Dave Digirolamo 03-06-21 Obituary

James "Tim" Franklin 02-12-21 Obituary

Gerald Messina 01-18-21 Obituary

Paul Knop 01-16-21  Obituary

Thomas Loos 01-09-21 Obituary

Clifford Towler 01-04-21 Obituary

Obituaries 2020

Donald Barton 12-9-20 Obituary

Harvey Price 12-3-20 Obituary

Martin "Leo" Buehrer 11-29-20 Obituary

Edward Kellerman 11-26-20 Obituary

Ferd Roth 11-25-20 Obituary

Leroy Feltmeyer 11-24-20 Obituary

Loren "Doug" Hawkins 11-23-20 Obituary

Dale Paslay 11-22-20 Obituary

Ruth Ann Reynolds-Weeks (Lloyd) 11-21-20 Obituary

Henry "Joe" Gain 10-07-20 Obituary

Curtis Hartmann 10-06-20 Obituary

Francis "Frenchie" Eilers 09-18-20 Obituary

Bill Borders 08-13-20 Obituary

Larry Heob 08-11-20 Obituary

Orval Austin 08-07-20  Obituary

Matthew Perkins 08-01-20 Obituary

Dennis Schetter  07-12-20 Obituary

James Timmerman 06-24-20 Obituary

Bill Dailey 06-15-20

Eugene Weber 05-24-20 Obituary

Rick McElroy 05-18-20  Obituary

Cassandra Pace 05-14-20 Obituary

Kenneth "Gig" Shute 05-12-20 Obituary

James Sledge 04-09-20

Kurt Dietrich 04-05-20

Kirby Harris 07-22-19

David Tucker 03-28-20

Stephen Martin 03-20-20

Ellis LeCroy 03-19-20

Russell Broadwater 03-08-20

Darrell Luebbert 03-01-20

Ronald Kujawa 02-24-20

Harold Timmons 02-17-20

Dean Fiedler 02-08-20

Dave Meyer 01-31-20

Kim Ketcham 01-28-20

Daniel Schwahn 01-27-20


Obituaries 2019

Obituaries 2018


2020 Retirees

10-01-21 Scott Barringer

09-01-21 Raymond Farthing

09-01-21 Jeffrey Helfrich

09-01-21 Mike Sanders

09-01-21 Kenneth Schultz

08-01-21 Kevin Peek

06-01-21 James Klaus

06-01-21 Kevin Brooks

06-01-21 Gary Schicker

05-01-21 Kenneth Malick

05-01-21 Gerald Kelley

04-01-21 John Hunter

04-01-21 Dan Luechtefeld

03-01-21 Dennis Brunaugh

03-01-21 Ed Rulevish

02-01-21 Michael Stelbrink

02-01-21 Bernard Wayne Korando

12-01-20 Steven Flowers

11-01-20 Fred Sandusky

11-01-20 Mickey Crippen

11-01-20 David Jany

11-01-20 Herbert Smith

10-01-20 Bruce Edwards

10-01-20 David Kamadulski

09-01-20 Gerald Messina

09-01-20 Jimmy Foster

09-01-20  Mark Biver

09-01-20  Robert Parmenter

08-01-20  Gregory Warren

08-01-20  Terry Herbeck

08-01-20  James Tosh

07-01-20  Scott Schuepbach

06-01-20  Ronald Noerper

06-01-20  Randy Hoyle

06-01-20  Michael Hayer

06-01-20  Randall Hug

06-01-20  Dale Grotefendt

06-01-20  Keith Obermeier

05-01-20  Richard Herring

04-01-20  Vernon Williams

04-01-20  James Rossel

04-01-20  Jules Varwig

04-01-20  Jack Touchette

03-01-20  Jack Mize

02-01-20  David DeLaurent   

01-01-20  David Nollau         

01-01-20  Donnie Knop         

Previous Years Retirees

2019   2017/2018

NCCCO Reimbursement Requirements


There is a $100 cash deposit for any NCCCO study material checked out. The deposit will be refunded when all materials have been returned to the JATC office.

For Initial Candidates:

Reimbursements are only issued when the following conditions are met:

  1. Written request for reimbursement submitted to JATC within 90 days of practical date
  2. Copy of NCCCO card is submitted to JATC
  3. All checked out study material has been returned

For Recert Candidates:

Reimbursements are only issued when the following conditions are met:

  1. Written request for reimbursement submitted to JATC within 90 days of recert test date
  2. Copy of NCCCO card is submitted to JATC
  3. All checked out study material has been returned


Timesheet Memo
Apprentice Card Info

You have met the requirements to become a member of Local 520.  As part of your apprenticeship, it is mandatory that you become a card holding member.  In order for you to receive your card you must pay the initiation fee of $312.50 and 2 months’ dues of $72.50, for a total of $385.00.  In order for you to be put on the May union meeting’s agenda, the $385.00 must be paid to the Main Hall no later than Thursday, May 13th, by 3pm.

Mandatory Union Meetings

Union meetings are mandatory for all card holding apprentices. Once an apprentice misses 2 union meetings in a calendar year, they will forfeit 40 training hours for each additional missed meeting. If an apprentice misses 4 or more union meetings in a calendar year, there will be a mandatory meeting with the Executive Board.  If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to call the office at (618)644-1969.

Health & Welfare Announcement

2020 IRS Form 1099-R’s are being mailed today, January 26, 2021 to the Retirees/Pensioners.

If you haven't received yours by February 15, 2021 please contact the Benefit Office @ (618)233-7978.

Training Classes Updates


We are nearing the end of the Forklift Refresh classes.  There are 5 classes remaining for this training season.  If you are due to refresh this year and go past January 31, 2021, you will expire and be required to take the 2-day initial class in order to regain your certification.  It is the Training Department's suggestion that you call and get scheduled immediately.


There have been 3 more Hazmat Refresh classes added to the training schedule.  

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021

If you are one of those still needing to refresh, call the Training Department to get scheduled.  You do NOT want to have to repeat the 40 hr class over again to regain your certification!


Required Classes

If you are receiving this notification and you DO NOT have a forklift and an OSHA card, you are REQUIRED to attend these classes this 2020-2021 training season.  The class schedule is accessible through the Local 520 app and website.  You can schedule your classes in one of three ways:

1. Call the Training Department at (618) 644-1969

2. Submit your preferred date through the Local 520 app

3. Submit your preferred date through the Local 520 website (

Class sizes are limited so sign up for them NOW! Do not wait! 

Class Reminders

The Training Department would like everyone to take a moment and opt-in to receive text message reminders for your classes.

All you need to do is text the word ALERT to 22300 and that will opt you in to receive text messages from us for any class you are scheduled. Once you text the above, you will receive a message from One Call Now verifying your request has been received.

This is the best method for us to remind you of any classes you are scheduled for and it allows you to respond if you are attending the class or not.  If you have already been receiving reminder text messages from us, then you do not need to do this again unless you have had a change in phone number.

We want to make sure no one misses their scheduled classes and loses any certifications. 

Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Upcoming Deadlines


Friday, November 13th, is the application deadline for anyone wanting to take the initial or recertifictaion NCCCO written exam on Sunday, December 13, 2020.  Applications and form of payment are due to the Training Department by 3pm.


This Saturday, November 14th, there are still openings for those needing to get their DOT physicals.

This will also be the last scheduled NCCCO practical for 2020.  Call the Training Department @ (618)644-1969 to register for either the DOT physicals or NCCCO practical, deadline is Thursday, November 12th.



NCCCO Practical

There will be an NCCCO practical exam on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Anyone needing to get their practical completed can call the Training Department at (618)644-1969 to schedule for the exam.  The deadline to get scheduled is Thursday, October 22, 2020.

DOT Physicals

This month's DOT physicals will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021.  This service is available for Local 520 members who are currently eligible for Local 520’s insurance at no cost to the member.  Members who are not eligible at this time can still utilize these services at a cost of $70 due the day of the physical. Registration is required and can be done by calling (618) 644-1969 at least 48 hours prior to the day of service; however we encourage registering early due to the limited openings on Saturdays.  For any questions please call the Training Department.