Associated Training Services


Associated Training Services Has Been Awarded CCO EDU Accreditation

Associated training Services (ATS) has been qualified by CCO Education Services (CCO EDU) as an Accredited Training Provider (ATP).

The rigorous accreditation process required meeting a 40+ point Accredited Training Provider Standard that included submitting hundreds of pages of documentation demonstrating that the standard was met. CCO EDU thoroughly audited ATS and conducted interviews to verify the information.

CCO EDU launched the ATP program in 2024 to demonstrate evaluation and identification of high-quality training providers. “The ATP designation identifies training organizations that have met the stringent standards put in place by CCO EDU,” said CEO Thom Sicklesteel. “We congratulate ATS on meeting this standard and congratulate them on the well-deserved ATP recognition.”

About CCO Education Services (CCO EDU)

CCO Education Services LLC (CCO EDU) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). CCO EDU was formed in 2023 to support the mission of NCCCO by helping to improve the standards of knowledge for those working in and around load handling equipment. Learn more at

NCCCO Edu Accreditation

State Boards of Education

Associated Training Services is a private vocational school licensed by the state of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board.

State Employment/Workforce Offices

Associated Training Services Inc. is currently certified as an eligible training provider under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in many states. This designation allows Associated Training Services to participate in WIA funding programs administered by a state's Department of Workforce Development (DWD). These DWD agencies and WIA programs help fund students who attend Associated Training Services training programs.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

ATS is approved for the training of veterans under the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Students Eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits while attending ATS training programs. For more information on Veterans benefits please click here.