IMO it is hard to certify something such as CNC Operator, especially where the definition of operator varies from place to place. In one place it can be a warm body, in others it can be the ability to setup, edit a program and operate the machine.
To me an Operator is an entry level position, someone who knows or can
be trained to operate the machine, perform operator checks, load,
unload, check parts and input wear offsets. Where the person and their
work ethic is more important than experience. When the person is able
to operate and maintain the machinery with little or no supervision,
do their own setups and hold close tolerances they are a setup person
CNC Operator Proficiency Test
(I just read the old post and there are some typo's that need to be
corrected if someone plans to use it.)
Black Dragon covered this, if you can't answer the questions you're
not qualified to evaluate an applicant. Some of the questions are
designed to present opportunities for discussion with the applicant.
13 years ago