What is a Mechanic-in-Training?
A Mechanic-in-Training (MIT) is an elevating devices apprentice. If you are new to the trade and have not yet met the criteria to become certified as an Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class A, C, or H, you’ll need to register as an MIT to work in BC.
Registering to become an MIT
To become an MIT, you must:
- Work for a licensed Elevating Devices contractor in BC, that matches the class you’re applying for
- Complete 24 hours of safety training
- Complete and submit the appropriate form to Technical Safety BC:
Once you are registered, you must enroll in an Apprenticeship Training Program within one year of becoming an MIT. You will then follow the relevant program outline:
You will also receive a Skills Passport to track and record workplace achievements, which will qualify as scope of work endorsements when you finish your apprenticeship and apply to become a certified Elevating Devices Mechanic. Your Skills Passport is an important living document that you will need to keep throughout your time as an MIT and as an Elevating Devices Mechanic.
Renewing your MIT certificate
You must renew your MIT certificate every year. Find out how.
Completing your training
You must complete your Apprenticeship Training Program within a certain number of years. If you are an MIT Class A, you have up to 7 years to complete your training. If you are an MIT Class C or H, you have up to 5 years.
If you do not complete your training within the given timeframe, you will not be able to apply to become a certified Elevating Devices Mechanic.