Apprenticeship Training Programs for Elevating Devices Mechanics

The table below provides details on recognized training programs that certified mechanics-in-training can enroll in. To be certified as an elevating device mechanic, applicants must successfully complete the training program for their respective class. In some cases, they must also complete the supplementary education as identified in the table below.

When renewing a Mechanic-in-Training certificate of qualification, applicants must provide proof of successful progression through their chosen training program. This is required at the time of annual renewal. 

Read Directive D-ED 2017-01 for more information.

Note to trainers: If you would like to have your apprenticeship training program approved by Technical Safety BC, you must apply for approval. See Become a recognized training provider for continuing education for more information.

Class A

  Program  Details Supplementary Education
1 CET: The Canadian Elevator Technician Education Program This four-year program is offered online by the National Association of Elevator Contractors (US based)  1, 2 & 4 (see below)
2 CEIEP: The Canadian Elevator Industry Education Program A four-year program offered by the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) - available only to union members  
3 Electrician (Level 1 & 2) / Millwright (Level 1 & 2) Offered by several technical educational institutions such as:
  • Trades Training BC; 
  • BC Institute of Technology (BCIT); and
  • College of New Caledonia.
Note: This list is not exhaustive
1, 2 & 3 (see below)
4 Durham College (Ontario-based) Elevating Device Mechanic Apprenticeship Training 1 (see below)

Class H

  Program  Details Supplementary Education
1 CAT: Certified Accessibility and
Private Residence Lift Technician Education Program
This two-year program is offered online by the National Association of Elevator Contractors (US based)  1, 4, 6, 8 & 9 (see below)
2 Electrician (Level 1) / Millwright (Level 1) Offered by several technical educational institutions such as:
  • Trades Training BC; 
  • BC Institute of Technology (BCIT); and
  • College of New Caledonia.
Note: This list is not exhaustive
1, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (see below)

Class C

  Program Details Supplementary Education
1 Electrician (Level 1 & 2) /Millwright (Level 1 & 2) Offered by several technical educational institutions such as:
  • Trades Training BC; 
  • BC Institute of Technology (BCIT); and
  • College of New Caledonia.
Note: This list is not exhaustive
1 & 5 (see below)

Class MR

  Instructor Company Email
1 Jim Brownlee Bambrough And Associates Inc.

jimbrownlee@bambrough.ca

2 Michael Chadney Apex Elevator Consulting Inc. michael@apexelevator.com
3 Nick Keogh Interact Inspection Corp. interactcorp@shaw.ca

Supplementary Education

  Program Details  
1

BC Safety Standards Act;

BC Elevating Devices Safety Regulations; and

BC Safety Standards General Regulation

Technical Safety BC offers an online course - Elevating Act BC Act & Regulations, which qualifies for this category.

Expected training time: 4 hours

 
2

B44 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalators

 

ASME A17.7-2007/CSA B44.7-07 (R2017) -

Performance-Based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (Bi-National standard, with ASME A17.7)

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

Expected training time: 3 hours

 
2 B355 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities 

B355-15 -

Lifts for persons with physical disabilities

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided. 

Expected training time: 1 hour

 

 
 
3

CET: The Canadian Elevator Technician Education Program courses: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, and 12

Program offered by: NAEC - National Association of Elevator Contractors

 
4 Canadian Electrical Code 

Section 38

Expected training time: 4 hrs

 
5 Z185 - Safety Code for Personnel Hoists; and
 

CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 (R2016) -

Safety Code for Personnel Hoists 

Expected training time: 4 hrs

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

 
5

B311 - Safety Codes for Manlifts 

CAN/CSA-B311-02 (R2012) -

Safety Code for Manlifts

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

 
6

B355 - Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities 

B355-15 -

Lifts for persons with physical disabilities

Expected training time: 4 hrs

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

 
7 CAT reference materials from courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Courses offered by: NAEC - National Association of Elevator Contractors  

8

 

Product specific training for the maintenance of elevating devices cabs, carriages, and platform cabs

Expected training time: 4 hrs

9 Product specific training for repair of hydraulic systems Expected training time: 12 hrs
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