Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class A


The Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class A refers to a certified individual who installs, constructs, alters, repairs, maintains, commissions, tests, services, calibrates and operates related elevating devices as identified on their Skills Passport.

Program OutlineA guide on the certification for instructors, apprentices, and employers of apprentices, as well as for the use of industry organizations, regulatory bodies, provincial, and federal governments. It reflects the updated standards for Class A Elevating Devices Mechanics based on the British Columbia industry and subject matter experts.

There are three application pathways open to Elevating Devices Mechanics, Class A:

Mechanic-in-Training (MIT)


  1. Completed Class A MIT application for certification form.
  2. Proof that the applicant has, within the past one year, completed an approved training course that includes at least 24 hours of instructional time in occupational health and safety. 
  3. Proof that the applicant’s employer is a licensed contractor, authorized to do the same type of regulated work that the candidate is getting certified for.
  4. The applicable fee when contacted by a client services representative.

Note: A MIT must enroll in an approved elevating mechanic apprenticeship training program within one year of registering as a MIT with Technical Safety BC.

After completing the necessary education and acquiring the necessary number of hours of hands-on experience for the class of certificate, MITs can apply for certification as an Elevating Devices mechanic.

To Book an Exam:

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Fill out and have employer sign Class A Skills Passport declaration form.
  3. Pay the evaluation fee when contacted by a client services representative.
  4. Once your application is approved, you will receive notice from Technical Safety BC to apply to write the certification exam for your class.
  5. Fill out the exam application form. 
  6. Pay the exam fee when contacted by a client services representative. Once all documentation and payment has been received Technical Safety BC will contact you to set up a time to write the exam.
    Exam request dates can be made during fee payment. Based on availability, exam dates can be scheduled 15-business days from the time of payment.

Exam Information

To successfully pass the exam,

  • Individuals must attain a 70% grade.
  • Applicants will be given three chances to pass the exam. After each attempt, applicants will receive a ‘Notification Letter’ from Technical Safety BC that details the marks achieved and highlight areas that are in need of improvement. An exam re-write fee applies to each additional attempt.
  • Class A exam is for four hours.
  • According to Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, an applicant can apply for a re-exam only after five years of failing a third attempt at clearing all required exams.

Certificate Renewal

Mechanic-in-Training, Class A

A certificate of qualification issued by a provincial safety manager to a MIT is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue.

To renew a MIT certificate of qualification, the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Completed renewal form
    First time Renewal Only: Proof of registration in a training program for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of qualification as a certified elevating device mechanic.
    Subsequent Renewals:
    The applicant must only provide proof of the applicant's successful progression through the training program referenced above. 
  2. Pay fees.

A provincial safety manager may refuse, without further grounds, to renew the certificate of qualification of a MIT who has failed to become eligible for a Class A Certificate of Qualification within seven years from the date the Class A MIT certificate of qualification was first issued.

Elevating Device Mechanic, Class A

A certificate of qualification is valid for a period of three years from the date of issue. To renew a Class A certificate of qualification renewal, the applicant must submit:

  1. Completed renewal form.
  2. Proof of having completed at least 24 hours of continuing education
  3. Pay fees.

Program Outline - Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class A

Required study material 
(can be brought to the exam)

  • Elevator Industry Field Employee’s Safety Handbook 2010 (available from Elevator World)
  • A17.1 2007/CSA B44 2007 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (available from CSA)
  • CSA C22.1-12 Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Section 38 (available from CSA)
  • CSA B44.2 2007 Maintenance requirements and intervals for elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks (available from CSA)
  • CSA B355-09 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities (available from CSA)
  • Elevating Devices Safety Regulation 

Reference documents

Exam Rules

Exam Locations
By special arrangement, contact Prince George office
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