Scope

The Elevating Devices Mechanic, Class C refers to a certified individual who is restricted to installing, altering, repairing or maintaining those types of personnel hoists that are identified on their Skills Passport.

Program Outline: A 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 C:

Mechanic-in-Training (MIT)

Submit:

  1. Completed the Class C MIT application for certification form
  2. Proof that the applicant has, within the year before the date of application, completed an approved training course that includes at least 24 hours of instructional time in occupational health and safety. 
  3. Proof that the applicant is employed by a licensed elevating device contractor who is authorized to do the type of regulated work that corresponds with the class of certificate of qualification for which the applicant is applying for.
  4. Pay the applicable fee.

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.
  • 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.

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. Submit the completed application form for appropriate class.
  2. Fill out and have employer sign Class C Skills Passport declaration form.
  3. Pay the evaluation fee.
  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.
    Note: 
    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 C exam is for three 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

Elevating Devices Mechanic-in-Training, Class C

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, Class C certificate of qualification, the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Completed the 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, and their Skills Passport.

  2. Make the fee payment.

Note: A provincial safety manager may refuse, without further grounds, to renew the certificate of qualification of a mechanic-in-training who has failed to become eligible for a Class C certificate of qualification within five years from the date the Class C MIT certificate of qualification was first issued.

Technical Safety BC issues renewal letters to clients 60 days before expiry of their certificate of qualification. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that certifications are renewed appropriately. Please allow sufficient time for processing of your application and payment ahead of the expiry date. It is the responsibility of the elevator mechanic to ensure their certificate is valid at all times. For more information, please email: elevator.mechanic.certification@technicalsafetybc.ca

Elevating Devices Mechanic, Class C

A certificate of qualification is valid for a period of three years from the date of issue.

To renew a Class C certificate of qualification, the applicant must submit:

  1. Completed the renewal form.
  2. Proof of having completed at least 24 hours of continuing educationRefer Information Bulletin IB-ED-2017-04, for more details.

    Note: The continuing education must be completed within the term of the certificate of qualification that is to be renewed, and must be recognized by the provincial safety manager as being relevant to the scope of the certificate.
  3. Fee payment.
Resources

Program Outline - Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class C

Required study material 
(can be brought to the exam)

  • Elevator Industry Field Employee’s Safety Handbook 2010 (available from Elevator World)
  • CSA B311-02 Safety Codes for Manlifts (available from CSA)
  • CSA C22.1-12 Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Section 38 (available from CSA)
  • CSA Z185-M87 Safety Code for Personnel Hoists (available from CSA)

Reference documents

Exam Rules

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