Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class MR


The Elevating Devices Mechanic certification, Class MR refers to a certified individual who is restricted to doing those types of repairs or maintenance of elevating devices that are identified on their mechanic’s certificate, while employed by a licensed elevating device contractor who holds a Class MR licence that authorizes the same types of repairs or maintenance.

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.


  • Complete 16 hours of approved safety training.
    Note: Generally, the licensed contractor provides employees with onsite safety training specific to the industry they are working in (e.g., pulp and paper, mining). In most cases this training meets or exceeds the minimum program requirements.
  • Complete 40 hours of approved elevator-related training.
    Note: The licensed contractor usually provides this training for its employees through a private training provider who is brought onsite.
  • Write a Technical Safety BC qualifying exam.

To Book an Exam

  1. The training provider may make arrangements to have applicants write the exam onsite following the training, or it may be written at a Technical Safety BC office.
  2. Submit the completed application for certification.
  3. Pay the appropriate fee.

Exam Information

  • 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 MR exam is two hours long.
  • 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

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.

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

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

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

For more information, please email: elevator.mechanic.certification@technicalsafetybc.ca


Program outline 

Reference documents

Exam Rules

Exam Locations
By special arrangement, contact Prince George office
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