Continuing education requirements for elevating devices mechanics

Last updated: June 29, 2020

The Elevating Devices Safety Regulation requires you to complete continuing education training before renewing your elevating devices mechanic certificate of qualification every three years.

Class A, H, C or MR elevating devices mechanics must complete 24 hours of continuing education training for certification renewal. These 24 hours of training must consist of:

  • six hours of trade-specific safety training related to the regulated activities you are required to perform within the scope of your certificate class;
  • six hours of Act, regulations and code training; and
  • 12 hours of technical training related to technical competencies listed in your class A, H, C or MR certificate program outline.

The Directive: Elevating Devices Mechanic Continuing Education Requirements details the continuing education training required for certification renewal.

Your renewal is due on or before the expiry date listed on your wallet card.

NOTE: If your certificate expires in 2020, we will accept proof of continuing education that follows the instructions previously provided in the Information Bulletin: Elevating devices certified mechanic continuing education.

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Courses and recognized training providers

Technical Safety BC will accept continuing education provided by:

  • National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC),
  • National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA), and
  • Elevator World.

Technical Safety BC also offers continuing education for the six hours of Act, regulations and code training of class A or MR mechanics. The courses are categorized as follows:

After training, it is your responsibility to obtain a record of completion for each continuing education course you attended, and maintain these records for use when renewing your certificate of qualification.

Interested in becoming a recognized training provider? Licensed elevating contractors, trade associations, manufacturers, educational institutions, and other interested parties can apply for continuing education training recognition with Technical Safety BC.