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Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Class C

Elevating Devices Mechanic Certification

Overview

The Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class C certificate of qualification allows you to install, alter, repair, and maintain the types of personnel hoists that are identified on your Skills Passport.

View the program outline for Class C Elevating Devices Mechanic. To obtain this certificate, you'll need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam.

For Mechanics-in-training

You must first complete:

Once you have submitted your application and declaration forms and paid the applicable fee, we will evaluate your qualifications. If you’re successful, we will contact you and you will be able to apply for the Elevating Devices - Class C exam.

Once you have been approved to apply for the exam, you must:

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:

This exam is open book and takes 3 hours. You must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to pass.

You will have three chances to pass; after each attempt, applicants will receive a Notification Letter from Technical Safety BC that details the marks achieved and highlights areas that need improvement. An exam re-write fee applies to each additional attempt.

According to Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, if you fail your exam three times, you must wait five years before you can re-apply.

For more information on our Elevating Devices Mechanic certificate exams, including how to book one, visit the Exams page.

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