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

Mechanic in Training Renewal FAQ

Elevating Mechanic Devices Certification

Certification Renewal FAQ

You must renew your MIT certificate every year, or else your apprenticeship will expire. On your first renewal, you must:

  • Submit proof that you are enrolled in an approved training program
  • Submit a renewal application form (Class A, Class C, or Class H)
  • Pay a fee

For all other renewals, you must:

  • Submit proof of progress in your training program
  • Update your Skills Passport
  • Submit a renewal application form (Class A, Class C, or Class H)
  • Pay a fee

If you do not renew your MIT certificate but continue to perform regulated work, you put yourself and others at risk. These are the consequences for working with an expired certificate:

  • A safety officer may issue a compliance order, or recommend a monetary penalty
  • A safety officer may be authorized to stop your work in the field
  • You may be required to apply for a new MIT certification and pay any associated fees

To become a MIT, you must:

  • Work for a licensed Elevating Devices contractor in BC, that matches the class you’re applying for

Once you are registered, you must enroll in an Apprenticeship Training Program within one year of becoming an MIT. You will then follow the relevant program outline:

You will also receive a Skills Passport to track and record workplace achievements, which will qualify as scope of work endorsements when you finish your apprenticeship and apply to become a certified Elevating Devices Mechanic. Your Skills Passport is an important living document that you will need to keep throughout your time as an MIT and as an Elevating Devices Mechanic.

You must renew your MIT certificate every year.

You must complete your Apprenticeship Training Program within a certain number of years. If you are an MIT Class A, you have up to 7 years to complete your training. If you are an MIT Class C or H, you have up to 5 years.

If you do not complete your training within the given timeframe, you will not be able to apply to become a certified Elevating Devices Mechanic.

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