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Mechanic in Training: Training Programs

Elevating Devices Mechanic Certification

Apprenticeship training programs

If you’re a Mechanic-in-Training, you will need to enroll in a recognized training program. To one day become certified as an Elevating Devices Mechanic, applicants must successfully complete the training program for their respective class. In some cases, they must also complete supplementary education.

The table below provides details on recognized training programs in BC. 

Note that when renewing your Mechanic-in-Training certificate of qualification, you must provide proof of successful progression through your chosen training program. This is required at the time of annual renewal. 

Read Directive D-ED 2017-01 for more information.

Class A

Program

Details

Supplementary Education

CET: The Canadian Elevator Technician Education ProgramThis four-year program is offered online by the National Association of Elevator Contractors (US based) 1, 2 & 4 (see below)
CEIEP: The Canadian Elevator Industry Education ProgramA four-year program offered by the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) - available only to union members

Electrician (Level 1 & 2) / Millwright (Level 1 & 2)Offered by several technical educational institutions such as:Note: This list is not exhaustive1, 2 & 3 (see below)
Durham College (Ontario-based)Elevating Device Mechanic Apprenticeship Training

1 (see below)

Class C

Program

Details

Supplementary Education

Electrician (Level 1 & 2) /Millwright (Level 1 & 2)Offered by several technical educational institutions such as:Note: This list is not exhaustive

1 & 5 (see below)

Class H

Program

Details

Supplementary Education

CAT: Certified Accessibility and Private Residence Lift Technician Education ProgramThis two-year program is offered online by the National Association of Elevator Contractors (US based) 1, 4, 6, 8 & 9 (see below)
Electrician (Level 1) / Millwright (Level 1)Offered by several technical educational institutions such as:Note: This list is not exhaustive1, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (see below)

Class MR

Instructor

Company

Email

Jim BrownleeBambrough And Associates Inc.jimbrownlee@bambrough.ca
Michael ChadneyApex Elevator Consulting Inc.michael@apexelevator.com
Nick KeoghInteract Inspection Corp.interactcorp@shaw.ca

Supplementary Education

Program

Details

BC Safety Standards Act;

BC Elevating Devices Safety Regulations; and

BC Safety Standards General Regulation

Technical Safety BC offers an online course - Elevating Act BC Act & Regulations, which qualifies for this category.

Expected training time: 4 hours

B44 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalators

ASME A17.7-2007/CSA B44.7-07 (R2017) -

Performance-Based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (Bi-National standard, with ASME A17.7)

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

Expected training time: 3 hours

B355 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities 

B355-15 -

Lifts for persons with physical disabilities

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided. 

Expected training time: 1 hour

CET: The Canadian Elevator Technician Education Program courses: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, and 12Program offered by: NAEC - National Association of Elevator Contractors
Canadian Electrical Code 

Section 38

Expected training time: 4 hrs

Z185 - Safety Code for Personnel Hoists

CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 (R2016) -

Safety Code for Personnel Hoists

Expected training time: 4 hrs

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

B311 - Safety Codes for Manlifts 

CAN/CSA-B311-02 (R2012) -

Safety Code for Manlifts

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

B355 - Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities 

B355-15 -

Lifts for persons with physical disabilities

Expected training time: 4 hrs

Note: Code book can be purchased from the link provided

CAT reference materials from courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Courses offered by: NAEC - National Association of Elevator Contractors
Product-specific training for the maintenance of elevating devices cabs, carriages, and platform cabsExpected training time: 4 hrs
Product-specific training for repair of hydraulic systemsExpected training time: 12 hrs

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