When Do I Need to Renew?
Your Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class A, C, H, or MR certificate is valid for three years after the date of issue.
The entire 2021 renewal process can be completed through your online account with Technical Safety BC.
If you are renewing a certificate that expires in 2020, or you must renew by mail in 2021, log in to your Online Services account and follow the steps. Don't have an account? Sign up now.
If you wish to apply by mail, please fill out the Contact Us form to request a paper form.
What Happens if I Don't Renew?
If you do not renew your 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 certification and pay any associated fees
- You may also be required to write an examination and complete an interview
Continuing Education Requirements
The Elevating Devices Safety Regulation requires you to satisfy continuing education training before renewing your Elevating Devices Mechanic certificate of qualification.
You must complete 24 hours of continuing education training in order to renew your Elevating Devices mechanic certificate. These 24 hours of training must consist of:
- 6 hours of trade-specific safety training related to the regulated activities you are required to perform within the scope of your certificate class
- 6 hours of Act, regulations and code training
- 12 hours of technical training related to technical competencies listed in your class A, H, C, or MR certificate program outline
Make sure the training you are receiving for your continuing education is approved by Technical Safety BC as per our most recent Directive. You can also find a continuing education provider here.