Personnel Hoist & Construction Use Elevator

Operator Certification


The Personnel Hoist & Construction Use Elevator Operator certificate allows you to operate a temporary construction elevator or a temporary personnel hoist that transports individuals, materials, or both.

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete an approved, 21-hour personnel hoist operator training course

The following contractors offer approved personnel hoist operator training:

To apply, 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.

Technical Safety BC will contact you to book your exam once your application has been approved.

The examinee has 30 minutes to write the exam and the exam consists of 35 questions.


Renew Your Certificate

Your certificate is valid for one year after the date of issue and then can be renewed through your online account.

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 of 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
  • If your certificate has been expired for more than six month you will also have to re-write the certification exam.

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