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Elevating Devices Mechanic: Class A

Class A Elevating Devices Mechanic

The Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class A certificate of qualification allows you to install, construct, alter, repair, maintain, commission, test, service, calibrate, and operate elevating devices as identified on your Skills Passport.

To obtain this certificate, you'll need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam.

How to apply

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 A exam.

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

Study materials

View the program outline for Class A Elevating Devices Mechanic.

Required study material (can be brought to the exam):

  • Elevator Industry Field Employee’s Safety Handbook 2010 (available from Elevator World)
  • A17.1 2007/CSA B44 2007 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (available from CSA)
  • CSA C22.1-12 Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Section 38 (available from CSA)
  • CSA B44.2 2007 Maintenance requirements and intervals for elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks (available from CSA)
  • CSA B355-09 Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities (available from CSA)
  • Elevating Devices Safety Regulation 

Reference documents:

About this exam 

This exam is open book and takes 4 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.