Elevating Devices Licences

All contractors who perform regulated work on elevating devices must be licenced by Technical Safety BC. Your licence class determines what type of regulated work you can perform. For more details, see the Safety Standards ActA licensed contractor is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Safety Standards Act, all relevant regulations, and all applicable safety orders and directives.

Applying for your licence

  1. Complete the Elevating Device licence application form 317
  2. Submit by mail or in person to our corporate office
  3. Have a BC Business Registration number.
  4. Pay the appropriate application fee.

We’ll review your application to assess whether you’re qualified to receive your licence. Next, you’ll be invited for an interview with an elevating device safety officer and a written exam. For more information see Exams.

Renewing your Licence

You must renew your licence annually. If you have received a renewal notification, pay the fee by credit card or mail a cheque with the applicable payment to Technical Safety BC. Remember, you must not work on regulated elevating devices without a valid licence. If your licence expired more than one year ago, we may require you to reapply.

Looking up contractors who are licensed in BC

To check if an elevating devices contractor is licensed with Technical Safety BC, go to our Find a Contractor page and enter their name or company name. If you do not see them listed, they may operating under a different name or a numbered company. Call us at 1 866 566 7233 if you need assistance, or if you are licensed by not presently listed.