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Elevator Installers and Repairers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

The National Association of Elevator Contractors offers the following voluntary certifications: certified elevator technician and certified accessibility and private residence lift technician. To earn these certifications, applicants must satisfy educational or experience requirements and pass an examination. Additionally, approximately 35 states require that elevator installers and repairers pass a licensing examination. This is not true of all areas at this time, but the trend toward mandatory licensure is growing.

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