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License Requirements - Elevator Safety Review

Elevator Mechanics, Elevator Contractors and Renovators

Under the provisions of §12-827, elevator mechanics, elevator contractors and renovators licensing requirements:

(a) An applicant for an elevator mechanic license shall:

   (1) (i) have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education credits, with at least three years of recent and active work experience in the elevator industry, in construction, maintenance, and service or repair, as verified by current and previous employers; and

     (ii) pass a written examination administered by the Board on the Safety Code;

   (2) (i) have completed at least three years of recent and active work experience in the elevator industry, in construction, maintenance, and service or repair, as verified by current and previous employers; and

     (ii) have a certificate of completion of the mechanic examination of a nationally recognized training program for the elevator industry such as the National Elevator Industry Educational Program or its equivalent; or

   (3) have a certificate of completion of an apprenticeship program for elevator mechanics that has standards substantially equivalent to those of Part III of this subtitle and is registered with the Office of Apprenticeship of the U.S. Department of Labor or a state apprenticeship council.

(b) An applicant for an elevator contractor license shall have at least five years of work experience in the elevator industry in construction, maintenance, service, or repair.

(c) The Board shall adopt regulations governing:

   (1) the qualifications of an applicant for an elevator renovator contractor license and an applicant for an elevator renovator mechanic license; and

   (2) the scope of practice of a licensed elevator renovator contractor and a licensed elevator renovator mechanic.

Temporary Elevator Mechanic

Under the provisions of §12-834, temporary elevator mechanic licensing requirements:

(a) A licensed elevator contractor shall notify the Board if there are no licensed elevator mechanics available to perform elevator work.

(b) The licensed elevator contractor may request that the Board issue temporary elevator mechanic licenses to individuals certified by the licensed elevator contractor to have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform elevator work without direct and immediate supervision.

(c) An individual certified by a licensed elevator contractor as qualified under subsection (b) of this section shall:

  (1) immediately seek a temporary elevator mechanic license from the Board; and

  (2) pay the fee that the Board determines.

(d) A temporary elevator mechanic license is valid for 30 days while the licensee is employed by the licensed elevator contractor that certified the licensee as qualified under subsection (b) of this section.

(e) A temporary elevator mechanic license may be renewed as long as the shortage of licensed elevator mechanics continues.

Emergency Elevator Mechanic

Under the provisions of §12-835, emergency elevator mechanic licensing requirements:

(a) A licensed elevator contractor shall respond as necessary to ensure public safety if:

  (1) an emergency exists in the state because of disaster, act of God, or work stoppage; and

  (2) the number of licensed elevator mechanics in the state is insufficient to cope with the emergency.

(b) Within five business days after beginning work that requires an elevator mechanic license, an individual certified by a licensed elevator contractor to have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform elevator work without direct and immediate supervision shall seek an emergency elevator mechanic license from the Board.

(c) The licensed elevator contractor shall provide proof of competency as the Board may require for an individual certified by the licensed elevator contractor under subsection (b) of this section.

(d) The Board shall issue emergency elevator mechanic licenses.

(e) An emergency elevator mechanic license entitles the licensee to the rights and privileges of an elevator mechanic license issued under Part III of this subtitle.

(f) An emergency elevator mechanic license is valid for 30 days for particular elevator units or geographical areas as the Board designates.

(g) The Board shall renew an emergency elevator mechanic license during the existence of an emergency.

(h) The Board may not charge a fee for the issuance or renewal of an emergency elevator mechanic license.