Elevator Certification

The Certification Section of the Elevator Unit will continually uphold the mission of the Elevator Unit, by proper certification methods, verifications of necessary documentation and requirement enforcement for the entire elevator industry workforce, which ensures both public and workforce safety. We adhere to all applicable Codes and Regulations to ensure safety comes first.

The Elevator Unit's Certification Section is responsible for the following:

  • Certifies the competency of limited and general elevator mechanics, temporary mechanics, emergency mechanics, elevator companies, and elevator inspectors.
  • Reviews applications for each classification and verifies that applicants meet the requirements specified in the California Labor Code.
  • Upon meeting these requirements, applicants are issued a certificate, an identification card, or both, depending on the type of application.
  • Processes all application fees and forwards them to the Accounting Department.

For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, the Fee Schedule page, or email the Certification Section at ElevatorCert@dir.ca.gov.

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How to Apply for Certification

Requirements for Certification

Click one of the links below for requirements to become a Certified Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic (CCCM), Certified Qualified Conveyance Company (CQCC), Certified Competent Conveyance Inspector (CCCI), or a Temporary Certified Competent Conveyance Mechanic (TCCCM).

Conveyance Companies Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanics Temporary Conveyance Mechanics Conveyance Inspectors

Approved Continuing Education Providers

• Pace: (410) 312-1474
• Bell Elevator Inspection Services: (916) 825-1655
• Capitol Elevator: (916) 383-8728
• James Meyer Consulting: (209) 267-0950
• Certified Training Conveyance Corp: (805) 383-6809
• Buckman Elevator Consulting Srvcs.: (916) 417-6226
• National Elevator Industry Educational Program Continuing Education:
  • Local contacts:
    - Mike Alcantar  (San Diego area) (702) 266-1748
    - Dale Birdwell  (Los Angeles area) (626) 798-0070
    - Joel Roberts  (San Francisco area) (415) 539-2212

Application Forms

For a complete list of elevator forms, visit the Elevator Forms Page.

Please return all Certification related forms and fees directly to our office:

State of California
Department of Industrial Relations
Elevator Unit, Certification Section
2424 Arden Way, Ste. 485
Sacramento, CA 95825

May 2019