Elevating Devices Certification Requirements

Elevating Devices Mechanic Certification

In the province of British Columbia, in order to perform regulated work on all types of elevating devices regulated by BCSA, it is a regulatory requirement to be:

  • registered as a Certified Elevating Devices Mechanic OR registered as an Elevating Devices Mechanic in Training (MIT), and
  • registered by a BC-licensed Elevating Devices Contractor.

There are four classes of Elevating Devices Mechanic Certification (EDMC) in BC: Class A, C, H and MR. There are three application pathways open to each class of Elevating Devices Mechanic, with the exception of Class MR. They are: Mechanic-in-Training (MIT), Out of Province and Out of Country. Details for each pathway are provided in the applicable Class page. 

Need a quick guide to the certification and renewal process for all classes? See our Information Bulletin on this topic.

Class                     Description
Class AThe EDMC (Class A) refers to an elevating device mechanic who installs, constructs, alters, repairs, maintains, commissions, tests, services, calibrates and operates related elevating devices as defined in the latest edition of the British Columbia Elevating Devices Safety Act and Regulation. Learn more about applying for and renewing your Class A certification.
Class CThe EDMC (Class C) refers to an elevating device mechanic who is restricted to installing, altering, repairing or maintaining those types of personnel hoists that are identified on the certified elevating device mechanic's Skills Passport. Learn more about applying for and renewing your Class C certification.
Class HThe EDMC (Class H) refers to an elevating device mechanic who is restricted to installing, altering, repairing or maintaining those types of elevating devices that are designed for individuals with physical disabilities and identified on the certified elevating device mechanic's Skills Passport. Learn more about applying for and renewing your Class H certification.
Class MRThe EDMC (Class MR) refers to an elevating device mechanic who is restricted to doing those types of repairs or maintenance of elevating devices that are identified on the certified elevating device mechanic's certificate, while employed by a licensed elevating device contractor who holds a Class MR licence that authorizes the same types of repairs or maintenance. Learn more about applying for and renewing your Class MR certification.

Personnel Hoist / Construction Elevator Operator Certificates

A Certificate of Qualification is required to operate a personnel hoist or a construction elevator. Learn more.