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Elevator Mechanic

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Exam Type


Exam Content - Two Parts

Subject Areas # of
Standards of Practice 3
Standards of Conduct 2
Renewal and Reinstatement 2
Definitions 1
Qualification for Licensure 1
Revocation of Licensure 1
Wire Rope 2
Clearance and Space Limits 8
Electrical 9
Testing 3
Engineering and Inspection 6
Safety Devices 10
Controls 3
Operating Limitations 2
Drive Mechanisms 4
Fire Service 3
Maintenance and Repairs 5
Escalators and Dumbwaiters 2
Emergency Power 2
Accessibility Equipment 8
Elevator Renovation 3
Conveyors 6
Welding 4

Total number of test questions: 90
Time allowed (minutes): 210


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2011, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. ASME A17.1 - Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2010, ASME. Buy from Publisher
3. ASME A17.3 - Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, 2011, ASME. Buy from Publisher
4. ASME A17.5 - Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment, 2011, ASME. Buy from Publisher
5. ICC A117.1 - Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, ANSI. Buy from Publisher
6. ASME A18.1 - Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, 2011, ASME. Buy from Publisher
7. ASME B20.1: Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment, 2012, ASME. Buy from Publisher
8. Modern Welding, 11th Edition, 2013, A.D. Althouse, C.H. Turnquist, W.A. Bowditch, K.E. Bowditch. Buy at Amazon


Additional Recommended Codes

1. Virginia Individual License and Certification Regulations, 18 VAC 50-30, Virginia Board of Contractors. Doc Link
2. Virginia Code, Professions and Occupations - Contractors, Title 54, Chapter 11. Doc Link
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