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Elevator Mechanic Examination

The examination is 3 hours long. It consists of 58 questions and each question is worth 1 point. The required passing grade is 60%. The materials supplied for your use during the examination are: a pencil, a paper sheet, a calculator, a ruler and an eraser. No other material or reference document is allowed during the examination.

Skill Content on Which Questions May Be Based

Section 1 - Installation (35%)

  • Cable and hydraulic elevators and hoists
  • Lifting devices for handicapped persons
  • Application of standards and regulations (code B-44)
  • Installation in the shaft and machine room
  • Installation of the car and doors

Section 2 - Maintenance and Repairs (50%)

  • Cable and hydraulic elevators and hoists
  • Lifting devices for handicapped persons
  • Application of standards and regulations (code B-44)
  • Verification procedures in the mechanical room, shaft pit and car
  • Diagnosis of operating problems
  • Adjustments and repairs
  • Technical tests
  • Emergency response

Section 3 - Escalators and Rolling Sidewalks (15%)

  • Application of standards and regulations (codes B355 and B613)
  • Installation of components
  • Maintenance and verifications
  • Diagnosis of operating problems
  • Adjustments and repairs
  • Technical tests
  • Emergency response

Samples of questions for provincial qualification examination

Suggested documentation

The suggested documents are an important tool to help you prepare for the examination. However, your best asset to write the exam successfully are the quality and diversity of the skills you have acquired during your apprenticeship.

  • CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (CSA).
    • Lifts for Persons with physical disabilities, 5th ed., Mississauga, CSA, 2009, 72 p.
      (Standard B355-09).
    • Private Residence Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Mississauga, CSA, 2000, 31 p. (Standard B613-00).
    • Québec Construction Code, Chapter V – Electricity Canadian Electrical code, Part 1 (Twenty-first Edition) with Québec Amendments, Mississauga, CSA, 2010, 652 p. (Standard C22.10-10).
    • Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (Bi-National standard, with ASME A17.1), 1st ed., Mississauga, CSA, 2007, 534 p. (Standard B44-07).
      Phone: 514 428-2418 or 1 800 463-6727
      Fax: 514 694-5001
      www.shop.csa.ca
  • ASSOCIATION PARITAIRE POUR LA SANTÉ ET LA SÉCURITÉ DU TRAVAIL SECTEUR CONSTRUCTION
    www.asp-construction.org