Virginia Elevator Mechanic Contractor License

The Elevator Mechanic Contractor License in accordance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code allows you to do the following work:

  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Related conveyances

Class A applicants are required to take and pass the General, Virginia, and Advanced parts. Class B applicants must complete the General and Virginia parts of the examination. For Class C licenses, applicants are only required to pass the trade exam.

How to Get the Elevator Mechanic Contractor’s License in Virginia?

  1. Have a business
  2. Choose the desired classification:
    • Class A: No monetary limitations
    • Class B: Limited to contracts/projects of less than $120,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in a twelve-month period remaining below $750,000
    • Class C: Limited to contracts/projects of less than $10,000, with the total amount of all contracts/projects performed in a twelve month period remaining below $150,000
  3. Meet the classification requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be a full-time employee or manager of a business
    • Complete a basic business course approved by the board
    • Be approved for the examination or have been exempt from the exam required by § 54.1-1106 of the Code of Virginia
    • A Class A license requires a minimum of five years of experience, Class B requires a minimum of three years, and Class C requires two years in the chosen classification or specialty
    • Provide the following information about the firm: the members of the responsible management, the designated employee, and the qualified individual for the firm:
      • Send financial information. Aside from any property owned as tenants by the entity, the firm shall state a net worth or equity of $45,000 for Class A and for Class B, any property with a net worth or equity of $15,000 or more
      • Submit information on outstanding tax obligations, past debt, defaults on bonds pending, or past bankruptcies for the past five years
      • Report any monetary penalties, suspensions, fines, revocations, or surrender of a license in connection with disciplinary action
      • Inform all non-marijuana misdemeanor convictions within three years of the date of application
      • Inform of all felony convictions ever occurred in life
  4. Complete a pre-licensure education course from one of the DPOR-approved providers. For more information on the pre-approval process, contact the Virginia Board of Contractors:
    • By phone: 804-367-8511
    • By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  5. Fill out and submit a completed application, as well as an experience verification form and send them to the DPOR with the corresponding fee
  6. Expect a response from the department, which can take up to 30 days
  7. Be pre-approved and register for the PSI© exam by mail or online
    • If applying by phone, contact 855-340-3910
    • If applying by mail, send the application along with the required fee to 3210 East Tropicana Las Vegas NV-89121
    • If applying by fax, send the registration form to this number: (702) 932-2666, along with a credit card number and expiration date
  8. Take and pass the trade examination
  9. If approved, a contractor license will be issued by the DPOR and sent via mail to the address listed on the application

Note that to acquire this license, pre-approval is required, and the examination must be passed.

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Virginia Elevator Mechanic Contractor License Exam

Below is all the information related to the trade exam, including the official reference list.

Virginia Elevator Mechanic Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 90
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 210 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 63 Questions
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • 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)
  • PSI© Elevator Mechanic Official Content Outline

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