Licensing Elevator Mechanics

Certification requirements for Category 9

Temporary Licensed Elevator Mechanic (Category 9)

What you need to know

    • You must be an employee of a licensed elevator contractor. The contractor must furnish acceptable proof of your competency regarding the mechanical and electrical operation, construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, inspection, relocation, and repair of conveyances as the Department of Labor & Industries may require.
    • The license is issued for particular elevators or geographical areas as designated on the application, and otherwise entitles the licensee to the rights and privileges of an elevator mechanic license issued under RCW 70.87.
    • The license is valid for a period of thirty days from the date of issuance.

What you have to do

  1. Make sure that you don't have any outstanding, unpaid infractions with L&I or unpaid state-ordered child support payments.
  2. Print the license application and fill it out.
    Download and print the application now.
  3. Gather the supporting documentation to verify your experience and education.
    You will need to attach this information when you submit your application. Detailed information about how to do this is included with the application form.
  4. Pay the $27.20 application fee and submit your application and documentation. (See Licensing Fees page.)
    There are three ways you can do this:
    • Pay online via L&I’s Get or Renew a License (QuickCards) system.
      Then mail your completed application and experience/education documentation to L&I's elevator program at the address indicated on the application form.
      — OR —
    • Mail your application fee (check or money order), your application and your experience/education documentation to L&I's elevator program at the address indicated on the application form.
      — OR —
    • Go to one of L&I's 20 service locations where you can pay your application fee (check, money order or credit card) and submit your application and experience/education documentation.

What L&I will do

Once your application is received, L&I staff will contact you by mail to request additional documentation of your qualifying experience or education, if needed.

Once L&I has your completed application and supporting documentation, the agency will:

    • Send you a receipt verifying your status as a Temporary Licensed Elevator Mechanic.
      — OR —
    • Deny your application.

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