Elevator mechanic licenses are renewed every 2 years on your birthdate. For example, your license expires in an even-numbered year if your birthdate is in an even-numbered year. You must renew before your current license expires to avoid late fees.

Renew

Renew online

You can begin your renewal for your elevator mechanic license online. To renew, you will need:

  • Current license number.
  • Required renewal fee, payable by credit/debit card or electronic check.
    • $140.90 license fee.
    • $282.20 for late renewals received within 90 days after the expiration date.

After submitting for your renewal online and paying your renewal fee, you will also need to send the following documents to complete your renewal:

  • A completed Renewal of Elevator Mechanic License form (F621-080-000).
  • A signed certificate of completion for your required 8 hours of continuing education courses.
    • Continuing education must be taken within the year before the expiration date on your license (e.g., if your license expires May 3, 2021, your continuing education courses must be completed between May 3, 2020 and May 3, 2021.)
    • Continuing education classes must be approved by the Elevator Program.

Note: If your renewal application is not received within 90 days of expiration, you cannot renew your license. You will have to reapply as an elevator mechanic, and retake and pass the examination.

Renew by mail or in person

General and specialty elevator mechanic’s licenses (Categories 1-8)

To renew your license:

  • Complete the Renewal of Elevator Mechanic License form (F621-080-000).
  • Submit a signed certificate of completion showing your required 8 hours of continuing education courses.
    • Continuing education must be taken within 12 months before your license's expiration date.
    • Continuing education classes must be approved by the Elevator Program
  • Pay the required renewal fees:
    • $140.90 for on-time renewals received by the expiration date.
    • $282.20 for late renewals received within 90 days after the expiration date.

You cannot renew your license if we do not receive your application within 90 days after expiration. You will have to reapply as an elevator mechanic, and retake and pass the exam.

What L&I will do

If your application is approved, your license will be mailed to you. If your application is denied, we will send you a letter with the reason(s) for denial.

We will contact you if we need further information or documentation to process your renewal.

Continuing Education

All elevator mechanics licensed in Categories 1-8 must complete 8 hours of continuing education to renew their license. Qualifying continuing education courses must be completed within the year before the license renewal. Courses on the approved continuing education list meet the requirement.

Course providers

Apply

If you would like to offer a continuing education course, complete the following 2 applications and mail them to us or visit your local L&I office.

  • Application for instructors (F621-078-000).
  • Application for the course (F621-077-000).
    • The application fee is $140.90 - Note: This fee is for the provider. There is no fee to submit for either the instructor or the course.
      • If applying by mail, include a check or money order payable to Department of Labor & Industries.
    • If applying in person, we accept credit/debit cards, cash, check, or money order.

Renew your continuing education course

Approved continuing education courses must be renewed every 2 years. To renew your continuing education course, complete the 2 applications and mail them to us or visit your local L&I office.

  • Application for instructors (F621-078-000).
  • Application for the course (F621-077-000).
    • The renewal fee is $140.90 - Note: This fee is for the provider. There is no fee to submit for either the instructor or the course.  
      • If applying by mail, include a check or money order payable to Department of Labor & Industries.
      • If applying in person, we accept credit/debit cards, cash, check, or money order.

What L&I will do

After reviewing your application, we will notify you once your application is approved, and add or update your course on the current approved education course list. We will contact you if we need further information or documentation to process your renewal.

If your application is denied, we will send you a letter with the reason(s) for denial.

Temporary Licenses

Temporary elevator mechanic's license (Category 9)

You must renew your temporary license before it expires. You must reapply if your license has expired. As of July 28, 2019, the Temporary Elevator Mechanic's license (Category 9) is valid for 1 year.

To renew your temporary license, you must:

By mail

Send completed application and documentation listed above, along with a check or money order to:

Department of Labor & Industries
Elevator Program
PO Box 44480
Olympia, WA 98504-4480

In person

Visit your local L&I office with your completed application and documentation listed above. You can pay with cash, credit/debit card, check, or money order.

What L&I will do

If your application is approved, we will mail your license to you. If your application is denied, we will send you a letter with the reason(s) for denial.

We will contact you if we need further information or documentation to process your renewal.

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