(225 ILCS 312/45)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Qualifications for elevator mechanic's license; emergency and temporary licensure; limited elevator mechanic's license.
(a) No license shall be granted to any person who has not paid the required
(b) No license shall be granted to any person who has not proven his or her
qualifications and abilities.
(c) Applicants for an elevator mechanic's license
demonstrate one of the
(1) an acceptable combination of documented
experience and education credits consisting of: (A) not less than 3 years work experience in the elevator industry, in construction, maintenance, or service and repair, as verified by current and previous employers licensed to do business in this State or in another state if the Board deems that out-of-State experience equivalent; and (B) satisfactory completion of a written examination administered by the Elevator Safety Review Board or its designated provider on the adopted rules and referenced codes;
(2) acceptable proof that he or she has worked as an
elevator constructor, maintenance, or repair person; acceptable proof shall consist of documentation that he or she worked without direct and immediate supervision for an elevator contractor who has worked on elevators in this State for a period of not less than 3 years immediately preceding the effective date of the final rules adopted by the Board under Section 35 of this Act that implement this Act; the person must make application by December 31, 2007; however, all licenses issued under the provisions of this item (2) between May 1, 2006 and the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly are deemed valid;
(3) a certificate of successful completion of the
mechanic examination of a nationally recognized training program for the elevator industry, such as the National Elevator Industry Educational Program or its equivalent;
(4) a certificate of completion of an elevator
mechanic apprenticeship program with standards substantially equal to those of this Act and registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, or a State apprenticeship council; or
(5) a valid license from a state having standards
substantially equal to those of this State.
(d) Whenever an emergency exists in the State due to a
disaster, act of God, or
work stoppage and the number of persons in the State holding licenses granted
Board is insufficient to cope with the emergency, the licensed elevator
respond as necessary to ensure the safety of the public. Any person certified
by a licensed
elevator contractor to have an acceptable combination of documented experience
education to perform elevator work without direct and immediate supervision
an emergency elevator mechanic's license from the Administrator
within 5 business days after commencing work requiring a license. The
shall issue emergency elevator mechanic's licenses. The applicant shall furnish
competency as the Administrator may require. Each license shall recite that it
is valid for a
period of 60 days from the date thereof and for such particular elevators
geographical areas as the Administrator may designate and otherwise shall
licensee to the rights and privileges of an elevator mechanic's license issued
Act. The Administrator shall renew an emergency elevator mechanic's license
existence of an emergency. No fee may be charged for any emergency elevator
mechanic's license or renewal thereof.
(e) A licensed elevator contractor shall notify the Administrator when there
licensed personnel available to perform elevator work. The licensed elevator
may request that the Administrator issue temporary elevator mechanic's licenses
persons certified by the licensed elevator contractor to have an acceptable
documented experience and education to perform elevator work without direct and
immediate supervision. Any person certified by a licensed elevator contractor
to have an
acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform
work without direct and immediate supervision shall immediately seek a
elevator mechanic's license from the Administrator and shall pay such fee as
shall determine. The applicant for temporary licensure shall furnish proof of competency as the Administrator may require.
Each license shall recite that it is valid for a period of
30 days from
the date of issuance and while employed by the licensed elevator contractor
the individual as qualified. It shall be renewable as long as the shortage of
license holders continues.
(f) An applicant for a limited elevator mechanic's license
must demonstrate that he or she meets the qualifications of
(g) The Administrator may issue temporary limited authority to an individual that the Administrator deems
qualified to work on a specific type of conveyance. The applicant shall furnish any proof of competency that the Administrator may require and must obtain a permanent license within one year.
(Source: P.A. 95-573, eff. 8-31-07; 96-54, eff. 7-23-09