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State of Indiana Elevator Certificate of Competency Exam

Publication Date: 42620


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The State of Indiana Elevator Competency Exam is taken online. Applicants must follow the testing site requirements to successfully complete the exam. In addition, in order to complete the application process, applicants must have successfully passed this examination, provide proof of the required verifiable work experience, and must meet the eligibility requirements necessary for a credential to be issued by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

This exam is proctored. Once you purchase, you will be notified when and where you can take the exam in the presence of a proctor approved by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Please reference this website for more information.

The State of Indiana Elevator Competency Exam will test your general knowledge of elevator installation and maintenance as well as your core knowledge on the ASME A17.1 2007 Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks, Elevator Maintenance Manual, 3rd Edition by Zack McCain, 2020 Field Employees Safety Handbook, 2014 Installation Manual published by Elevator World Inc. All of the books except for the A17.1 2007 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators are available from this website,

Core Knowledge/Study Materials:

Elevator Maintenance Manual, 3rd Edition by Zack McCain

An in-depth guide, designed for the service technician, covering elevator maintenance programs and practices as related to electric and hydraulic elevators. Also covers escalators and moving walks. This publication is a comprehensive how-to guide that can be used for training classes or home study. In addition to technical material, the manual presents topics such as: Public Relations, Maintenance Safety, Maintenance Control and Trouble Shooting. References to acceptance and periodic tests of elevators have been updated to A17.1 2016 edition requirements. Pages 258 - Cost $75.00

2020 Field Employees Safety Handbook

The most up-to-date safety procedures for protection of field employees on every construction or maintenance job. The Elevator Industry Field Employees' Safety Handbook is edited by the NEII Safety Committee. Cost - $13.00

2014 Installation Manual

Devoted to the actual process of installing elevators, both hydraulic and traction, as well as escalators. This book is brimming with photos of actual field installation procedures and a multitude of diagrams. Although published for quite some time, the information continues to be timely and valuable. The manual includes a brief history of elevators, lessons in layout drawings and reading, and describes the installation process for a traction elevator from the pit through the hoistway and into the overhead machine room. Step-by-step descriptions are included for hydraulic elevators and escalators. Pages 505 - Cost $65.00

The A17.1 2007 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

Covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the following equipment, its associated parts, and its hoistways, where located in or adjacent to a building or structure (except as modified by 1.2): (a) hoisting and lowering mechanisms, equipped with a car or platform, which move between two or more landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to elevators (see 1.3). (b) power-driven stairways and walkways for carrying persons between landings. This equipment includes, but is not limited to escalators and moving walks (see 1.3). (c) hoisting and lowering mechanisms equipped with a car that serves two or more landings and is restricted to the carrying of material by its limited size or limited access to the car. This equipment includes, but is not limited to dumbwaiters and material lifts (see 1.3). Please visit for availability.

Once you have purchased the exam you will be presented with instructions for taking the exam. You will have four (4) hours to complete the exam. The exam contains 160 multiple choice questions randomly selected from a database of over 750 questions consisting of questions from the following topics:

      • Maintenance
      • Codes
      • Installation
      • Safety

      You must score 70% in order to pass the exam. When you finish, you will immediately know if you passed or failed. You will only have 3 months before it expires and you will have to repurchase at full price. If you are unsuccessful and do not pass the exam, you will be eligible to retake the exam. However, you must purchase this re-take at 50% of the initial cost ($74.50) and the questions will most likely not be the same or in the same order.

      For information regarding state requirements and approval:

      Elevator/Amusements Ride Safety Section

      Division of Fire and Building Safety

      Indiana Department of Homeland Security


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