Elevator Examination, Licensing/Registration & Application Information

Effective June 1, 2016, examinations are now conducted by PSI. Approved applicants will be contacted by PSI to schedule their examination at one (1) of five (5) PSI testing centers throughout the state and are available to test six (6) days a week. Applicants will be able to choose their testing center and day of examination. All examination fees will be required to be paid to PSI at the time an examination is scheduled. Therefore, as of June 1, 2016, examination fees should no longer be submitted to the State of Michigan/Bureau of Construction Codes.

Further information regarding scheduling or questions can be directed to PSI at https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/displayagencylicenses.jsp?catalogID=337.


Elevator Journeyperson's License

  • Three years of continuous employment as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, or as an elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. (Up to one year of credit may be provided for a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from a recognized college or university.) **Attach detailed resume outlining specific detailed work experience.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Application for Elevator Examinations


Elevator Contractor's License

  • Five years experience as an elevator constructor or journeyperson, or equivalent.
  • Must take and pass the examination.
  • Provide a detailed resume outlining specific detailed work experience.
  • A sworn affidavit must be provided with your application.

Application for Elevator Examinations


Elevator Certificate of Competency (C of C)

General elevator inspector

  • Three years of experience in elevator construction.
  • Provide one or more written references certifying your experience in the elevator industry.
  • Pass the written and oral examination.

Special elevator inspector

  • Three years of experience in designing, installing, maintaining, or inspecting elevators.
  • Provide one or more written references certifying your experience in the elevator industry.
  • Pass the written and oral examination.

Application for Elevator Examinations

Questions regarding licensing requirements should be directed to the Bureau’s Licensing Division at 517-241-9316.