An elevator contractor fabricates, erects, installs and repairs elevators, including sheave beams, motors, sheaves, cable and wire rope, guides, cab, counterweights, doors (including sidewalk elevator doors), automatic and manual controls, signal systems, and all other devices and equipment associated with the safe and efficient installation and operation of electrical, hydraulic and manually operated elevators.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Elevator (C-11) Examination is divided into six major sections. These sections are:
1. Administration and Management (21%)
Contracts and estimates
Notifications, certifications, and approvals
Inspections and testing
Safety programs, logs and documentation
2. Equipment Identification and Application (10%)
Private Residence elevators
3. New Construction Installation (13%)
Commercial traction elevators
Escalators and moving walks
Dumbwaiters and lifts
4. Equipment Modernization (14%)
Evaluate and design
5. Equipment Service and Repair (18%)
Service inspections and evaluations
6. Mandated Acceptance and Periodic Equipment Tests (24%)
Determine test types and applications
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. What is the MAXIMUM speed allowed for an elevator with spring buffer?
2. What is the MAXIMUM horizontal clearance on the rear of an existing elevator car top without guardrails?
3. What is the rule of wire color for determining the neutral side of any 120 VAC circuit?
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*