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C-11 Elevator
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C11 – Elevator Contractor

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%)

  • Commercial elevators
  • Private Residence elevators
  • Escalators
  • Moving walks
  • Dumbwaiters
  • Lifts

3. New Construction Installation (13%)

  • Commercial traction elevators
  • Private-residence elevators
  • Escalators and moving walks
  • Dumbwaiters and lifts

4. Equipment Modernization (14%)

  • Evaluate and design
  • Perform modernization

5. Equipment Service and Repair (18%)

  • Service inspections and evaluations
  • Safety implementations
  • Maintain equipment

6. Mandated Acceptance and Periodic Equipment Tests (24%)

  • Determine test types and applications
  • Perform tests

*Percentages are approximate*

Test Site Policy
This is a closed-book examination. No reference materials may be used during the examination. All materials brought to the examination site must be left in an unmonitored area at your own risk.

Test Strategy
This is a multiple-choice examination with four choices per question. Some questions require mathematical computation. Examination questions are written to provide only one BEST answer and are NOT written as trick questions.

All correct answers have equal value and there are no score reductions for wrong answers. Therefore, all examination questions should be answered.

Ample time is provided to answer all examination questions, so be sure to read each question and its four choices completely and carefully before selecting the BEST possible answer to the question.

Sample Questions

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?

  1. 100 FPM
  2. 150 FPM
  3. 200 FPM
  4. 300 FPM

2. What is the MAXIMUM horizontal clearance on the rear of an existing elevator car top without guardrails?

  1. 18”
  2. 24”
  3. 36”
  4. 48”

3. What is the rule of wire color for determining the neutral side of any 120 VAC circuit?

  1. red
  2. white
  3. black
  4. orange

*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*

Elevator Safety Orders.
California Code of Regulations, Title 8,
Industrial Relations, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6.
Barclays Law Publishers,
P.O. Box 95767,
Chicago, IL 60694.
(800) 888-3600.
FAX: (415) 732-8861
Building News, Inc.
1612 S. Clementine Street,
Anaheim, CA 92802.
(800) 873-6397
FAX: (714) 535-8078

California Elevator Safety Regulations.
California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 7.
Barclays Law Publishers,
P.O. Box 95767,
Chicago, IL 60694.
(800) 888-3600.
FAX: (415) 732-8861
Building News, Inc.
1612 S. Clementine Street,
Anaheim, CA 92802.
(800) 873-6397
FAX: (714) 535-8078

Safety Code for Elevator and Escalators.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME A17.1).
345 East 47th Street,
New York, NY 10017.
(800) 843-2763
FAX: (973) 882-1717

*Publisher information is current as of 03/03*

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