New Resource - In 2014, BCSA will begin to distribute the Skills Passports to registered Mechanics-in-Training, Elevating Mechanics who have Grandparented and Elevating Mechanics who have passed their certification exam. To learn more about your Skills Passport, see the “About your Skills Passport” document on the Skills Passport web page.
Application deadline for Class A, C & H Challenge and Granted Pathways is December 31, 2013. All applications must be received by the deadline. If your application is missing essential documents, please submit your application by the deadline with an attached letter specifying the documents that are missing and when you anticipate being able to submit them to BCSA.
Applications open on January 1, 2014 for Class MR Grandparenting mechanics, Class MR Granted mechanics and Class A, C and H Mechanics-in-Training.
The Elevating Devices Certification Program was launched on July 1, 2013. The program has been developed in collaboration with the elevating devices industry. The goal of this program is to establish consistent certification standards in order to improve safety throughout the industry.
BCSA will be transitioning the BC elevating industry into the program over a 1 year period: July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
|July 1, 2013||Applications for Grandparenting, Challenge and Granted Pathways - Open|
|October 1, 2013||Applications closed for the Grandparenting Pathway|
|December 31, 2013||Applications closed for the Challenge and Granted Pathways|
|January 1, 2014||Mechanic-in-Training applications open & exams begin|
|June 30, 2014||Transition Period ends|
View the EDMC update Power Point Presentation from the May 2nd, 2013 Contractor Meeting that includes the transition period timeline.
As of July 1, 2014, all individuals working as mechanics in the elevating industry must be certified mechanics or registered as Mechanics-in-Training.
Individuals may apply to be certified as an Elevating Mechanic or Mechanic-in-Training in the following classes:
Application pathways vary according to the Class but may include one or more of the following:
- Granted, or
Click on the Class links above for more information on the pathways available and the associated requirements.