Elevator and Tramway Safety Program - Frequently Asked Questions - Elevator and/or Mechanics

How do I qualify to be licensed as an elevator and/or lift inspector?

You must have at least 2 years' experience in the service, repair, alteration or installation of lifts while employed by an elevator company.

Do I need to pass a test?


How do I apply for an exam?

How do I schedule my exam?

You must submit your exam application no later than the last day of the month prior to examination.

How often is the test given?

The Department has contracted with PROV, Inc to administer its examinations.  Examinations are available via remote access and at any of PROV's testing facilities nationwide.  Within Maine, PROV has five testing centers where candidates can take their examinations.

Is my application confidential?

No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Program is posted on our website.