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WVC 21 - 3 C- 10 A §21-3C-10a. License requirements for elevator mechanics, accessibility technicians, limited technicians; contractors license requirements; supervision of elevator apprentices requirements.

     (a) A person may not engage or offer to engage in the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing or maintaining elevators or related conveyances covered by this article in this state, unless he or she has a license issued by the commissioner in accordance with this article.

     (b) A person licensed under this article shall:

     (1) Have in his or her possession a copy of the license issued pursuant to this article on any job on which he or she is performing elevator mechanic work; and

     (2) Be, or be employed by, a contractor licensed pursuant to the provisions of article eleven, chapter twenty-one of this code unless the work is performed by a historic resort hotel's regular employees, for which the employees are paid regular wages and not a contract price, on property owned or leased by the historic resort hotel which is not intended for speculative sale or lease;

     (c) Elevator mechanic license. --

     (1) To obtain an elevator mechanic's license, a person shall:

     (A) Successfully complete educational programs that are registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the United States Department of Labor, including all required examinations and work experience: Provided, That if an applicant successfully completes such educational program prior to being registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the United States Department of Labor, the division may grant a license to the applicant after he or she demonstrates to the commissioner that he or she has successfully completed all the test and work experience requirements; or

     (B) (i) Provide to the commissioner an acceptable combination of documented experience and educational credits of not less than four years of recent and active experience in the elevator industry in construction, maintenance, or service/repair or any combination thereof, as verified by current and previous employers listed to do business in this state, on a sworn affidavit; and

     (ii) Obtain a score of 70% or better on a written competency examination approved or provided by the division.

     (2) A licensed elevator mechanic may work on all elevators covered by this article.

     (d) Accessibility technician license. --

     (1) To obtain an accessibility technician's license a person shall:

     (A) Provide to the commissioner a certificate of completion of an accessibility training program for the elevator industry such as the Certified Accessibility Training (CAT) program by the National Association of Elevator Contractors, or an equivalent nationally recognized training program; or

     (B) (i) Have at least eighteen months experience in the construction, maintenance, service and repair, or any combination thereof, as verified by current and previous employers, licensed to do business in this state, on a sworn affidavit, of accessibility lifts;

     (ii) Have at least one year of documented vocational training and/or an associate degree in a related field; and

     (iii) Obtain a score of 70% or better on a written competency examination approved or provided by the commissioner.

     (2) A person holding an accessibility technician license may only perform work on accessibility equipment.

     (3) A person holding an accessibility technician license may obtain a limited use/limited application (LULA) elevator endorsement. To obtain the LULA elevator endorsement, such person shall:

     (A) (i) Hold a current accessibility technician license;

     (ii) Provide the commissioner with a certificate of LULA manufacturer's training; and

     (iii) Provide at least one year of documented work experience to the commissioner, on a sworn affidavit, in the construction, maintenance, service and repair of LULA elevators and comparable equipment, which was completed under the supervision of a licensed accessibility technician; or

     (B) As of July 1, 2012, have at least eighteen months of accessibility technician's experience in construction, maintenance, service and repair, or any combination thereof, as verified by current and previous employers, licensed to do business in this state, on a sworn affidavit: Provided, That an additional one year of documented work as an accessibility technician with certification of manufacturer's factory training, is required before a LULA endorsement may be obtained.

     (4) Any person carrying an accessibility license as of July 1, 2012, shall receive the required endorsement to continue to work on this type of equipment, and will be qualified to supervise future applicants as described in this section.

     (e) Limited technician license. --

     (1) To obtain a limited technician's license an applicant shall:

     (A) Complete a certified apprenticeship program, registered by the United States Department of Labor established at a historic resort hotel, qualifying for a limited technician license; or

     (B) Provide an acceptable combination of documented experience, and educational credits of not less than three years of recent and active experience in the elevator industry, in maintenance, or service/repair or any combination thereof, as verified by current and previous employers authorized to do business in this state, on a sworn affidavit; and obtain a score of 70% or better on a written competency examination approved or provided by the division.

     (2) A person holding a limited technician license may only perform work at a historic resort hotel: Provided; That for purposes of this section, "historic resort hotel" has the same meaning ascribed to it in section two, article twenty-five, chapter twenty-nine of this code.

     (f) Elevator apprentice. --

     (1) An elevator apprentice who is enrolled in an apprenticeship program approved by the commissioner, and who is in good standing in the program, may work under the supervision of a licensed elevator mechanic, as follows:

     (A) An apprentice who has not successfully completed the equivalent of at least one year of the program may work only under the direct supervision of a licensed elevator mechanic who is present on the premises and available to the apprentice at all times.

     (B) An apprentice who has successfully completed the equivalent of at least one year of the program may:

     (i) Work under the direct supervision of a licensed elevator mechanic as set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection; and

     (ii) Perform the tasks set forth in this paragraph, only if delegated by and performed under the general supervision of a licensed elevator mechanic, who must, at a minimum, meet the apprentice on the job at the beginning of each day to delegate the specific tasks, and who remains responsible for the delegated tasks:

     (I) Oiling, cleaning, greasing and painting;

     (II) Replacing of combplate teeth;

     (III) Relamping and fixture maintenance;

     (iv) Inspection, cleaning and lubricating of hoistway doors, car tops, bottoms and pits; and

     (IV) Observing operation of equipment. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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