Obtain a: Private Elevator Inspection Agency Director or Co-Director License


STEP 1: EXAM  GUIDELINES

To obtain a Private Elevator Inspection Agency Director or Co-Director registration, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years old
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Be fit to perform the work authorized by the particular license
  • Have good moral character so as not to adversely impact your fitness to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Private Elevator Inspection Agency Director or Co-Director
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of satisfactory experience within the fifteen (15) years immediately preceding the exam application date supervising the assembly, installation, maintenance, repair, design or inspection of elevators 
        OR
  • If you are a New York State-licensed professional (Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (RA)), you must have a minimum of five (5) years of satisfactory experience within the seven (7) years immediately preceding the exam application date either supervising the assembly, installation, maintenance, repair, design, or inspection of elevators

NOTE: Please see Chapter 28 of the NYC Administrative Code Section 28-421 for the full requirements for licensure, except as modified by Section 101-07(c)(4) of Title 1 of the Official Compilation of the Rules of the City of New York


STEP 2: APPLYING FOR YOUR LICENSE

You must pass a written exam LIC41, in order to become a Private Elevator Inspection Agency Director. To do this you must complete the exam application, check the box that indicates you are an Agency Director candidate and submit the application with the $525.00 fee, payable by money order only, to:

NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit - Attn. Exams
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007


STEP 3: SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM

After submitting your exam application, you must next schedule your exam.

  • If your application is accepted, you will receive an email from the exam administrator in one (1) to two (2) weeks with instructions on how to schedule your exam. Exams are given at several different locations in the State.
  • The exam consists of multiple-choice questions that assess your knowledge of the installation, operation and repair of new, existing and relocated dumbwaiters, elevators, escalators, moving walkways, wheelchair and stair chair lifts, and special hoisting and conveying equipment. You will be allowed to use approved reference materials during the exam.
  • To pass the exam you must score at least a seventy (70) percent. You will be notified of your score immediately upon finishing the exam.

STEP 4: BACKGROUND  INVESTIGATION

In order to become an Agency Director, you must also pass a background investigation by submitting the below documents in-person and by appointment only to the Department at:

NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007

  • LIC1 Application form (Directors only)
  • LIC2 Application form (Co-Directors)
  • LIC34 Supplemental form, if applicable, if applicable
  • LIC51 application
    NOTE: Applicants may fill out the LIC51 Voluntary Authorization for Service of Process by email even if they reside within the City of New York and would like to to receive Notices of Violation (NOV)/Summonses via email.
  • Examination Score Report Form
  • Experience Verification Forms from all supervisors for the years you are claiming as experience;
    NOTE:
    Experience Verification Forms from company Human Resources will not be accepted.
  • Social Security History of Earnings for the years you are claiming as experience - this is NOT the Social Security Statement.
    NOTE:
    There is a fee charged by the Social Security Administration for this service. You must request the report to be run by ‘company name’. You may request the information by mail or in-person (ordinarily you can receive this instantly in-person).Visit http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-7050.html for more information
  • Current Photo ID (Driver’s license, State ID, permit, green card or passport)
  • LIC62 Physical Exam Form must be completed within 90 days prior to application date
  • Original Social Security Card
  • Proof of residence (utility bill, bank statement, lease or deed)
    NOTE:
    Cell phone bills will not be accepted; bank statements must be either mailed to you or stamped by a local branch if printed out online.
  • Latest pay stub or W-2, if needed for qualifying experience
  • $500.00 Background Investigation Fee – for questions pertaining to your background investigation or to find out the status, please send inquiries to lbackgrounds@buildings.nyc.gov.
  • You must make an appointment to apply for a license by calling the Department's Licensing & Exams Unit at (212) 393-2259. All documents submitted must be originals; copies will not be accepted. Candidates without appointments will not be seen.

STEP 5: OBTAINING YOUR LICENSE CARD

Once you have you have passed the written exam and background investigation, you need to apply for your Agency Director license.
  • If you pass the written exam and the background investigation, you will be notified in writing by the Department’s Licensing and Exams Unit that you are eligible to apply for an Agency Director license.
  • If this is a new elevator company you will be required to submit the following business documentation:

    INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
    All license holders must submit insurance certificates for general liability, worker’s compensation and disability. Please read our ‘Insurance Guidelines’ section for more information.

    FOR CORPORATIONS
    - Copy of Certificate of Incorporation, certified by New York State Department of State
    - Copy of Filing Receipt or Certificate of Good Standing
    - Copy of by-laws or Articles of Agreement (if none, an affidavit on corporation stationery stating such)
    - Copy of minutes stating the elected officers, including time, date and location of meeting

    FOR LIMITED LIABILITY COROPRATIONS (LLC)
    - Copy of Filing Receipt or Certificate of Good Standing
    - Copy of Articles of Organization
    - Copy of Operating Agreement (if none, an affidavit on corporation stationery stating such)
    - Copy of minutes stating the elected members
    - Licensee must be an elected member of the LLC

    You will have one (1) year from the date of the letter to begin submitting the required documents for your license. If you do not complete the process within one (1) year of the date on the letter, you will be required to retake the exam.

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