Obtain an: Elevator Agency Technician or Restricted Technician License

All new license applications are required to be submitted online at www.nyc.gov/dobnow. Watch the Applying for a New York City Elevator Agency License Webinar or see the New License Application User Guide for step-by-step directions. Read the related Service Notice for more information.

NOTE: The Licensing & Exams Unit will not be accepting any walk-in transactions, or paper applications for this process.

STEP 1: Applying for the Card

To obtain an Elevator Agency Technician or Restricted Technician license, 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

STEP 2: Submitting Required Documents

To become an Elevator Agency Technician or Restricted Technician, you must submit the documents listed below as scanned PDFs via the DOB NOW Portal. Applicants that do not currently have an eFiling account will need to create an account by completing the registration form.

Please see the New License Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.

STEP 3: Obtaining Your License Card

Once all documentation has been submitted and approved, you will be able to schedule an appointment within the DOB NOW Portal to take picture and receive the Elevator Agency Technician or Restricted Technician license card.

Due to the expected high volume of applicants, new card holders will receive a link to a downloadable version of the card until applicants are able to receive appointments to get a physical card.

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