Every apprenticeship program is different, check with your local union.

Requirements: (Basic physical and mental abilities and skills necessary to be considered for apprenticeship in the Elevator industry)



  1. Understand general arithmetic.
  2. Speak and write in clear and understandable manner for internal/external relations.
  3. Understand verbal or written instructions.
  4. Successful completion of all required National Elevator Industry Educational Program courses.
  5. High School diploma or G.E.D. required.
  6. Ability to learn, practice, and adhere to safety standards.


Mental Effort

  1. Maintain normal attention spans, with intermittent periods of high concentration, to assist the mechanic in electrical and mechanical installation, repair or service operations approx. 70% ot the time.
  2. Perform administrative duties such as data gathering and submitting written reports.



  1. Walk or stand approx. 90% and sit approx. 10% of the time on the job.
  2. Lift up to 100 lbs. approx. 75% of the time.
  3. Perform repetitive stooping, forward bending and crouching approx. 70% of the time.
  4. Willingness to travel up to 95% of the time.



  1. Perform essential job functions in field setting with exposure to non-controlled climate conditions.
  2. Ability and willingness to withstand heights and work in cramped working conditions


Manual Dexterity

  1. Use hands, arms and feet for repetitive lifting.
  2. Use hands and arms to operate various hand and power tools and to record written information.



  1. Ability to communicate verbally.
  2. Ability to observe essential functions for satisfactory job performance.
  3. Ability to perceive color to distinguish color coded wiring components.