Code of the District of Columbia

Part F-i. Elevator Maintenance.


§ 47–2853.95. Scope of practice for elevator contractors, elevator mechanics, and elevator inspectors.

(a) For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) “Elevator contractor” means any sole proprietor, firm, or corporation who, for compensation, engages in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or performing tests of elevators, platform lifts, stairway chair lifts, manlifts, conveyors, escalators, dumbwaiters, material lifts, automated people movers, and other related conveyances.

(2) “Elevator mechanic” means any individual who engages in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or testing elevators, platform lifts, stairway chair lifts, manlifts, conveyors, escalators, dumbwaiters, material lifts, automated people movers, and other related conveyances.

(3) “Elevator inspector” means any individual who engages in performing inspections of elevators, platform lifts, stairway chair lifts, manlifts, conveyors, escalators, dumbwaiters, material lifts, automated people movers, and other related conveyances.

(b) This part shall not apply to an electrician licensed under part F of this subchapter if the work performed by the electrician is work for which he or she is licensed to perform under part F of this subchapter.


(Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2151(f), 57 DCR 181.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).


§ 47–2853.96. Eligibility requirements.

(a) An applicant for licensure as an elevator contractor shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board that the applicant:

(1) Has in his or her employ individuals licensed under this part who perform the work described by the applicant in the application;

(2) Has complied with the bonding and insurance requirements established by rule; and

(3) Meets any other requirements established by rule.

(b)(1) An applicant for licensure as an elevator mechanic shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board that the applicant:

(A) Has passed the examination required by the Board; and

(B) Meets any other requirements established by rule.

(2) Until rules are promulgated pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Board may issue a 2-year license to an applicant who has:

(A) A certificate of completion of an apprenticeship program for elevator mechanic registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, U.S. Department of Labor, the District of Columbia Apprenticeship Council, or an equivalent state’s apprenticeship council;

(B) Worked as an elevator mechanic for 2 years in any combination of construction, maintenance, or repair without direct supervision and for an employer licensed to do business in the District, within the previous 3 years;

(C) A valid license from a state having standards substantially equal to those of the District; or

(D) Has passed the examination required by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

(c) An applicant for licensure as an elevator inspector shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board that the applicant:

(1) Meets the requirements of this subchapter;

(2) Meets the current ASME QEI-1, Standards for the Qualifications of Elevator Inspectors, or equivalent; and

(3) Meets any other requirement established by rule.


(Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2151(f), 57 DCR 181.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).


§ 47–2853.97. Certain representations prohibited.

Unless licensed in accordance with this part, no person shall use the words or terms “elevator contractor,” “elevator mechanic,” “licensed elevator contractor,” “licensed elevator mechanic,” “elevator inspector,” “licensed elevator inspector,” or any words describing an elevator specialty licensed by the Board to imply that the person is authorized to perform the services of an elevator contractor, elevator mechanic, or elevator inspector in the District.


(Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2151(f), 57 DCR 181.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).


§ 47–2853.98. Temporary license.

In the event of emergency circumstances, the Board may, pursuant to rule, issue a temporary license for a period not to exceed 30 days.


(Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2151(f), 57 DCR 181.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).


§ 47–2853.99. Fees; rules.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this subchapter, including sections 47-2853.10 and 47-2853.11:

(1)(A) The fee for the issuance, renewal, or reinstatement of a license under this part shall be $260; provided, that this fee shall not apply to elevator mechanics employed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

(B) Application fees paid under this section shall not be refundable, even if the applicant withdraws his or her application for licensure, certification, or registration, or is found to be not qualified.

(2)(A) All fees collected under this part shall be deposited in the General Fund of the District of Columbia.

(b) On or before December 31, 2009, the Mayor, pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this part.


(Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 2151(f), 57 DCR 181.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2151(f) of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).