Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund

The Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund’s (QEITF) QEI Program is widely considered the best in the industry.


The goal of the QEI Program is to make each student’s certification process an invaluable learning experience. QEITF’s skilled instructors arm students with the necessary tools to succeed – ensuring that, upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to return home with the ability to effectively perform inspections.


Along with empowering students to successfully complete the certification course, the QEI Program instructors also provide ongoing support for any code-related questions and guidance related to individuals’ continuing education needs.


If you are interested in becoming certified as a Qualified Elevator Inspector, we urge you to check out this video highlighting the exceptional value of the QEITF QEI Program.


The program is competitively priced – offering a total package for considerably less than what other organizations charge simply for the certification class. Interested in learning more? Visit www.qeitf.org or call 1-888-511-3113.


Elevator technician in elevator shaft

The Well News article highlights elevator mechanics’ role as part of the essential workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

The reporter indicates that “of all the classes of workers who have come to be highlighted as ‘essential’ during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, one group that is often, unfairly overlooked are those who keep the infrastructure of high-rise offices and residential buildings functioning – elevator mechanics.”

Several IUEC members were interviewed as part of the piece – including Juwan Harrison, a reservist in the U.S. Army. Here’s some of what he had to say about his career choice:

“(The union) is a great option for anyone in the military who doesn’t quite know what they want to do once they’re through with their service,” Harrison said. “Even if it’s way different from your military job, they work with you to get you the specialized training you need. It definitely opens up a lot of doors for you and the benefits compared to non-union jobs are unmatched.”

Elevator technician working

In a recent piece published by Engineering News-Record, Chuck Harrington, CEO of Parsons Corp., and Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, highlight the value of registered apprenticeship programs. The authors use the Los Angeles International Airport Apprenticeship Readiness Program as an example of a program that empowers students from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the building trades.

The International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), as well as its signatory contractor partners, are proud of its accredited apprenticeship training program. IUEC members, each of whom have successfully completed the robust training program, are as a result the most educated, safest workers in the elevator industry.

The future of our nation’s infrastructure depends on the manner in which we educate and train the U.S. workforce.