National Credential
Credential: Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS)  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund (QEITF)

The Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund (QEITF), Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS) certification is an advanced-level credential for professionals who supervise the examination of elevators and related machinery for safety and adherence to standards. Candidates for the CEIS must hold the Certified Elevator Inspector (CEI) and have five years of experience working as a CEI. Candidates must demonstrate an aptitude for leadership, administration, and management that is verified by a supervisor, employer or former employer.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 1 year

Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS)

The following Navy Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

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Enlisted ABE-Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment Rating other      
Enlisted AO-Aviation Ordnanceman Rating other      

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Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will most likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite: QEITF Certified Elevator Inspector (CEI)
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 1 year

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund (QEITF)
7154 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD  21046
Phone: 410-312-1474
Fax: 410-312-1473
Contact Page

Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS)

Candidates for the CEIS are required to hold the Qualified Elevator Inspection (CEI) certification at the time of application.

Candidates for the CEIS are required to have five years of experience as a Certified Elevator Inspector. Advanced education, such as technical school, college, or a degree in engineering, may reduce the number of required years by 1 to 3 years as determined by the Certification Council’s evaluation of the candidate’s academic accomplishments.

The Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates for the CEIS are required to submit an Employer Verification Form; the Employer Verification Form must be completed by current and/or previous employer(s).

  • Candidates must attest to the QEITF Code of Conduct and Ethics.

Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS)

  • Inside of Car (17%)
  • Machine Room (19%)
  • Top of Car – Electric (8%)
  • Top of Car – Hydraulic (6%)
  • Elevator Pit (14%)
  • Outside Hoistway (8%)
  • Firefighter’s Service (10%)
  • Escalators (external) (6.5%)
  • Escalators (internal) (3.5%)
  • Moving walks (external) (5%)
  • Moving walks (internal) (3%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS)

Renewal Period: 1 year

The Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor (CEIS) credential has the following recertification information:

Each certified inspector must meet the following maintenance of certification requirements each year:

  1. Earn 1.0 continuing education unit (CEU) by participating in acceptable continuing education and professional development activities as listed below. One (1) clock hour is equivalent to 0.1 of a CEU.
  2. Attest to the following:
    • Review and understanding of all changes to local administrative and operating procedures necessary to discharge the duties of the job.
    • Maintain knowledge of recent revisions and awareness of published interpretations of ASME Codes for the elevator trade.
    • Access to the QEITF Standard.
    • Adherence to the QEITF Code of Ethics
  3. Successful completion of the maintenance of certification exam.

On an annual schedule, the Inspection Supervisor must conform to the same requirements for elevator inspectors plus (as noted above):

  1. Obtain an additional 0.3 CEUs in classroom coursework related to management or supervision techniques and offered by an accredited certifying organization such as QEITF, state enforcement agency, or accredited academic institution equivalent;
  2. Attend or conduct at least one professional level seminar or workshop related to inspector duties;
  3. Spend a minimum of 10% of work time actively supervising inspectors in the field who are engaged in the performance of inspections.