Program Information


The Elevator Operator licensing program is moving to a new web address: The Professional Licensing Bureau will begin administrating license programs from the Building Codes Bureau beginning June 15, 2020. This change doesn’t impact you or your online services, you will now go to to access your online account.

Watch your email and mail for more information on the transfer and specific direction and instructions about your account.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues, please call our Customer Service team at (406) 444-6880 or email DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV. They are ready to help you and answer any questions.

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.


Welcome to the Montana Elevator Contractors, Mechanics, and Inspectors Licensing Program

The Elevator Contractors, Mechanics, and Inspectors Licensing Program makes every effort to include on this website all relevant information pertaining to the licensing and regulation of Elevator Contractors, Mechanics, and Inspectors Licensing in Montana.

Contact Information

Contact a Technician
Phone: (406) 444-6880


There are no meetings scheduled at this time.  Information about upcoming meetings will be posted when available.

License Information

Please make a choice of the license types

Elevator License

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the license application (contractor, mechanic, inspector,) which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable

  1. Examination fees are set by the testing agency or the department and vary by examination type.
  2. Application for license by examination(Applies to all categories and includes original license fee) $200
  3. Contractor - original license fee $600
  4. Annual renewal fee for all categories of licensure, except contractor  $150
  5. Annual renewal fee for contractor license $600
  6. Application for license by endorsement or reciprocity (Includes original license fee) $150
  7. Temporary permit $50
  8. Exam review fee $100
  9. Apprentice registration $25
  10. Continuing education course curriculum approval $200

B. Education Requirements:
Elevator Mechanics or Limited Mechanics do not have specific education requirements.
Elevator Inspectors are required to possess current certification as an elevator inspector.

C. Experience Requirements:
Elevator Mechanics - three years of conveyance work
Limited Mechanics - three years of conveyance work

D. Examination Information:
Mechanic Examinations are open-book, 2 ½ hour time limit and a passing score is 70% or better

E. Renewal Period:
Licenses need to be renewed on an annual basis. All licenses expire on April 1st of every year

F. Continuing Education Requirements:
Elevator Mechanics and Limited Mechanics are required to complete eight hours of continuing education per license term

G. Other Special License Requirements:
Elevator Contractors and Limited Elevator Contractors are required to provide the following:
1. Montana Contractor Registration (406) 444-7734
2. Proof of liability insurance pursuant to 50-60-716 MCA (See application for details)
3. Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Fact issued by the  Montana Secretary of State's office (406) 444-3665

Approved Continuing Education Providers

1. National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP)

  • CEO12.3 Hydraulic Elevator Maintenance (Online Course)
    • Cost of course per candidate  - $0
    • Contact Person - Earl Baker - (402) 880-9371
    • Click here to view the course outline

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Statute/Rule Information

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this program.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to Elevator Contractors, Mechanics, and Inspectors Licensing are written and adopted by the Elevator Contractors, Mechanics, and Inspectors Licensing Program. The Program writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Program authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Elevator Contractors, Mechanics, and Inspectors Licensing Program continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by calling (406) 444-2055. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and the adoption of New Rule I applicants with criminal convictions

(published October 9, 2020)

(effective November 21,2020)


In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

(published May 29, 2020)

effective ;July 25, 2020)





General Forms
Renewal Forms
License Application Forms
Continuing Education Forms

Complaint Information

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint