Apprenticeship Program: Learn While You Earn

Delaware Elevator offers a federally approved elevator apprenticeship program, which consists of a web-based curriculum coupled with on-the-job training. After completing a 3–6-month probationary period, candidates are registered to begin the 4-year program. Once completed, candidates graduate as a CET (Certified Elevator Technician). Our in-house CET-S (supervisors) are available for guidance and assistance as needed, throughout the duration of the program.

  • An apprentice will assist a licensed elevator mechanic in all aspects of the job including installation, modernization, service and maintenance.
  • Job duties include assembly, installation, repair, service and maintenance of electric and hydraulic freight and passenger elevators, escalators, moving walkways and dumbwaiters.


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
    • Applicants can now start the program as early as their junior year of high school with our Maryland State Approved High School Elevator Apprentice Program. Once graduated, they move directly into our CET Program.
  • Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, including heights.
  • Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent.
  • Able to travel as needed, holding a valid/good driver’s license – some overnight work may be required.
  • Successfully pass drug and background screening, as well as, obtain security clearance for job site access.

CET – Certified Elevator Technicians

The goal of the CET® Certification Program is to provide the elevator industry and the elevator industry technical, mechanical, construction, and maintenance workforces with a means of obtaining and verifying critical education and training requirements related to compliance with industry codes, elevator and escalator specific technical theory, components, and competencies. The program requires 10 hours annually of continuing education in order to maintain certification and keep current with today’s technology. Safety and excellence is a major concern of Delaware Elevator and NAEC; therefore, the first course of each program is devoted to Safety.

Continued Education:

Delaware Elevator provides continuing education for those who hold a CET license. Training is very important for our employees to keep abreast of technological developments in elevator repair. In fact, elevator installers and repairers typically receive continual training throughout their careers, through correspondence courses, seminars, or formal classes when employed with Delaware Elevator, Inc.