New Jersey Elevator, Escalator, Moving Walkway Mechanic Contractor License Bond
New Jersey legislature has passed a law requiring all elevator mechanics to be licensed. Applicants wishing to obtain a license should start the application process immediately. The application process started started on September 30, 2018. Current technicians that have been in the industry can apply during the grandfather period.
Go to the NJ Div. of Consumer Affairs webpage and read about the licensing law, links to applications, rules & regulations. Consumer Affairs Webpage
The deadline to apply for a license under the grandfather period is May 21, 2019. After that date the applicant must take an exam that will be administered 4 times a year. A two (2) year license will be issued that expires September 30, 2020
Apply to be approved to become a licensed elevator – escalator – moving walkway mechanic under the grandfather period. After the grandfather period passing an exam will be required. The application fee is $100. The bond is not required when applying to be approved.
After being approved, the applicant must then apply for the license. The license is for the individual technician, not the business. The biennial (2 year) license fee is $260. A $10,000. surety license bond must be furnished with the license application. This agency is issuing the bonds for a low price of $50. for the two year period.
The current bond expires September 30, 2020, which is coincides with the expiration of the license