When and where do I start school?

Once you are hired as an IUEC apprentice you will start your schooling with the National Elevator Industry Educational Program. During your first six months you will complete an online curriculum focused on safety and the history of the IUEC.

Each semester consists of 72 hours of training with a NEIEP instructor. The 72 hours are spread out over 18 weeks, with students attending class in person for four hours one night a week. Each semester includes lecture, discussion, lab work, unit exams, homework, and a final exam.

After passing all eight semesters, apprentices become eligible to take the Mechanic’s Exam, a capstone exam that assesses comprehension and proficiency from all eight semesters of the NEIEP program. Apprentices who pass this exam become full-fledged IUEC Mechanics.