CET® Education Program
The goal of the CET® Certification Program is to provide the elevator industry and its technical, mechanical, construction, and maintenance workforces the 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.
Recent News: In 2011, the CET® Education Program was accredited by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. ANSI is the hallmark of a quality certification program, and its accreditation recognizes the hard work of the CET® Education Program to promote safety and standards in the elevator industry. Learn more about ANSI’s accreditation here.
CET® Education Program Requirements and Eligibility
The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) Certified Elevator Technician (CET) Education and Certification Program was developed in early 2001. They enlisted specialists within the elevator and escalator industry, certification and testing authorities, as well as adult education consultants to ensure that the three-tiered program is implemented as designed and that the specific needs of interested individuals are met.
The First Program Element
The first element of the program was the CET Grandparent Option, designed to meet the clarification needs of a primary group of professionals who are the core of the elevator industry. Thousands of professionals who had been actively involved in the installation and maintenance of elevators and escalators had the opportunity to demonstrate mastery and knowledge gained during their many years of employment in the industry. An individual who had 10,000 documented hours of on-the-job successful completion of any related instructional program within the elevator industry could demonstrate their mastery through a comprehensive competency-based examination. An individual who had the approved qualifications and passed the CET Grandparent Exam became a Certified Elevator Technician through this process. The CET Grandparent Option ended December 31, 2004.
The Second Program Element
The second element was to provide the interested CET, who became certified, the opportunity to obtain the designation of the CET Supervisor (CET-S) to assist the newer and less experienced employees of the respective company through the CET Education Program under the CET Candidate Option. Now that the CET Grandparent Option has expired the CET-S Program is ongoing.
The Third Program Element
The third element of the CET Program is the CET Candidate Option for individuals who are fairly new to the elevator industry and do not have the requisite in-field experience time to qualify.
There are several basic eligibility requirements that an employee must meet to be considered for the CET Program. Specifically, the CET:
The CET Option consists of two levels: (1) Level I (the Core Curriculum) and (2) Level II (the Advanced Curriculum). Summary information for Level I is as follows:
Once an individual obtains the status of AET, then he or she can move on to the CET Level II (Advanced Curriculum). Summary information for CET Level II is as follows:
What Our Clients Are Saying
Review about Scott F. (service technician)
My tech is Scott – has been helping us for a couple years now. Our building was built in 1929 so we have smaller and older elevators, but whenever we have any problems, Scott identifies it quickly, finds the part needed and always fixes the problem the first time. He always lets us know when he arrives at the site. He always forwards the service documents and follows up. Phenomenal person, he should be given a day off and a raise! Very pleasant, extremely happy with Kencors’ Team!
Review about Scott P. (construction worker)
Dear Mr. Dodds, I am the property manager for this site. As the modernization to our elevator is now complete, I would like to take a moment of your time and inform you that throughout the entire process Scott P., the tech in charge, did his utmost to ensure that I was kept aware of the process and any issues during the entire modernization. He is a well informed and educated individual who knows his business and carries himself in a true professional manner. It was a pleasure to have worked with him and you should feel proud to have someone like him in your employ.
Review about Scott F. (service technician)
The elevator is working great now after Scott fixed it. It took him a little while to get if figured out, but he was finally able to troubleshoot. He stayed right on and kept at it until he get it figured out. He’s get one thing straightened out and then find something else that wasn’t quite right, but he didn’t give up. He called tech support and worked with them to make sure there were no more problems. I am very pleased with his dedication to the project, and his level of competency and stick-to-it-ness. It’s a big relief to the guy that relies on that elevator all the time to know it’s working properly, and your company stands behind it’s mechanics and the work they do. Your company does a great job with following up on calls like these, keeping us in the loop when your guys are on the way, or if they’re running behind. I’ve been in the service business my whole life and that’s the way a service company should act. You guys are great folks, and really go the extra mile. We will continue our maintenance plan and enjoy more great service.