C-11 Elevator
Contractors License

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So You're Trying To Get Your Elevator License?

Trying to get your C-11 License in California?

You’re in the right place.

Must be an up and down job working with elevators.

Our job is the make the process of getting your license so easy that it feels like you’re only going up 🙂


How To Get Your C-11 Contractors License

The process is as easy as installing an elevator, except actually easier and with more room for error.

It doesn’t take long and there are only three requirements:

1. You have to have 4 years of experience doing elevator work.

(either working for someone or self-employed).

2. You must be at least 18 years old.

3. You must have a valid social security or ITIN number.

How do you prove you have the four years of experience?

You need one signature, one person willing to sign off on your application verifying that you have the necessary experience. That person can be your employer (current or former doesn’t matter) and you must have four years of experience in the past ten years. If that doesn’t make sense, give us a call.

If you can’t get the signature from your employer you can get a fellow employee to qualify your experience.

If you’re working self-employed (without a license) you can get a client to sign your application.

Quick note: if you are working self-employed, you NEED to get your license because it is highly illegal to be contracting without a license if you’re doing jobs for more than $500 a job. And even then, certain type of work isn’t allowed without a license.

It’s always better to get the license.

Pass Some Tests

You have to pass a trade test — on C-11 Elevator related topics.

And a law test — on construction law in general.

These tests can be difficult and that’s where we come in.


We’re a contractor license school based in Socal — Southern Cal (for those in Northern Cal) — but we serve the entire state with our livestreamed (over Zoom) classes as well as at-home study material. Be sure to call us if you’re interested.


We have in-person classes available at multiple locations in Southern California.


If you do our coursework and study material — attend our four classes and pass our practice tests, we guarantee you will pass the state tests.


There are a few additional steps in the proces of getting your contractors license: like getting livescanned and getting a contractors bond, but you don’t need to worry about those things right now. Those things come later, and our classes will walk you through every step.

It’s our job to make the process as easy as possible for you.

It’s like we say: Our passion is your success.

Description Of The C-11 License

This definition comes from the Contractors State License Board:

California Code of Regulations
Title 16, Division 8, Article 3. Classifications

An elevator contractor fabricates, erects, installs and repairs elevators, including sheave beams, motors, sheaves, cable and wire rope, guides, cab, counterweights, doors (including sidewalk elevator doors), automatic and manual controls, signal systems, and all other devices and equipment associated with the safe and efficient installation and operation of electrical, hydraulic and manually operated elevators.

Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)


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