CAT™ Certification

The purpose of the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) Certified Accessibility and Private Residence Lift Technician (CAT) program is to provide the accessibility industry with a means of obtaining and verifying knowledge and experience requirements related to compliance with industry codes, specific technical theory, components, and competencies.

The 2022/2023 CAT Certification renewal period closes soon on Friday March 31, 2023. Please email NAEC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit your recertification information or call 770-760-9660 for assistance.

Qualification Requirements for CAT™ Candidates

  • Completion of the NAEC CAT™ Training Program or meet the experience qualification (a minimum of 6,000 documented hours (3 years) of on-the-job training prior to December 31, 2014).
  • Completion of the entire application process, including submitting the respective fee payment, within 90-days of the initial application submission. The applicant will have 365-days to pass the examination from the respective examination authorization date.
  • Individuals passing the NAEC CAT™ Certification Examination and approved by the Certification Board will be issued an identification (ID) card. ID cards shall be issued for a one-year period, which shall correspond to the term of the certification period of the applicant.

Click here to view the CAT™ Applicant Handbook

Click here to view the CAT™ Certification Application.

Click here to view the CAT™ Code of Ethics.

Click here to view the CAT™ Confidentiality Agreement

For complete details on the CAT™ Certification Program, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 770-760-9660.

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