The purpose of the National Association of Elevator Contractors’ (NAEC) Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification is to ensure inspectors have the skills, knowledge, and education to safeguard the public by confirming elevators, escalators, and other conveyances are code compliant and operating safely.
Qualification Requirements for QEI Candidates
The applicant must meet the experience requirements as outlined below and in the ASME QEI-1 Standard:
- The applicant must complete all fields of the application online.
- The applicant must include supporting documentation of your experience and/or education in the industry. Please attach copies of any transcripts (including NEIEP & CET), licenses, degrees, or other documentation to support the requirements.
- The applicant must include copies of any previous or current QEI certifications and any other official documentation, if applicable.
- In the event an applicant fails her or his first attempt to pass the Qualified Elevator Inspector exam, the applicant must reapply after each failed attempt. NAEC requires a waiting period of at least 30 days between the first and second attempts. Should the applicant fail the third attempt, they may reapply after 180 days from the date of his or her last attempt.
Click here to view the QEI Applicant Handbook.
Click here to submit the QEI Certification Statement.
Click here to view the QEI Code of Ethics.
Click here to view the QEI Confidentiality Agreement
To transfer QEI certification, candidates should be in good standing with their current accreditation organization.
Click here to submit the QEI Recertification/Transfer Application
Click here to view the QEI Inspector Directory.
For complete details on the QEI Certification Program, contact NAEC Certification at