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About the Test

The Elevator Industry Aptitude Test was created by the IUEC (International Union of Elevator Construction), the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) and the National Elevator Industry. It is a joint labor and education program which is meant to create a gold standard for personnel in the industry. The test is designed to test the knowledge, skill and technical ability of candidates who wish  to be certified workers In the elevator industry.

Candidates are required to score at least 70% on the test to pass and go to the next stage, the interview. If you do not pass, you can apply to re-take the test.

EIAT Test Registration

To apply for this test, candidates will need to be 18 and have a high school diploma or GED certificate (See Canadian GED Here).  You will receive an exam date within 15 days of submitting your application and documentation to the IUEC.

Elevator Repair Salary

Entry level positions start at $39,000 per year

An experienced Elevator Repair Technician can make up to $114,075 per year.


Get an application form from the International Union of Elevator Contractors. Contact the branch nearest to you and fill out the form. There is no cost to take the test.

Test Format

The test is a multiple-choice test. Each section has thirty to thirty-five questions that candidates are required to answer within the allotted time.

Canadian Salary

Hourly Rate:  C$24 – C$60
Bonus:  C$50 – C$1,017
Total Pay:   C$51,896 – C$125,695

What’s on the test

The Elevator Industry Aptitude test covers three major areas/subjects. The three subjects covered are:

  • Reading Comprehension: You need a good grasp of the English language. You are given a short passage, followed by 3 or 4 questions from the passage.
  • Mechanical Comprehension: This section assess your knowledge of various mechanical concepts, such as pulleys, gears and levers.  Elevator repair is very much a mechanics oriented profession.
  • Arithmetic Computation: Basic math concepts such as fractions, decimals, and percent will be assessed. You are not permitted to use a calculator.


Scores are given based on the number of correct answers given. There is no penalty for wrong answers and the passing score is 70%. Candidates who do not reach the 70% passing score, may  re-take the examination. The scoring policy is very strict – candidates who score 69.5 which is quite close to 70 will still be asked to retake the test. Failing the test will mean the candidate is not eligible for the next stage, the interview.

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Elevator Industry Test FAQ

The Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT) refers to a preliminary test intended to vet a candidate’s skills in mechanical, numerical and reading with an inclusion of an in-person interview. With this data, the hiring firm can make a hiring decision. High scores in this tests makes your recruiters develop confidence in you as they feel you are fit in using your previously acquired knowledge and your preparedness in handling new tasks. Therefore, you should strive to score highly in both areas of assessment to increase your chances of employability.
Visit the nearest outlet of the International Union of Elevator Construction (IUEC) from where the test will be administered. You will be issued with an application packages and apprenticeship schedules.
Two members of JAC (Joint Apprenticeship Committee) will conduct the interview. One is a members of the International Union of Elevator Construction (IUEC), and the second interviewer is connected to the industry.
The interview session is 15 - 20 minutes. You will be asked questions about your past work experience, mechanical capability and general questions about your personality.
Your score will be based on the average score awarded by both interviewers where you will be ranked via a four-tier ranking system, based on your final scores.
If you fail to meet the minimum requirements, you will not be interviewed. You can reapply for future recruitment.
You are not penalized for any incorrect answer and so guessing may be a good strategy, rather than skipping questions.

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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized
The EIAT Study Plan
Making a Study Schedule

Reading Comprehension
Self Assessment
Answer Key
Help with Reading Comprehension
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions

Self Assessment
Answer Key
Basic Math Video Tutorials
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
Converting Fractions to Decimals
Converting Decimals to Fractions
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
Exponents: Tips, Shortcuts & Tricks
How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice
Math Multiple Choice Strategy
Order Of Operation

Mechanical Comprehension
Self Assessment
Answer Key
Mechanical Comprehension Tutorials
Gears and Gear Trains

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key


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Date Published: Monday, February 10th, 2020
Date Modified: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022