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Continuing Education

Vertical Assessment Associates is an approved continuing education provider for numerous agencies and associations on elevator related topics.

Courses provided:

Continuing education workshop (8 hour) credit for nationally certified Qualified Elevator Inspectors (QEI), approved by the National Association of Elevator Authorities International (NAESA), QEI Services and the Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund (EIWPF). All three organizations certify QEI inspectors under accreditation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) which writes the National Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1. This course covers ASME A17.1, ASME A17.2, ASME A17.3, A17.4, the National Electrical Code, National Fire Alarm Code, Life Safety Code, and other codes affecting elevators, elevator inspection procedures, and safety practices.

Continuing education credit for individuals holding the Certified Elevator Technician (CET) credential issued by the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC). This is a 10 credit hour course covering elevator codes, safety, and practical elevator knowledge.

Continuing education classes for Elevator Certificate of Competency holders are approved by the Florida Bureau of Elevator Safety. This course fulfills the 8 hour annual continuing education requirement.

The Certificate of Competency exam preparation class teaches how to find rules in the elevator and electrical codes, and how to take the CC exam. This class is excellent for general elevator knowledge or preparing for other elevator code exams, and would also provide the annual continuing education requirement for current Florida Certificate of Competency cardholders.

CAM, Certified Property Managers can receive a 2 hour continuing education credit for our course titled "Elevator Essentials for Property Managers", under the topic of "Physical Plant Maintenance".

Classes for Firefighters covering use of elevators under fire conditions using Phase I and Phase II Fire Control Operation, and explaining proper procedures for the rescue of persons trapped in elevators using ASME A17.4 (Guide for Emergency Personnel) as a guide.

Classes for large facilities instructing staff on local government requirements for elevator operation including: maintenance, inspections, and accident reporting, as well as what to do in elevator emergencies.

Instructors Lee Rigby and Bill Strawn are members of national associations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA). They sit on elevator code committees including ASME A17.1 Hydraulic Committee, and the ASME A17.1 National Interest Review Committee. Both are well known in the elevator industry as being extremely knowledgeable on elevator related subjects.