Elevator Special Inspector

Iowa Workforce Development


A commissioned special inspector conducts annual safety inspections of elevators, escalators, and other regulated conveyances.

Code Citation IC 89A: 875 IAC Chapter 71

Who Applies Individuals wishing to provide annual elevator safety inspection services pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 89A.6.

When To Apply Special Inspector Commission must be issued prior to conducting inspections.

Initial Requirements A successful applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED; have worked three years full-time in construction, installation, repair, or inspection of elevators; be a certified elevator inspector or a certified elevator supervisor as described by ASME QEI-1; and provide appropriate proof of insurance.

Duration One year.

Processing Time Three to five weeks.

Fee Structure $60.

Renewal Requirements Application requirements are the same for new commissions and renewals.

Exam Must pass an exam administered by a third party.

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Matthew Mitchell
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309