About

The National Elevator Industry Education Program (NEIEP) developed the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT) pre-apprenticeship exam for the International Union of Elevator Contractors (IUEC). The stated mission of the NEIEP is to enhance the knowledge and skills of apprentices for the benefit of workers, employers, and the elevator industry. The EIAT mainly focuses on:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mechanical Comprehension
  • Arithmetic Computation

The aim of the exam is to assess your aptitude for working in the elevator industry. There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so your score depends entirely on what you answer correctly. Practice answering sample questions and reviewing math formulas and functions to be more comfortable during your test. By thoroughly preparing, you will optimize your opportunity to proceed into an apprenticeship.

If you are applying for a elevator pre-apprenticeship in Alberta you will need to take the Alberta Entrance Exam 4.


Post-Test Interview

Two or more members of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) will conduct your interview. At least one of your interviewers will be associated with the International Union of Elevator Contractors, and at least one other interviewer will be employer-oriented. The time period allotted for your interview is 15 – 20 minutes. A portion of your interview focuses on your behavior and personality, the remainder of your interview highlights your work experience, school record, motivation, and mechanical abilities. The goal of your interview is to ascertain your future job performance.

All Interview participants are asked the same set of questions.  It is important to have some sample interview questions to familiarize you with the job interview process. Be calm, cool, and collected in your interview by preparing for the interview in advance.


Elevator Industry Test Scores

You can expect to receive your EIAT results by mail. The test itself is based on a pass/fail system. 70% is the threshold for passing the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test. A test result of 69% and below requires a re-application. Along with notice of a pass, you will receive the scheduled date and time for the all-important interview.

For the interview, you will receive a score from each interviewer. The average of the two scores becomes your interview result. 70% is the score needed to pass this step and proceed toward your apprenticeship. You will find a 4 Tier ranking system ranking your final score.

  •  Tier 1:     96 – 100 points
  •  Tier 2:     90 – 95 points
  •  Tier 3:     80 – 89 points
  •  Tier 4:     70 – 79 points

The higher your rank, the better the chance you will be chosen as a paid apprentice by your prospective employer.


Application Requirements

Applications are open to everyone over the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED. Simply contact your local International Union of Elevator Contractors (IUEC) and request an apprentice application. You will receive an application package that contains the application and apprenticeship information. 

Return the completed application along with proof of your age and your high school transcript or official GED test results record. If your application and documents are received by IUEC within 15 days of your receipt of the application package, you will be given a date and time for taking the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT).


Who Uses the Elevator Apprentice Exam?

Below is a table of the most popular companies and organizations that utilize the elevator apprentice exam. Outscore the competition with JobTestPrep's PrepPack™ and ensure your success today.

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