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Welcome to Elevator Education.

How do you become an Elevator Constructor? is a question commonly asked of those in our trade. Many are intrigued with the mechanics and technology of the equipment installed, repaired and maintained in our industry. The fact is that the skills required of every successful man and woman in our trade are comprised of a host of technical disciplines combined into one job. Electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal, steel work, welding, electronics, rigging and hoisting are a few of the skills necessary to work as an Elevator Constructor. So where do you go to learn the trade? The National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP).

The Elevator Constructor members are among the most skilled and well-trained of all the building trades. How did they become so proficient? Enrollment and successful completion in the NEIEP program. The program incorporates independent study, classroom training and “hands-on” experiences culminating in a national certification exam. The National Elevator Industry Inc., and the International Union of Elevator Constructors recognize the need for extensive training to serve the needs of our ever-changing industry. Together, since 1967, they have provided support and direction for the focus of the program to better serve the industry.

This catalog is your guide to the courses offered by the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP).

On behalf of the NEIEP Staff, thank you for taking the time to review our curriculum.

Best wishes on your educational endeavors.

John J. O’Donnell, Executive Director

CE001 DC Generators and Motors

Explores the basics of DC generator and motor theory, as well as components and types of equipment encountered in the field. Describes processes for maintenance and service.

  • Instruction Hours: 36
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300 and Electrical Theory & Application 400
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE002 Solid State Theory and Application

Details the various concepts and components for solid-state theory and application: PC boards, diodes, transistors, thyristors, power supplies, and operational amplifiers.

  • Instruction Hours: 64
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400 and Solid State 600
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE003 Solid State Theory and Application II

Continues exploring solid-state theory and application and rounds out the coverage by exploring applicable number systems, gates, memory elements, and specialty devices.

  • Instruction Hours: 28
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400 and Solid State 600
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE004 Microprocessor Based Control

Introduces processor-based systems, microprocessors, peripheral circuits, and memory, as well as input/output and maintenance and servicing.

  • Instruction Hours: 24
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400, Solid State 600 and Power & Logic 700
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE005 Solid State Motor Control

Examines the theory and devices used in the design of a typical solid-state motor control, along with operation and troubleshooting.

  • Instruction Hours: 20
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400, Solid State 600 and Power & Logic 700
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE006 Hydraulic Controller Theory and Troubleshooting

Reviews troubleshooting methods using the NEIEP 4-Stop Hydraulic Controller Lab. Includes eighty fault scenarios, each representing a separate trouble call that requires demonstration of a logical procedure for finding the fault.

  • Instruction Hours: 16
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400, Solid State 600 and Power & Logic 700
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE007 Reroping Series

Details the major procedures involved in reroping work. Covers inspecting ropes for defects, which includes wire rope inspection criteria, an explanation of rouging, a look at rope diameter, the process of ordering replacement ropes, and setting up the job with the customer. Addresses reroping configurations and rope replacement, including preparation for reroping, work site setup, tools and rigging equipment, car and counterweight setup and reroping procedures for 1:1 and 2:1 rope routing. Discusses socketing and shackling, which involves rope re-socketing, Babbitting and wedge clamps, rope length adjustments, rope tension adjustments, rope ID tags and the effects on load weighing.

  • Instruction Hours: 6
  • Prerequisites: Hoistway Structures 200
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE008 Customer Relations Series

Discusses how Elevator Constructors present themselves to customers and the role of body language and personal habits in building customers’ perceptions of Mechanics. Explores the art of communication with our customers: the communication process, listening skills, speaking skills, and questioning skills.

Details strategies for interacting with customers.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE009 Escalators Series

Details escalator components and installation procedures, moving walk components and installation procedures, as well as maintenance and service on these installations.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE010 Door Operator Series

Describes passenger elevator doors and entrance installations, elevator cab assembly and door operators, freight elevator doors and gates, and freight door operators.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400, and Installation 500
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE011 Meters Series

Explores the VOM multimeter, including measuring voltage, current, and resistance. Stresses meter safety, care of the multimeter, and protecting equipment. Addresses the line splitter, the precision shunt, and current conversions. Covers capacitors and inductors and applications of current and resistance measurements. Includes experiments on the mini Electra Lab.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300 and Electrical Theory & Application 400
  • Online: No Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE012 Maintenance

Details all facets of elevator maintenance including the machine room and hoistway as well as hydraulic elevators.

CE012.1 Machine Room Maintenance

Highlights the more common areas of maintenance in traction elevator machine rooms and their accepted procedures, including customer relations skills, record keeping, and inventory management. Makes clear for apprentices to follow company procedures or policies where they exist.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Installation 500 and Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE012.2 Hoistway Maintenance

Focuses on items common to most installations and their nearly universal periodic maintenance operations. Concludes with required testing procedures. Details code-required items for testing, along with traditionally accepted methods of performing these tests.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Installation 500 and Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE012.3 Hydraulic Elevator Maintenance

Outlines common maintenance items and problem areas associated with hydraulic equipment, including motor starting and protection systems, noise reduction, belt maintenance, and valve and solenoid care. Examines the area of the pit and discusses safety issues of the jack, pit shutoff valve and hydraulic piping.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Installation 500 and Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE013 Rack & Pinion

Explores the components of rack & pinion elevators as well as permanent and temporary installations, maintenance, repairs, and safety concerns associated with this specialty lift.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE014 Traveling Cable Series

Discusses the use of traveling cables within the elevator industry. Details the fabrication, installation, and construction of various types and sizes of traveling cable. Explains proper handling and preparation of the cable for installation.

Explores methods used to hang and protect traveling cable from undue wear and abrasion on all installations, from low- to high-rise applications. Presents methods of installing piping and wiring associated with the elevator car.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Installation 500
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE015 LULA Series

Details all aspects of residential and limited use/limited access (LULA) lifts including a comparison of the different types and their installations, machine rooms and spaces, clearances, doors and entrances, types of drive power, major components and more. Covers stairway lifts and discusses stairway types and standard sequence of installation as well as system components and equipment options.

  • Instruction Hours: 16
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE016 Asbestos

Provides a brief history of asbestos use in the United States, when asbestos finally became regulated and the progression of more stringent exposure limits up to and including the ban on the use of Asbestos- Containing Material (ACM). Explains how Elevator Constructors can protect themselves and their families from exposure. Presents current OSHA and EPA regulations and discusses workers’ rights to access the results of required testing for ACM use and abatement.

  • Instruction Hours: 4
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE017 Safety Testing for Code Compliance

Details safe inspection procedures for traction and hydraulic systems. Designed for those with previous instruction in NEIEP material and experience in the field.

CE017.1 Testing Traction Elevators

Identifies the steps of category one and category five safety testing procedures for traction elevators. Explains the purpose of the safety testing process to prepare for annual and five-year inspections. Describes how to conduct annual and five-year safety tests for traction elevators.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400, and Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE017.2 Safety Testing for Hydraulic Elevators

Outlines the testing procedures required for hydraulic elevators and lists the tools needed for testing. Discusses system pressures and identifies the procedures for categories one, three, and five testing of hydros. Includes examples of test forms.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300, Electrical Theory & Application 400, and Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE018 Scaffolding Competent Person Course

Provides competent person training for framed scaffolds including erecting and dismantling framed scaffolding. Details procedures for observing, correcting, and preventing hazards associated with framed and suspended scaffolding. Elevator constructors who successfully complete this course receive a Competent Person certification and a Hazardous Awareness certification.

  • Instruction Hours: 12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE019 Welder Training

Identifies welding terms and definitions. Demonstrates safe work habits in the welding environment. Describes the parts and types of welds and weld joints. Explains how to interpret basic welding symbol information. Details the process of SMAW machine set-up, joint preparation, root pass, cover pass, and cap and backing bar removal. Prepares students to identify the necessary steps and acquire the skills to pass the 3G/4G welding certification in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code. Recognizes AWS SMAW certification procedure specifications. Culminates in 3G and 4G welding certification for successful challengers. NEIEP provides welder training to all interested Elevator Constructors through a systematic program of deploying Mobile Welder Training Units. All elevator constructors wishing to participate in this program will be required to fill out an application available on the Online Training and Licensing page at neiep.org under Additional Training. Part I of the application process includes completion of the Online SMAW course.

  • Instruction Hours: 40
  • Prerequisites: Online SMAW Course
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE020 Online Course in Signaling & Rigging

Covers signaling and rigging basics. CE020 is a prerequisite for CE021: Signal Person & Rigger Level II Prep Course – a classroom-based course with a hands-on rigging component, which will prepare you to challenge the Certified Signal Person & Rigger Level II Exam content. Please contact your Local to find out when and where CE021 will be held in your area. While you may use your CE020 Certificate of Completion to register for the Certified Signal Person & Rigger Levels I & II (CSPR-1/2) Exam at www.elevatorcspr.org. NEIEP strongly recommends completing BOTH CE020 (online) and CE021 (classroom) courses to ensure you are thoroughly prepared to challenge this rigorous exam.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

CE 021 Classroom-Based Course in Rigging

Developed in collaboration with the Crosby Group, includes a hands-on rigging component as preparation for challenging the Certified Signal Person & Rigger Levels I & II (CSPR-1/2) exam content. Visit www.elevatorcspr.org to learn more about earning a Certified Signal Person & Rigger Levels I & II card through this ANSI-accredited Personnel Certification program.

  • Instruction hours: 20
  • Prerequisites: CE020 Online Course in Signaling & Rigging
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE022 Financial Tools for the Trades

Provides an easy-to-understand overview of topics that are especially important in this economy, including: creating and sticking to a budget; reading and understanding credit reports; managing debt and fixing your credit; setting up an emergency fund in case you get laid off; and planning for long-term goals like buying a house, saving for your kids’ college funds or your own retirement.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE023 Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

Introduces the Title VII Civil Rights Act and explains what constitutes sexual harassment and the speech that harassment law restricts. Explores barriers to resolutions and strategies to exhibit respect in the workplace. Discusses what constitutes discrimination. Explores strategies for making the most of diversity in the workplace and beyond.

  • Instruction Hours: 4
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

CE024/S Advanced Hydraulic Valve Operation—Adjustment and Troubleshooting

Covers the design, functioning, operation, and adjustment of various types of hydraulic valves, together with methods of performing required testing. Stresses safe work practices throughout. Comprised of a manual with unit examination and three lab books for hands-on learning. All enrollees will explore the first two lab exercises. The third lab guides enrollees on the use of the Hydraulic Valve Simulator available in some locations.

  • Instruction Hours: 12 (16 with Simulator)
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Topics in Elevators 800
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE025 Mechanic Review Eligibility Course

Offers students a thorough review of all eight semesters of NEIEP apprenticeship to prepare for the Mechanic Examination. Maintains exam eligibility for students through their participation in active hours of classroom training.

  • Instruction Hours: 72
  • Prerequisites: All apprenticeship semesters 100-800
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE026 Arc Flash Safety in the Workplace

An arc flash is a sudden, unexpected discharge of electricity that travels through the air between conductors, or from a conductor to ground. This short circuit releases enormous amounts of energy as light and heat. This course gives Elevator Constructors the knowledge and awareness they need to avoid the calamities that can and do result every day from a lack of training.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

CE027 Virtual Escalator

This interactive course allows students to explore the complex inner workings of an escalator through a 3D computer model. Highlights structure and functions of a typical escalator installation. Details the components and assemblies of the escalator and how they work within the escalator framework. Introduces students to the names, locations, and functions of the major mechanical and electrical escalator components. Uses generic names when discussing components, since this nomenclature can be different from one manufacturer to another. Provides a solid foundation in escalator system functionality no matter the company on the nameplate.

  • Instruction Hours: 24
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No
  • Note: You must use Internet Explorer in Windows to run this online course.

CE030 CPR/First Aid/AED

As part of our continuing emphasis on safety in the workplace, NEIEP offers a certification that includes first aid, adult CPR, child CPR, and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Offered in conjunction with the American Heart Association. All course instructors are AHA Heartsaver® trained and certified.

Classes are open to all active members, including probationary apprentices. Instructors can create classes of no more than nine and no less than three students at a time. All necessary training materials are provided. Classes are usually conducted in one day, and after completion of a written exam, students are certified through the AHA. After all paperwork is returned to NEIEP, certification cards are sent out electronically to the student’s email, along with login information for the AHA website. This allows students instant access to both their credentials and lifesaving information from the AHA.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE031 Forklift Certification Course

Benefit-eligible members should take advantage of NEIEP’s certification offering on the safe operation of the forklifts commonly found on work sites.

Identifies hazards associated with the use of a forklift, key points from code standards, and site-specific rules and procedures for operating a forklift safely. Students will complete an assessment of safe forklift operation knowledge with a score of 80% or higher, and they will be able to state the procedure for becoming qualified to safely operate another forklift with different controls, fuel systems, and attachments.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE032 Aerial Lift Certification Course

After completing the Aerial Work Platform Safe Operation Training Program, participants will be able to identify hazards associated with the operation of to identify hazards associated with the operation of an aerial work platform. They will be able to identify key code-related points as well as procedures for operating an aerial work platform safely.

Students will complete an assessment of knowledge covering aerial work platforms with a score of 80% or higher, and they will be able to state the procedure for becoming qualified to operate another aerial work platform with different controls, fuel systems, configurations, and attachments.

Instruction Hours: 8

Prerequisites: None

Online: No Classroom: Yes

CE033 Introduction to Automated People Movers (APMs)

Discusses APM systems in use today, with a specific emphasis on systems installed at airports. Describes the history of APMs, covering origins, the beginnings of modern systems, and subsequent developments throughout the latter half of the twentieth century up to present day. Explores the different types of APM systems configurations, including single-lane, dual-lane, single loop, double loop, and pinched loop. Covers APM control systems, with a focus on Automated Train Control (ATC) systems and subsystems. Details a basic sequence of operations for a generic APM.

  • Instruction Hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

CE034 Elevator Industry National Safety Certificate Course

Describes power and hand tool safety. Details how to keep others safe from your work. Provides an overview of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), job site safety, and environmental safety. Successful completion of this course results in a certificate that verifies basic safety training for the trade.

  • Instruction hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

CE035 Virtual Code Courses

2013 Hydro Code Course

Provides a unique virtual experience for exploring hydraulic elevators with a focus on the code requirements that govern them. Students are placed in a virtual representation of the work environment where they will maneuver to all parts of the equipment. Covers the ASME A17.1 2013 code for traditional hydraulic elevators, with code references regarding hydraulic elevator pits, hoistways, machine rooms, and cabs.

  • Instruction hours: 10
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

2013 Escalator Code Course

Provides a unique virtual experience for exploring escalators with a focus on the code requirements that govern them. Students are placed in a virtual representation of the work environment where they will maneuver to all parts of the equipment. Covers the ASME A17.1 2013 Code for Escalators as well as ASME A17.2-2014 Guide for Inspection of Escalators.

  • Instruction hours: 8
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

CE036 Confined Spaces Awareness

Confined spaces can pose dangers in the work environment for Elevator Constructors, including entrapment, ventilation issues, or accidents involving electrical or mechanical equipment. This course provides an overview of the new Confined Spaces in Construction standard, 29 CFR 1926. This new ruling is compared to the older Confined Spaces in General Industry Standard, 29 CFR 1910. After successfully completing the course, students will have a greater awareness of safe work practices for confined spaces.

  • Instruction hours: 6
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: No

CE037 Motor Alignment Lab

Competent motor alignment is a valuable skill not to be overlooked by Elevator Constructors. Motor alignment, or tramming, is the operation of bringing the shaft centerlines of the motor and machine into alignment. The Motor Alignment Lab ensures that this important work does not fall away from the skillset of IUEC members. Covers three types of motor misalignment: Angular misalignment occurs when the motor is set at an angle to the driven equipment. Parallel misalignment occurs when the two shaft centerlines are parallel but not in the same plane. Combination misalignment occurs when the motor shaft suffers from angular as well as parallel misalignment. Course participants will have the opportunity to explore methods, tips, and techniques to remedy these tramming troubles with the use of a specially designed lab that simulates the real-world experience.

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Assess job scenario and perform proper pre-alignment procedures
  2. Demonstrate three different methods for motor alignment—“Rim and Face,” “Feeler Gauge,” and “Dual Drum”—to manufacturer specs
  3. Demonstrate pulley alignments to manufacturer specs using the straight-edge technique
  4. Perform belt tensioning to meet manufacturer specs
  • Instruction hours: 12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE038 AC Motor Starters

Covers multiple ways to connect and start an AC motor, including across-the-line and Wye-Delta configurations. Explores how to construct reversing circuits and how to perform a mod to replace Wye-Delta with a soft starter. Describes troubleshooting methods for all of the circuits.

  • Instruction hours: 20
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300 and Electrical Theory & Application 400
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

CE039 AC Motor Lab

Explores the proper connections of all AC motor types, from three-lead to twelve-lead. Discusses motor theory and the testing of motors that may have faults such as open or shorted windings.

  • Instruction hours: 16
  • Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals 300 and Electrical Theory & Application 400
  • Online: No / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

OS001 OSHA 10

GENERAL INDUSTRY • CONSTRUCTION

The 10-hour OSHA course provides basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Successful completion provides the OSHA 10 certificate.

  • Instruction Hours: 10
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

OS002 OSHA 30

GENERAL INDUSTRY • CONSTRUCTION

The 30-hour OSHA course provides training on an expanded list of safety topics associated with workplace hazards, including the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Also provides overview information regarding OSHA, including workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Successful completion provides the OSHA 30 certificate.

  • Instruction Hours: 30
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Online: Yes / Classroom: Yes

Contact your local to inquire about course availability.

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