POLICY ON APPROVAL OF OUTSIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUESTS
Each year, QEI-certified inspectors are required to obtain 1.0 CEUs of continuing education per the ASME QEI-1 Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors Section 2-3 Maintenance of Qualifications. Certified Inspection Supervisors are also required to obtain a minimum of 0.3 CEUs on Management and Supervision Techniques as specified in Section 3-3. NAESA uses these guidelines as a basis for approval of continuing education.
Note: 0.1 CEU = 1 hour
The following types of programs will be considered for approval by NAESA International for fulfillment of continuing education units for NAESA certified inspectors:
- -Programs covering the application of new technology
- -Programs covering the most recent revisions of ASME A17.1, ASME A17.2, ASME A17.3, ASME A17.4, ASME A18.1 and awareness of B44/A17.5 to the extent that it is specified in ASME A17.1 and ASME A18.1, as well as the applicable requirements in the building, fire, electrical and accessibility codes
- -Programs on current local administration of operating procedures addressing the requirements necessary for inspectors to discharge their duties
The subject matter of continuing education needs to be relevant to the activities of a certified elevator inspector. Continuing education courses must be set in a controlled classroom environment with no outside distractions with the exception of factory/jobsite tours.
The following information must accompany requests for approval:
- -A completed Request for Approval of Continuing Education form
- -The date(s), location(s), start time(s) and end time(s) for the training
- -Person or company that contracted you to give the presentation (if applicable)
- -A breakdown of the length of the program by quarter hour
- -A list of speakers/instructors and their short bios
- -Program agenda or outline with topics and descriptions
- -Sample sign in sheet
Requests for approval of training programs must be submitted to the NAESA Executive Office for review at least 30 DAYS PRIOR to the training date. The Executive Director may agree to review a request within 30 days of the date of the course IF a rush fee of $75 accompanies the request. This fee does not guarantee review or approval and is non-refundable.
You may submit one agenda annually if the agenda does not change throughout the year. You will still be required to submit the Request for Approval Form with the date, location, contracted company (if applicable), and instructor listed for each course that is held at least two weeks in advance.
An administrative fee per NAESA-certified attendee may be required. This fee covers the cost of the administrative tasks associated with reviewing requests, publicizing the event on the website and tracking CEUs for inspectors. This fee is not applied to Authorities Having Jurisdiction when the AHJs are requesting approval of in-house training that is available to their employees only. However, a fee may apply if the AHJ requests approval of training that will be made available to the public.
If the request is approved, the following items are to be submitted to NAESA’s Executive Office within two weeks after the date the training is held:
- -Administrative Fees, if applicable
- -Sign in sheets for each day or topic covered, with sign in and out times
- -The sign in sheets must contain the following:
- -name of individual or organization providing the course
- -title of the training session
- -start times and end times
- -signature of the instructor or moderator
- -date and location
- -signature AND printed name of each attendee plus certification number, if applicable
The information provided must match that which was initially submitted. If any changes were made, notification of said changes must have been submitted to NAESA previously. NAESA International reserves the right to withdraw approval of continuing education requests for any training sessions whose agendas or instructors differ from the originally accepted submittal. NAESA also reserves the right to adjust CEU amounts accordingly.
NAESA International will not accept altered sign in sheets submitted at a later date or that do not contain the attendees’ signatures except in the cases of self-study and training provided through online means. Self-study courses must be documented by certificate of completion from the company providing the materials. Webinar attendance must be verified through detailed attendance and participation reports. Self-study courses can only provide a maximum of 0.2 CEUs annually.
Please note: Approval as a continuing education provider from NAESA International does not imply permission to use any NAESA developed training materials, exams or other copyrighted material, in whole or in part, in a provider’s training presentation. These materials have been developed exclusively for the use of instructors contracted by, and representing, NAESA International.
Approved continuing education providers who do not adhere to this policy may be denied when submitting future requests.
To view the most current list of approved seminars, please click here.