Elevator Mechanic and Limited Mechanic Tests

Elevator Exam Test Information


Please contact the Division of Elevator Safety at SFM.ElevatorsMechanicExamRequests@illinois.gov with the requested level of examination and the following personal information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Driver's License Number
  • Telephone Number
  • E-Mail Address
  • Name of Exam

There will be a fee of $100.00 to take the exam.

Pearson Vue will email the Candidate with instructions for registration and scheduling their exam.

The Candidate will be able to personally schedule and pay the $100 fee for their test on the Pearson Vue site: 

All exam retakes at a Pearson VUE test center will be $59, payable by the candidate.

  • Candidate will select a date and time for exam.
  • Candidate will pay the $100 fee for the exam.
  • Web scheduling is available 24/7. 
  • Pearson Vue will email confirmations to candidates when they schedule, cancel, or reschedule an exam. 
  • Pearson Vue website address is https://home.pearsonvue.com   

Two (2) forms of identification are required at the testing center.  One government issued, photo- and signature-bearing ID (passport, driver's license, etc.) and one alternate ID (for example, a credit card).

The Candidate will receive immediate exam results of pass/fail.

Candidates are provided with one exam authorization.  Individuals must be reauthorized by the Elevator Division for each exam retake attempt, in the event that they fail the exam (this is the current Request for Exam process).  Candidates may cancel or reschedule their exam no later than 48 hours before their reservation date and time or else they will forfeit their test fee.