MN 16 Hour Package for Master and Journeyman Elevator Constructors
- 16 Hour Course
This package provides a total of sixteen credit hours, giving the licensee all of the continuing education they need to renew their master or journeyworker elevator constructor license in Minnesota. The package is split into 5 different classes, adding up to the total sixteen hours of instruction.
The package begins with a four-hour course on the changes to Chapters 6 and 8 of the ASME code, going over the changes made to ASME A17.1-2016, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. Topics covered in this class are updated references to standards and clarifications for drive-chain devices, changes made to security, engineering tests, and alterations, as well as the new portions of the code added with the changes that relate to braking-distance monitors.
Following this is a six-hour course on Chapters 1-5 and 7 of the ASME code. In this class, we include coverage of the updates to the definitions in Chapter 1, revisions relating to elastomeric buffers in Chapter 2, revisions made to hydraulic elevator code in Chapter 3, new code added to Chapter 4, changes made to the code for special purpose personnel elevators in Chapter 5, and finally each revision made to Chapter 7 of the code.
After this is a two-hour course on elevator technology. In the class, we go over a survey of some of the latest developments in elevator technology, giving a special emphasis on how these developments affect elevator constructors. There are a total of 7 lessons in this course, including topics like "green elevators," changes to the 2017 NEC Article 620, pool lifts, high-tech enhancements to maintenance procedures, and the ASME A17.4-1999 Guide for Emergency Personnel.
Next is a two-hour course on the 2020 NEC Chapter 7 code changes. The class covers every significant change made to Chapter 7 in the 2020 National Electrical Code. This is the most varied Chapter in the NEC, including the provisions for such "special conditions" as emergency back-up systems, limited power circuits, and optical fiber cable as well as the rapidly changing Articles on direct current microgrids, interconnected sources of power supply, energy storage, and stand-alone systems.
Finally, to finish the package we have a two-hour course on the 2020 NEC Chapter 3 code changes. This is a critical Chapter, addressing the most central provisions of the NEC for safe and reliable wiring methods that affect almost every kind of electrical installation. We cover each of the changes in detail, including explanations for why the changes were made.
Throughout the course there are in-text questions, to test your knowledge as you go. There are also periodic incremental quizzes which will be presented in order to test you on the material we've covered. Once you're finished with this package, you'll have completed all of the credit hours for renewing your license, all at your own pace!
Show Course ID: 1
- Course ID(s): 20200591, 20200590, 20180143, 20200255, 20200226
- Approved By: Minnesota Department of Labor & Industries
Darren DeJoy’s code knowledge, skill with customer relations, and ability to find ideal solutions for code compliance at a reasonable cost has made him a leader in this field. His experience includes:
Helper for new construction and repair at S & N Elevator Company,
19 years with Westinghouse Elevator Corp. as elevator construction and repair mechanic as well as running a service route for many years.
Seven years with Minnesota Elevator Inc. as an Elevator Modernization Sales Engineer (where his co-workers dubbed him the “Elevator Code Guru,” to recognize his expertise and willingness to help anyone who may have questions on elevator code).
Five years with All City Elevator, Inc., in modernization, new construction sales, consulting & project management.
Became a QEI and served as a State Elevator Inspector.
Member of 12-person Minnesota Elevator Advisory Committee during review and recommendations for adoption of ASME A17.1-2004-05 and 2010 Elevator Safety Code. He has also written some of the Minnesota provisions in Chapter 1307, the administrative rules that amend and adopt ASME A17.1.
Darren founded ESTEP (Elevator Safety Training for Emergency Personnel) in 2001 and continues to provides trainings he developed based on the ASME A17.4-1999 “Guide for Emergency Personnel”for firefighters and first responders in elevator rescue and the use of Phase I and Phase II fire recall throughout the state.
In 2009, Darren helped reassemble the “Elevator Association of Minnesota” and is currently the chairman of the EAM’s code committee.
Beginning in 2018, Darren joined Elevator Technical Consulting, Inc., a Vertical Transportation Consulting firm established in 2014 based out of Minneapolis. Darren and Greg Gehring of Elevator TCI utilize their 80 years of combined experience to provide expertise and guidance for clients in almost all aspects of the industry.