Certified hoist operator training school.

Call us: 604-427-2161


Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions

What do I need for the course?

Students need to bring pen & paper, as well as their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), which includes CSA-approved steel toe boots, a hard hat, and a high visibility safety vest.

Please dress for the weather as you will be outside at times when completing the practical component of your course. 


How much does the course cost?

Starting in 2024 the course fees are $2,000 plus applicable taxes (GST 5%) or $2,100 including tax

Note: All student registrations paid using a credit card will incur additional processing fee. Effective June 1st 2024.

How often are the courses scheduled and how long are they?

The course is offered once per month and runs for 3 days, between the hours of 8-3:30 p.m. (+30 minute lunch break). 

Check our monthly training calendar for a list of scheduled class times. 



How do I register?

To register for a seat, please email jhits@alimakgroup.com

  Class sizes are limited, and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment is required in full to secure your spot.

We accept cash, cheques, electronic fund transfers, and credit cards.

  • Note: Credit cards will be charged an additional processing fee 

Payment and cancellation policy: Cancellation requests must be received in writing within 72 hours (3 business days).

A non-refundable cancellation fee of $500 will apply to late cancellation requests including “no-shows”.

Cancellation requests must be sent by email to: jhits@alimakgroup.com

How long is the license good for?

The license is good for 1 year.

It can and must be renewed before it expires through Technical Safety BC.

If the license is not renewed before it expires, then you will have to retake the course.



Will information on inside elevators be covered?

We will briefly touch base on inside elevators; however, it’s not the main subject of the course.

This Industrial Hoist Operator course and content that is provided over the 3 days, typically covers the information necessary for many students to successfully write and pass the “inside elevator” certification examination through Technical Safety B.C.



How much is the Technical Safety BC Exam?

Approximately $150.

Upon successful completion of this training program, students will then qualify to write their final certification exam through Technical Safety B.C. 


Who books the exam at Technical Safety BC?

Each student is responsible for booking their own examination after passing this course.

They can apply through this link.


What happens if I fail?

Students are allowed to retake this course up to two times.

The first retake will cost an additional $300, and the second retake is free.

If a student does not pass after the second retake, they will be deemed unfit to be a Hoist Operator.



Is the school transit accessible?

Yes, our school runs along Fraser Highway located in Langley, which has bus stops all along it.

Plan your route and plan to arrive early on the day of classes, as students who are late may not be permitted entry and may be considered a “no-show”. Please call the school directly, to inform them of your late arrival at 604-427-2161.



Can WE get you a job?

No, we do not provide you with employment opportunities.

We provide you with top-notch technical and hands-on practical training so you can find your own new career path amongst the many high-rise construction jobs available in B.C. and Canada.