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Created by the International Union of Elevator Construction (IUEC) and the National Elevator Industry, Inc., the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) is a joint labor-management and education program that serves the IUEC industry. Its EIAT Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (aka Elevator Test) aims to provide skill and knowledge to candidates who can, later on, utilize while working in the elevator industry.

The purpose of the EIAT is to gauge the ability of the candidate to work in the elevator industry. To pass the test, the candidate will need to complete two stages: a pre-apprenticeship aptitude test, followed by an interview. To pass, candidates will need to reach 70 points or higher. If you did not pass, you can re-apply for the test again.

The purpose of the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT) is to gauge the ability of the candidate to work in the elevator industry.

The written test features a variety of reading, mechanical and numerical questions. The interview potion highlights your behavior and personality, work experience, school record, and much more. The test-interview is conducted by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) and will take at least 15-20 minutes. In the interview, you will be judged by each interviewer and the average of your two scores will become the final interview score.

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The final assessment is based on a four-tier system:

  • Tier 1 – 96-100 points
  • Tier 2 – 90-95 points
  • Tier 3 – 80-89 points
  • Tier 4 – 70-79 points

The process to be an Elevator Constructor Apprentice is as follows:

  1. Apply for the relevant position
  2. Complete the application process
  3. Pass the aptitude test
  4. Complete the tool assessment test
  5. Pass the interview process and you’re done!

Common and past names of the test:

  • Elevator Test
  • Elevator Industry Aptitude Test
  • Elevator Mechanic Apprenticeship Entrance Exam
  • Elevator Mechanics Exam
  • Elevator Apprenticeship Test
  • NEIEP Aptitude Test
  • NEIEP Application Test
  • Tech Elevator Aptitude Test

Test Features

Help in becoming a professional elevator installer

Since the NEIEP develops the test, if you pass, it should be simple to obtain a professional apprenticeship job.

Used by many renowned companies

The Elevator Apprentice Test is used by many companies, such as IUEC, OTIS, and Skyline; simply pass the test and get employment in these companies.

Same questions for all candidates

Since all applicants will be asked the same set of questions, be prepared! Practice sample questions to get the hang of what the interviewer can ask.

Simple and accessible

To become an apprentice, you have to complete the application process by filling out the associated form. To request the application, just contact the nearest branch of the International Union of Elevator Contractors.

Technical Facts

Are you preparing for an apprenticeship in the elevator industry? If so, you have to pass the EIAT. Here are some technical facts you should know before taking the test:

Sections covered

The test will feature three main areas:

  1. Reading Comprehension: brush-up your reading skills.
  2. Mechanical Comprehension: this will assess your ability to understand mechanical concepts.
  3. Arithmetic computation: this will test your math skills.

Who can apply?

To apply, a candidate needs to be over the age of 18 and either have his or her high school diploma or GED certificate.

Where do I send my application?

All documents including the complete Apprenticeship application, the copy of the GED certificate or high school diploma are submitted online.

What happens after I submit my application?

After an application is submitted, you will have to pass two more steps: The Elevator Industry Aptitude Test and the interview.

How can I apply for the test?

Approach your local branch of the International Union of Elevator Construction (IUEC) to take the test. They will give you details about the application packages and apprenticeship programs.

When should I expect to take the test?

The IUEC will send you the date and time of your Elevator Industry Aptitude Test once you complete the application, or after your high school transcript or GED results arrive if these are not yet available at the time of your application.

Is there a penalty for wrong answers?

There’s no penalty for incorrect answers, which means you can also guess if you don’t know the correct answer.

What is the minimum targeted score?

Any candidate who scores below 70 is not eligible for the next stage. To pass the test, you need to answer correctly at least 70% of the questions.

What to expect from the interview?

Once you pass the aptitude exam, you will be scheduled for the interview. You will receive notification of the day and time of the interview.

Who will perform the interview?

The interview is conducted by two members of the JAC (Joint Apprenticeship Committee). Usually, one interviewer will be connected to the International Union of Elevator Construction (IUEC), and the other will be connected to the industry.

How long will the interview be?

The interview usually lasts for 15-20 minutes. The interviewer will ask each candidate the exact same questions, and the candidates will be assessed by their mechanical ability, past work experience, and personality.

Do the two interviewers score individually?

Yes! You will get a score from each interviewer, and then the average of the two scores will become your final interview score. You will be ranked via the four-tier ranking system, which is based on your final scores.

What if I fail in the exam?

You will not be interviewed if you fail to reach the minimum score. However, you can re-apply for the next recruitment period.

Note: the higher your score, the higher the chance an employer will hire you. Practicing is essential.


Who will administer the test?

The International Union of Elevator Construction (IUEC) administers the test.

What score is needed to pass the test?

You need to score at least 70/100 to pass the test. If you got 69.5 or less, you will have to reapply for the test.

How will I know if I am eligible for the test?

Within 15 days of the IUEC receiving your application and associated documents, you will get an exam date.

Will I be informed of my eligibility for the interview?

You will get a notification for the date and time of the interview if you are qualified for it.

Is there anything else required to qualify for the test?

Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility, nothing else is needed to qualify for the test.

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Test Provider

Companies like OTIS and Kone rely on the test to ensure they have skilled and professional elevator installers and repairers employed.

NEIEP, the National Elevator Industry Educational Program, has served the International Union of Elevator Construction (IUEC) for many years. Companies have been relying on NEIEP because of their meticulous curriculum design and evaluation program. NEIEP’s aim is to improve the skills, knowledge, and mechanical skills of the candidates, and to help them get ready for the expected job.

Disclaimer – All the information and prep materials on iPrep are genuine and were created for tutoring purposes. iPrep is not affiliated with NEIEP nor with IUEC, which are the owners of the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test.

About this Course

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Welcome to iPrep’s Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT) course.

This course will help you boost your skills and with it your confidence towards your upcoming aptitude test. This is the test that you need to pass in order to be accepted for the IUEC apprenticeship programs. The course will provide you with the following tools and benefits:

  • You will become familiar with the test’s various types of questions.
  • You will be given an EIAT-style simulation test. This simulation is divided into two sections – the Math and Mechanical Comprehension section and the Reading Comprehension section. Each section includes similar questions to those you will encounter in the real test with the same level of difficulty. Experiencing the test’s time pressure will ensure it will not come as a surprise on test day.
  • You will be provided with a great variety of helpful tips for the different types of questions. Some of the tips are in the introductory sections while most are in the detailed explanations that follow each question.

9.0 Learning Hours2+7 Practice Tests308 Questions30 Day Access

By the end of this course, you will be more knowledgeable and comfortable with the aptitude test – Knowledge and familiarity with the test are the two most significant factors that can help you maximize your score and improve your chances of success.

The course is comprised of both practice and learning sessions. We will guide you through learning lessons with essential information about your upcoming elevator mechanic apprenticeship aptitude test. These lessons will help you understand the underlying technics that are essential for succeeding in the test.

The course is then concluded by its core component – simulating timed EIAT-style tests that follow the structure and concepts of the elevator industry aptitude Test. Once done, you will be able to get full question explanations and even see how well you performed in comparison with other people who have taken the test.

Wishing you an enjoyable learning experience!


Skills You Will Learn

Basic mathBasic algebraReading comprehensionMechanical comprehension



  1. Course Introduction
  2. Question Types Introduction
  3. Test-Taking Tips
  4. Elevator Industry Aptitude Test-Style Simulations
  5. Course Conclusion


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  1. Avatar
    Moses T*****
      October 26, 2019 at 11:34 PM

    I’ve been studying for a week I hope I past my test with a 70% or higher I’m looking for a new job. The mechanical comprehension was very useful?

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    Ralph H********
      October 18, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    This prep course is most comprehensive and contains many excellent test taking strategies!! I appreciate the practice tests and the after the test review of the questions. Thank you again!

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    david r****
      October 2, 2019 at 10:01 PM

    Very nice test prep! Great lessons and exams. I am prepared to pass, Great success!

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    Timothy K****
      September 27, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    What a highly informative learning experience. Every aspect of what you need to know to ace the exam in one place!

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    jon b****
      September 24, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Great review I haven’t done math in years good to brush up on it before taking the real.

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    Larry N******
      September 2, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    So far, so good it gives good insight on what to expect in the exam

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    Miguel M******
      August 27, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Very informative Lots of great information worth the money I would buy it again .

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    Billy K***
      August 20, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Full of knowledge. I was much more prepared for the EIAT test. Would recommend to anyone looking to get in as an apprentice.

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    Marcel M********
      August 18, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Great questions and explanations to help prepare, I would recommend this Iprep to anyone, it really helps people prepare the best way they can

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    William K*****
      July 17, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    While I liked the course and feel better for having studied, the actual test was much more rudimentary than the practice. I did not see one question with math formulas, nor math word problems.

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        August 18, 2019 at 8:04 AM

      UPDATE Aug-18-2019: *** The course was revised according to the latest EIAT test format. Math word problems and formulas were removed and the simulations now focus mainly on arithmetic computation including fractions and decimals.

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    Alex K***
      June 11, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    The IPrep course has greatly helped me prepare for my elevator test I don’t believe I would be able to complete the aptitude test without purchasing this course and using it to study to prepare for the actual aptitude test thank you! 10/10 would recommend

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    Joshua S****
      May 21, 2019 at 12:39 AM

    This really gave me the confidence I needed to ace my test!

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      March 27, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    I have learned a new path in my career choice

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    Conrad H***
      February 27, 2019 at 4:00 AM

    Very helpful, it was a great way to brush up on my test taking skills!

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    Josh A*******
      February 27, 2019 at 1:56 AM

    Thanks for the help. This was a lifesaver for me.

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    barton p*****
      February 25, 2019 at 3:14 AM

    sample questions were great and very helpful for testing and helps build confidence

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    Jerrel S****
      February 20, 2019 at 10:55 PM

    Great tips always helpful to have something to go off of when learning something new

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    Sting F****
      February 11, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Real easy to grasp what they’re trying to teach you the tips are very insightful too!

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    Ricky M*******
      February 5, 2019 at 6:07 AM

    Great study guide! I don’t think I would pass without this guide.

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      February 5, 2019 at 4:17 AM

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