Apprenticeship Program

Ask about our Apprenticeship Program

Becoming a licensed elevator mechanic was a career I wanted to do for quite a long time. If it weren’t for the CET program and above all Vertical Options Elevator, I may not have ever gotten the opportunity to experience this awesome trade!
– Jonah

My apprenticeship at Vertical Options has been a wonderful experience. I am grateful that I have been able to learn from talented, experienced, knowledgeable mechanics all while earning a living and providing for my family. It has given me the confidence to know that I am capable of providing high level service to my customers.
– Matt

Program Overview

Our program consists of 8,000 On the Job Training (OJT) hours and 576 Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI) or classroom hours. This takes approximately 4-5 years to complete. Our classroom instruction takes place one night per week for 4 hours from September to June.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must meet the following requirements to qualify for an interview for Apprenticeship:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Obtain an official copy of High School Transcripts or High School Equivalency with official test result
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties of the trade
  • Obtain minimum passing scores
  • Hold a current and valid state issued driver’s license and dependable means of transportation to and from job sites in the geographical area covered by our apprenticeship standards.
  • Be able to write and speak the English language

Other Requirements

Applicants selected for hire will be required to submit to the following as conditions of employment:

  • Complete and pass a background check & urinalysis test at no cost to the applicant
  • Submit proof of residency within 50 miles of downtown Spokane, within 60 days of selection.

Vertical Options Elevator Apprenticeship Program Standards #1966