What You Need to Know About Elevator Inspections in Various States

We specialize in code compliant third-party test witnessing that is required by jurisdictions in Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC. Our team has gathered everything you need to know about each state’s requirements, as well as the latest updates on vertical transportation system inspections.


The State of Virginia requires a third-party qualified elevator inspector (QEI) to witness the annual equipment testing performed by your maintenance company. We provide this service with a routine inspection at a coordinated appointment with your maintenance company.

Various Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in Virginia require a semi-annual routine inspection. Contact us for your AHJ’s requirements.

Please note that most certificates are generated by the AHJ and certificate costs are generally not included in our inspection fees.


Do you have an elevator in Prince William County?
Follow this link for their program's details.

West Virginia

Our team provides third-party annual test witnessing and inspection services during a coordinated appointment with your elevator maintenance company. Reports are submitted to the AHJ by our inspector.

The elevator certificate is issued by the West Virginia Division of Labor and not our office. Please pay your West Virginia Division of Labor (WVDoL) invoice for a prompt delivery of your certificate. Please note that certificate fees are not included in our invoice for the inspection.


WV Division of Labor - Safety Section

1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
State Capitol Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558-2415

District of Columbia

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) requires building owners to arrange code-compliant inspections with their third-party company. We are happy to provide a quote regarding your location. 

Need your District of Columbia elevator certificate?

View the steps in the

"Citizen Guide to Submitting Online Application for New Elevator Certificate & Online Request for Elevator Certificate Renewal" (dated March 21, 2021) linked below.

Citizen Guide - Online Certificates

Certainly contact our office for report copies including the DCRA Completion Certification needed in obtaining new/renewal certificates.


As of May 9th 2022 Central Elevator Inspection Services II, LLC has made the important decision to focus service to locations in Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. One of our most effective inspection providers, Joshua Reid, has announced the creation of a new company, Ascend Elevator Inspection Service. Ascend will be the entity providing the third party elevbator inspection services to our existing Maryland customers.

For more information and to schedule your inspection please contact Ascend at the information below.


Ascend Elevator Inspection Service, LLC
Josh Reid
PO Box 126
Williamsport, MD 21795
(240) 818-9510


Maryland's Department of Labor

Contact list for Maryland's Department of Labor Safety Inspection Group

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