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Chicago's AIC (Annual Inspection Certificate) Program

Elevator Inspection Service Company is a leading inspection company for Chicago's AIC Program and has been performing inspections since the program launched.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the AIC Compliance Requirement?

The requirement for AIC is that elevators are inspected on a yearly basis.  The NEW requirement is for compliance by the due date (i.e., elevators must pass inspection before their unique deadline date).

What is the AIC Inspection Process?

Log on to your account using your Username and password to assign your conveyances. Click on your current open inspection year and scroll down to 'Manage your Inspector Assignments.' Scroll down to Elevator Inspection Services (License Number IL 03861) and click on 'assign'Our inspector inspects the assigned conveyance device(s) and enters results into the AIC portal within 5 business days.  Please see below if your conveyance is overdue (outside of the current inspection year).

What if my inspection due date has passed?

IF you are outside of the required inspection cycle (past due date), please contact EIS. 

I have assigned EIS (through the AIC website) to inspect my elevator, what happens next? 

Ensure you are contracted with EIS prior to assigning inspection. EIS will schedule and perform the inspection and enter the results on the AIC website. 

Conveyance PASSES

What Next?

Inspector certifies the conveyance device passed inspection - Congratulations.

What happens next?

1. Owner pays AIC program fee through AIC website;

2. Owner downloads and prints certificate;

3. Owner displays certificate at device. 

 

Set a reminder to visit the AIC website to 'assign' Elevator Inspection Services for your inspection next year.

Conveyance FAILS

Now What?

HELP, my conveyance device failed inspection (minor repairs).

What should I do now?

 

1) Inspector notifies owner of necessary repairs required for compliance

- Inspector reports that device failed on AIC portal

2) Owner contacts maintenance company to make necessary repairs (60-day window).

3) Owner requests re-inspection to confirm subsequent compliance.

- Inspector reports compliance if the device passes.

- Owner pays AIC fee, prints and displays Certificate of Compliance.

You may wish to file for an extension certificate to avoid expensive fees and fines!

 

HELP, my conveyance failed a previous inspection. What should I do now?

Timing is of the essence!  It is recommended you file for an extension prior to your deadline.  The extension certificate will grant property an additional 60 days past the original due date to bring the device into compliance. (Note: additional fees will apply)

 

Why should I file for an extension certificate?

 

AIC will no longer issue 'conditional certificates', thus ALL units must be in compliance.  Fines/fees range from a minimum of $500 to several thousands.  It can get very expensive, very quickly!

HOW do I file for an extension certificate?

 

Again, timing is of the essence!  It is recommended you file for an extension prior to your deadline  The extension certificate will grant property an additional 60 days past the original due date to bring the device into compliance. (Note: additional fees will apply)