(1) An applicant for an elevator mechanic's license shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the department that the applicant has:
(a) successfully completed a state-approved apprenticeship or other education program that meets requirements established by department rule; or
(b) has three years of experience verified by current or previous employers and, except as provided in (2), passed a written examination administered by the department.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the experience option requirement for licensure as an elevator mechanic, one year equals at least 1500 hours as verified by current or previous employers. The department may, for good cause, allow a substitute means of verification of the three-year experience requirement as determined appropriate in the department's sole discretion, such as employment, payroll, or tax records.
(3) An applicant for a limited mechanic's license shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the department that the applicant has passed a written examination administered by the department.