LICENSING PROCESS

SMOG INSPECTOR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Inspector license requirements are the following 2 classes:

1.Complete Engine and Emissions Control Training (Level 1) provided by BAR Certified Schools (required for candidates with minimal or no automotive experience, only experienced candidates that meet the requirements for option 2 can skip this course).

2.Complete BAR’S Smog Check Inspection Training (Level 2) provided by BAR certified school

3.Pass the state licensing examination

4.Renew license biannually with BAR update training

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SMOG TEST AND REPAIR TECHNICIAN LICENSE REQUIREMENT 

To obtain both “Inspector and Repair” license the candidate must check both boxes on the application for both inspector and repair and have the following qualifications. 

1.Meet any one of the 5 qualifications:

1.1) Possess certification in the categories of Electrical /Electronic systems (A6), Engine Performance (A8), Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1) from National Institute For Automotive Service Excellence (ASE): or

1.2)Possess An Associate of Arts or Associate Of Science Degree or higher in Automotive Technology from a state accredited or recognized college, Public School, or Trade School, and have one year automotive repair experience in the Engine Performance area: or 

1.3)Possess a Certificate in Automotive Technology from a state accredited or recognized college, school or Trade school with a minimum of 720 hours of course work that includes at least 280 hours in Engine Performance area, and have one year Automotive Experience in the engine performance area: or

1.4)Have a minimum of two years’ experience in the engine performance area, and successfully complete Bureau-Specified diagnostic and Repair Training provided by a BAR certified School within the last 5 years

1.5)Have 2 years of comparable military experience and/or experience in the engine performance area

And:

2.Complete BAR’S Smog Check Inspection Training (Level 2) provided by BAR certified school

3.Pass the state licensing examinations in both inspector and repair to acquire both inspector and repair licenses

4.Renew license biannually with BAR update training

5.Bureau-Specified diagnostic and Repair Training and ASE certification is good for 5 years and must be maintained in order to keep a repair license current

 

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