Take Your Pick!

Two separate smog licenses are available. Technicians have the choice of obtaining either or both.

  • Inspector

    As a licensed smog inspector, you 

    • Inspect and certify vehicles which require a Smog Check Inspection.
    • May not perform diagnosis/and or repairs to correct a smog check failure (unless you also posses a current Smog Check Repair Technician License).
    • May work as a licensed inspector in a licensed Test-Only or a Test-and-repair station. 

    Qualifications:

    You must complete both Level 1 and Level 2 training courses and pass the state licensing exam. No work experience is required.

    We Recommend:

    Completion of Auto 65P (Level 1*) and 65W (Level 2)

    Certain work experience, an AA/AS automotive technology degree, and or current ASE certifications A6, A8, & L1 may qualify you for licensing options (i.e. skipping the level 1 training requirement). For detailed licensing requirements refer to the Bureau of Automotive Repair licensing website.

    *Experienced candidates may skip the level 1 training requirement if they posses current ASE A6, A8, & L1 certifications, or possess an AA/AS degree in Automotive Technology and have 1 year experience, or have 2 years experience and have completed BAR specified training. Refer to the BAR web site for current details

  • Repair Technician

    As a licensed repair technician, you 

    • Perform diagnosis and repairs of smog check inspection failures.
    • Perform smog check repairs in a licensed Test-and-Repair or Test-Only station.
    • May not perform a Smog Check Inspection (unless you also posses a Smog Check Inspector License).

    Qualifications:

    AA/AS degree or higher in automotive technology from a state accredited or recognized college, public school, or trade school, and have 1 year automotive repair experience in engine performance.

    We Recommend:

    Completion of Auto 60 Series to earn your AS degree in Advanced Engine Performance. Learn more about Auto 60 Series.

    Certain work experience, an AA/AS automotive technology degree, and or current ASE certifications A6, A8, & L1 may qualify you for additional licensing options.

    For detailed licensing requirements refer to the Bureau of Automotive Repair licensing website.

    ASE exams available at ASE Test Centers, register in spring, summer, or fall at www.ase.com (two years related work experience required for ASE certification). Two years of auto tech training are equivalent to 1 year work experience.

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