There are two licenses available to a current technician or a perspective technician:

Smog Check Inspector Technician Smog Check Repair Technician

Students with minimal or no experience must complete both Level 1 Inspector and Level 2 Inspector classes and pass the state licensing exam to obtain their Inspectors License. Please see the Smog Inspector Flow Chart below.

Level I Inspector Course - 68 Hours$875.00

This course is a minimum of 68 hours in length and is designed for Inspector applicants with little or no automotive experience and covers the following topics:

  • Safety
  • Fundamentals of Engine Theory and Emission Controls
  • Design and operation for gasoline and diesel engines
  • Cooling systems
  • Exhaust systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Ignition systems
  • Induction systems
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Carburetion
  • Engine management systems and on-board diagnostics
  • Emission control theory, design, and operation
  • Emissions cause and effect.
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Level II Inspector Course - 28 Hours$380.00

This course is a minimum of 28 hours in length and is designed for Inspector applicants and covers the following topics:

  • Smog Check Procedures
  • Safety
  • Administrative requirements of Smog Check Program
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Visual Inspection procedures
  • Functional testing procedures
  • Emissions testing procedures
  • General information when completing a Smog Check inspection
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NOTE: Level 1 class may be bypassed if you meet the criteria from the Smog Inspector Flow Chart below. 

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