Smog Check Repair Technicians are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of automotive technology update training every two years for license renewal.
UT059 - Circuit Testing Tools & Strategies
The Level 1 training is intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge of engine and emission control theory, design and operation. Students who successfully complete this training will have met the first step of the Bureau of Automotive Repair's training requirements for inexperienced or minimally experienced candidates for the smog inspector license.
Training Prerequisite: None
The Level 2 Smog Check Procedures Training must be completed by all Inspector candidates. This training provides students the procedural knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who complete and pass this training will have met the Bureau's training requirements to qualify to take the Smog Check Inspector state licensing examination.
Training Prerequisite: Level 1 or BAR Specified
BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training represents one of four options a Repair Technician candidate may choose to qualify for the initial state licensing examination. Specifically, candidates with at least two years of engine performance repair experience may complete this training to qualify for the state licensing examination. The training provides students with comprehensive knowledge related to the diagnosis and repair of Smog Check failures.
BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training is valid for 5 years. Level 2 is require for initial Test & Repair certification.
This training class will provide remedial training to licensed Smog Check Inspectors who have received a citation by the bureau and mandated to complete corrective training.
Actual training hours could vary depending on the conditions of the citation issued by the bureau. As applicable, the training includes a quiz to confirm the on-line training component, a review of the official inspection procedures, hands-on assessments using vehicles with emission control defects or tampers, and a final written exam.
Upon completion, technicians will be emailed a certificate. The certificate must be sent in to the BAR by the technician.
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