Smog License & Renewal
Are you interested in becoming certified to inspect cars for a smog check? We can help you get licensed! SCC’s Automotive department is Bureau of Automotive Repair Certified and offers Smog Check training for anyone interested in being STAR Certified in the state of California as a licensed smog check inspector. And, you don’t need any previous training to take the first course.
BAR-Certified Smog Check Schools
BAR-certified or specified training classes may only be provided by BAR-certified schools and BAR-certified instructors. Not all certified schools offer all of the classes, and class schedules are typically based on demand. Check the searchable database of BAR-certified Smog Check schools to find a school near you. Contact the school directly to determine class schedules and costs.
ATEC 148A Special Topics – Smog Check Level 1
2.5 Units Hours: 32-36 lecture, 32-36 lab.
Level 1 – Engine and Emission Control Training. This training is intended to provide the 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 Check Inspector license. The training is a minimum of 68 hours and must be completed at a Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) certified school. To pass Level 1 training, a student must successfully complete a series of hands-on assessments and pass a written examination.
ATEC 148B Special Topics – Smog Check Level II
Prerequisite: ATEC 148A with a minimum grade of C.
1.0 Unit Hours: 16-18 lecture, 8-9 lab.
Level 2 – Smog Check Procedures Training. This training provides students the procedural knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. This training is a minimum of 28 hours and must be completed at a BAR-certified school. The Smog Check Procedures Training must be completed by all Inspector candidates. To pass Level 2 training, a student must successfully complete a series of hands-on assessments and pass a written examination. 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.
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