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Training

Initial License Requirements

The information below describes the training requirements that must be met to be eligible to take the applicable Smog Check license examination.

Smog Check Inspector

Smog Check Repair Technician

BAR-Certified Smog Check Schools and Courses

License Renewal Requirements

Smog Check Inspector

Smog Check Inspectors are required to complete 4 hours of BAR-certified update training every two years for license renewal. The required Smog Check Inspector Update Training is provided online through BAR at the link below.

Smog Check Repair Technician

Smog Check Repair Technicians are required to complete 16 hours of update training from a BAR-certified training institution every two years for license renewal. Courses cannot be repeated for license renewal credit. The school and course locator is provided through the California Automotive Resource Center.

Additional Online Training

Smog Check Inspector

Smog Check Information Series

Resources