BAR Educational Advisory Group Meeting - January 13, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(Or until close of business)

Public Participation Information

Webex (Event Password: BAR01132022)
General Webex Instructions

Educational Advisory Group Members

Phil Fournier, Independent Instructor
Gary Houseman, Smog Check Repair Technician
Craig Johnson, Owner, Craig Johnson Automotive
Mike Morse, Yuba College
Mike Palmer, Owner, Midas Muffler
Ruben Parra, Skyline College
Bud Rice, Owner, Quality Tune-Up
Kevin Rogers, Cosumnes River College
Steve Tomory, Rio Hondo College


  1. Welcome and Introductions - Mark Isaacs, BAR Hardware Certification and Schools Unit

  2. Institution/Instructor Regulations Package Update - Matt Mahlke, BAR Hardware Certification and Schools Unit

  3. AB 471 Status - Matthew Gibson, BAR Enforcement Operations Branch

  4. Scholarship Opportunities - Group Discussion

  5. Inspector and Technician Shortages - Group Discussion

  6. Inspector Update Training Platform - Matt Mahlke, BAR Hardware Certification and Schools Unit

  7. Certified Institution/Certified Instructor Recertification - Janelle Calindas, BAR Hardware Certification and Schools Unit

  8. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

  9. Next Educational Advisory Group Meeting - Thursday, July 14, 2022

  10. Adjournment

Notices to the Public

Meeting materials are available on the BAR Educational Advisory Group page.

For questions about this meeting or to request a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the meeting, contact the Hardware Certification and Schools Unit at Please submit your request at least five business days before the meeting to help ensure availability of the accommodation.