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Automotive Technology

Two separate smog licenses available -
Technicians have the choice of obtaining
either one or both licenses. 
Inspector Repair Technician

 

Inspects and certifies vehicles which require a Smog Check Inspection.

 

 

May not perform diagnosis/and or repairs to correct a smog check failure (unless you also posses a current Smog Check Repair Technician License).

 

 

May work as a licensed inspector in a licensed Test-Only or a Test-and-repair station.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

You must complete both Level 1 and Level 2 training courses and pass the state licensing exam. No work experience is required.

 

 

 

De Anza Auto Tech Recommends:

Completion of Auto 65P (Level 1*) and 65W (Level 2)

 

 

Note: Certain work experience, an AA/AS automotive technology degree, and or current ASE certifications A6, A8, & L1 may qualify you for licensing options (i.e. skipping the level 1 training requirement). For detailed licensing requirements refer to the BAR web site at Link to BAR Licensing.

 

*Experienced candidates may skip the level 1 training requirement if they posses current ASE A6, A8, & L1 certifications, or possess an AA/AS degree in Automotive Technology and have 1 year experience, or have 2 years experience and have completed BAR specified training. Refer to the BAR web site for current details

 

Performs diagnosis and repairs of smog check inspection failures.

 

Smog check repairs must be completed by licensed repair technicians in a licensed Test-and-repair or Test-only station.

 

May not perform a Smog Check Inspection (unless you also posses a Smog Check Inspector License).

 

 

Qualifications:

AA/AS degree or higher in automotive technology from a state accredited or recognized college, public school, or trade school, and have 1 year automotive repair experience in engine performance

 

De Anza Auto Tech Recommends:.

Completion of Auto 60 Series to earn your AS degree in Advanced Engine Performance. Click here for more information.

 

Note: Certain work experience, an AA/AS automotive technology degree, and or current ASE certifications A6, A8, & L1 may qualify you for additional licensing options.

 

 

 

For detailed licensing requirements refer to the BAR web site at Link to BAR licensing

 

ASE exams available at ASE Test Centers, register in spring, summer, or fall at www.ase.com (two years related work experience required for ASE certification). Two years of auto tech training are equivalent to 1 year work experience.

 

 



Automotive Technology
Building: E1
Contact: Randy Bryant
Phone: 408.864.8840
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Last Updated: 1/15/13