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Pennsylvania State Inspection Certification

The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

NOTE: The Baseline exam must be completed by every new applicant who does not currently hold a valid state inspection license. The Category 1 exam covers cars, light trucks and light trailers. The Category 2 exam covers motorcycles and the Category 3 exam covers heavy-truck and heavy trailers. The fee covers one category only. Additional categories are also available for an additional fee and may be taken concurrently with the basic course or at a later date following completion of the basic course. If you wish to take any of these categories in combination, you must use a separate course reference number (CRN) for each when registering.

Safety Inspection Certification (Baseline)
PDS 7005 / Length: 21 hours
Cost: $150 

CRN 1752 Mon & Wed
September 9-18
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1753 Mon & Wed
October 21-30
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1754 Mon, Wed
December 2-11
Saturday
December 14
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple

Automobile Safety Inspection Certification (Category 1)
PDS 7000 / Length: 21 hours 
Cost: $50

CRN 541 Mon & Wed
September 9-18
Saturday
September 21
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 542 Mon & Wed
October 21-30
Saturday
November 2
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 543 Mon & Wed
December 2-11
Saturday
December 14
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Certification (Category 3)
PDS 7002 / Length: 21 hours 
Cost: $70

CRN 898 Mon & Wed
September 9-18
Saturday
September 21
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 899 Mon & Wed
October 21-30
Saturday
November 2
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 900 Mon & Wed
December 2-11
Saturday
December 14
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple

Safety Inspection Recertification
The purpose of the course to help prepare students for the PA State Inspection recertification test. It will be held simultaneously with the Safety Inspection Certification class for three evenings.

PDS 7004 / Length: 10.5 hours
Cost: $75 

CRN 1429 Mon & Wed
September 9-16
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1430 Mon & Wed
October 21-28
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1431 Mon & Wed
December 2-9
5:30-9 p.m. Marple

EEIC Recertification
All Pennsylvania Emission technicians and Emission Repair technicians are required to recertify every two years. This course includes a review of current PA Emission regulations and the online exam. Note: Students must also purchase the online exam from the PA training portal at patrainingportal.com prior to the class. Students must bring their patrainingportal.com “9,000,000” number and their log-in information to class.

PDS 7011 / Length 4 hours
Cost: $95 

CRN 2336 Wednesday
September 25
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2337 Wednesday
December 4
5-9 p.m. Marple

Motorcycle Safety Inspection Certification (Category 2)
PDS 7001 / Length: 21 hours 
Cost: $50

CRN 895 Mon & Wed
September 9-18
Saturday
September 21
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 896 Mon & Wed
October 21-30
Saturday
November 2
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 897 Mon & Wed
December 2-11
Saturday
December 14
MW: 5:30-9 p.m.
S: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marple

Enhanced Safety Inspection (Category 4)
PDS 7003 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: $80

CRN 2247 Tuesday
October 1
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2248 Tuesday
December 3
5-9 p.m. Marple

Pennsylvania Emissions Inspector Certification (EEIC) 
Focuses on the rules, regulations and proper techniques to perform the state required PA Emissions Inspections, mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Classroom training, a CBT challenge, and a proctored exam are required for a student to certify as an emissions inspector. NEW! Student must purchase a training manual, CBT challenge and online exam from the training portal at patrainingportal.com.

PDS 7009 / Length: 16 hours  | Cost: $275

CRN 539 Tues & Thurs
September 10-19
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 901 Tues & Thurs
October 17-29
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 540 Tues & Thurs
November 12-21
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1748 Tues & Thurs
December 10-19
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple

Emissions Retest 
Only one retest is allowed for a failed emissions course. Failure of a second test requires the student to retake and pass the entire original course to maintain Emissions Inspector status. 

PDS 7012 / Length 4 hours 
Cost: $45

CRN 486 Tuesday
September 17
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2252 Thursday
October 24
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2253 Tuesday
November 19
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2254 Tuesday
December 17
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple