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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 2717 Mon & Wed
Jan. 14-Feb. 4 (no class 1/21)
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2718 Mon & Wed
Feb. 20-March 6
Saturday, March 9
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m.-Noon
Marple
CRN 2719 Mon & Wed
March 25-April 10
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2720 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 2983 Mon & Wed
Jan. 14-Feb. 4 (no class 1/21)
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2982 Mon & Wed
Feb. 20-March 6
Saturday, March 9
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m.-Noon
Marple
CRN 2981 Mon & Wed
March 25-April 10
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2713 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 713 Mon & Wed
Jan. 14-Feb. 4 (no class 1/21)
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 714 Mon & Wed
Feb. 20-March 6
Saturday
March 9

5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m.-Noon
Marple
CRN 1603 Mon & Wed
March 25-April 10
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2715 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple

EEIC Recertification 
All EEIC-certified mechanics are required to recertify every two years. PennDOT recommends taking the recertification course two months prior to the expiration date of their current certification. The recertification runs from the EEIC expiration date, not the date of the recertification course. Those failing the retest must retake the 16-hour Section 1 EEIC course. NOTE: Students must register a minimum of seven business days prior to the date of the class. Only advance registrations will be accepted and materials will be mailed to you. Prerequisite: Current EEIC certification and valid driver’s license. Cost includes all fees and materials. 

PDS 7011 / Length: 4 hours 
Cost: $95 

       

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 2227 Mon & Wed
Jan. 14-23 (no class 1/21)
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2228 Mon & Wed
Feb. 20-27
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2229 Mon & Wed
March 25-April 1
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2716 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 6
5:30-9 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 712 Mon & Wed
Jan. 14-Feb. 4 (no class 1/21)
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 313 Mon & Wed
Feb. 20-March 3
Saturday
March 9
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m.-Noon
Marple
CRN 1602 Mon & Wed
March 25-April 10
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2714 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 2444 Tuesday
Dec. 18
6-10 p.m. Marple
CRN 2230 Wednesday
February 13
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1605 Wednesday
May 1
5-9 p.m. Marple

Pennsylvania Emissions Inspector Certification (EEIC) 
Focuses on the rules, regulations and proper techniques to perform the state required PA Enhanced Emissions Inspections, mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. 

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

CRN 2440 Tues & Thurs
Dec. 4-13
6-10 p.m. Marple
CRN 947 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 15-24
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 555 Tues & Thurs
Feb. 19-28
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 318 Tues & Thurs
April 2-11
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1604 Tues & Thurs
May 7-16
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 2441 Thursday
Dec. 13
6-10 p.m. Marple
CRN 715 Thursday
January 24
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 315 Thursday
February 28
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1196 Thursday
April 11
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1579 Thursday
May 16
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple

Basic Automotive Repair 101
This course is open to anyone and prepares students to maintain their own vehicles. The course teaches owners how to keep their vehicles running smoothly and covers scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Students receive hands-on experience checking oil, changing tires, battery checks and replacement and conducting preventative maintenance and services that keep cars functioning.

JSP 0058 / Length 40 hours
Cost: Sponsoring District $439; Non-Sponsoring $459

CRN 2859 Saturdays
April 6-May 18
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marple