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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 2720 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 545 Mon & Wed
June 3-19
5-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 515 Mon & Wed
July 8-24
5-8:30 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 2713 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 546 Mon & Wed
June 3-19
5-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 516 Mon & Wed
July 8-24
5-8:30 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 2715 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 158 Mon & Wed
June 3-19
5-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 179 Mon & Wed
July 8-24
5-8:30 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 2716 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 6
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 364 Mon & Wed
June 3-10
5-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 268 Mon & Wed
July 8-15
5-8:30 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 2714 Mon & Wed
April 29-May 15
5:30-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 157

Mon & Wed
June 3-19

5-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 178 Mon & Wed
July 8-24
5-8:30 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 1605 Wednesday
May 1
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 517 Tuesday
July 30
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 1604 Tues & Thurs
May 7-16
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 102 Tues & Thurs
June 4-13
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 147 Tues & Thurs
July 9-18
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 518 Tues & Thurs
August 6-15
5-9 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 1579 Thursday
May 16
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 547 Thursday
June 13
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 519 Thursday
July 18
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 520 Thursday
August 15
5-9 p.m. Marple