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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 1924 Mon & Wed
January 25-February 3
Saturday
February 6
5:30-9 p.m
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 1925 Mon & Wed
March 22-31
Saturday
April 3
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 1926 Mon & Wed
May 3-May12
Saturday
May 15
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 643 Mon & Wed
June 7-16
Saturday
June 19
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 291 Mon & Wed
July 12-28
5-8"3- p.m. Marple

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

CRN 2026 Mon & Wed
January 25-February 3
Saturday
February 6
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 2025 Mon & Wed
March 22-31
Saturday
April 3
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 1920 Mon & Wed
May 3-12
Saturday
May 15
5:30-9 p.m
8 a.m - 3 p.m
Marple
CRN 650 Mon & Wed
June 7-16
Saturday
June 19
5:30-9 p.m
8 a.m - 3 p.m
Marple
CRN 292 Mon & Wed
July 12-July 28
5-8:30 p.m Marple

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

CRN 578 Mon & Wed
January 25-February 3
Saturday
February 6
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 1265 Mon & Wed
March 22-31
Saturday
April 3
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 1922 Mon & Wed
May 3-12
Saturday
May 15
5:30-9 p.m
8 a.m - 3 p.m
Marple
CRN 652 Mon & Wed
June 7-16
Saturday
June 19
5:30-9 p.m
8 a.m - 3 p.m
Marple
CRN 132 Mon & Wed
July 12-July 28
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 

   

 

 

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 

       

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

CRN 577 Mon & Wed
January 25-February 3
Saturday
February 6
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 1264 Mon & Wed
March 22-31
Saturday
April 3
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 1921 Mon & Wed
May 3-12
Saturday
May 15
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 651 Mon & Wed
June 7-16
Saturday
June 19
5:30-9 p.m.
8 a.m - 3 p.m.
Marple
CRN 131 Mon & Wed
July 12-28
5-8:30 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 1651 Wednesday
February 17
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1267 Tuesday
May 4
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 653 Wednesday
June 2
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 594 Wednesday
August 11
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 770 Tues & Thurs
January 26-February 4
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 457 Tues & Thurs
February 23-March 4
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 267 Tues & Thurs
April 6-15
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1266 Tues & Thurs
May 11-20
5:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 654 Tues & Thurs
June1-10
5-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 114 Tues & Thurs
August 3-12
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 2139 Tuesday
February 2
5:30-9:30 p.m.  Marple
CRN 2140 Tuesday
March 2
5:30-9:30 p.m.  Marple
CRN 2141 Tuesday
April 13
5:30-9:30 p.m.  Marple
CRN 2142 Tuesday
May 18
5:30-9:30 p.m.  Marple
CRN 655 Tuesday
June 8
5-9 p.m.  Marple
CRN 294 Tuesday
August 10
5-9 p.m.  Marple