Programs
Level 2 Smog Check Inspector Training: Inspection Procedures 
Level 1 Smog Check Inspector Training: Electrical, Engine and Emission Control Fundamentals 
The Smog Check Procedures Training must be completed by all Inspector candidates. This training provides students the procedural knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who complete and pass this training will have met the Bureau's training requirements to qualify to take the Smog Check Inspector state licensing examination.

This training is a minimum of 28 hours and must be completed at a BAR-certified school (F.A.S.T). To pass Level 2 training, a student must successfully complete a series of hands-on assessments and pass a written examination.

Training Prerequisite: Prior to taking the Inspection Procedures Training, students must either satisfy BAR specified criteria*, as listed below, or successfully complete Level 1 Smog Check Inspector Training: Engine and Emission Controls Fundamentals. 

*BAR Specified Criteria: ASE A6, A8 and L1; or AA/AS Certificate in automotive technology and 1 year experience; or 2 years experience and BAR alternative/ASE equivalency training. 

​Price: $480

The engine and emission control training is intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge of engine and emission control theory, design and operation. Students who successfully complete this training will have met the first step of the Bureau of Automotive Repair's training requirements for inexperienced or minimally experienced candidates for the smog inspector license. 

Training Prerequisite: None 

Candidates for the Smog Check Inspector license who do not meet BAR specified requirements* must complete this training before proceeding to Level 2 Smog Check Training. Candidates who meet the BAR specified requirements* are not required to complete this training. 

*BAR specified requirements: Experienced candidates may skip Level 1 training if they: Possess ASE A6, A8 and L1 certification; or possess an AA/AS degree or Certificate in automotive technology and have 1 year experience; or have 2 years experience and have completed BAR specified diagnostic and repair training.


​Price: $1440
​Can be made in 4 payments of $360

*Classes will be delivered in 4 modules over the course of a 4 month period:
Module 1: Electrical
Module 2: Computer Controls & Circuits
Module 3: Engines & Emission Systems
Module 4: Drivability & Diagnosis


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2017 BAR Certified Repair Update Training: 
Advanced Valve Timing & Engine Mechanical Diagnostics
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Mechanical timing problems have been around as long as the internal combustion engine, but more complex timing and valve train systems have flooded the market in the last decade. Now they're showing up in your
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lift faults. When it really is a VVT system fault, it's hard to tell if the root cause is an oil, solenoid, actuator, or other mechanical fault. What's needed is a repeatable strategy to avoid testing 'everything', and instead quickly
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Smog Check Repair Technicians are required to complete 16 hours of automotive technology update training every two years for license renewal.  4 hours of which can be the online inspector update training that is required to renew the inspector license  and is located on BARs website at: http://www.bar.ca.gov/Industry/Training/index.html  


Price: $200
Holiday Special December Update class price: $100!!!


BAR Specified (Alternative ASE Training):
Diagnostic and Repair
BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training represents one of four options a Repair Technician candidate may choose to qualify for the initial state licensing examination. Specifically, candidates with at least two years of engine performance repair experience may complete this training to qualify for the state licensing examination. The training provides students with comprehensive knowledge related to the diagnosis and repair of Smog Check failures.

The training is a minimum of 72 hours and must be completed at a BAR-certified school (F.A.S.T). BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training is valid for 5 years.

* BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair training may be used to satisfy the ASE certification requirements for Smog Check Repair Technician license renewal.

Price: $1440
​Can be made in 4 payments of $360

*Classes will be delivered in 4 modules over the course of a 4 month period:
Module 1: Electrical
Module 2: Computer Controls & Circuits
Module 3: Engines & Emission Systems
Module 4: Drivability & Diagnosis



License Renewal Update Training
Smog Check Inspectors are required to complete 4 hours of BAR license update training every two years for license renewal.

Smog Check Repair Technicians are required to complete 16 hours of automotive technology update training every two years for license renewal.  4 hours of which can be the online inspector update training that is required to renew the inspector license  and is located on BARs website at: http://www.bar.ca.gov/Industry/Training/index.html 
 
BAR Citation Training 
This training class will provide remedial training to licensed Smog Check Inspectors who have received a citation by the bureau and mandated to complete corrective training. 

This training is a minimum of 8 hours, which may include a 4 hour on-line component. However, actual training hours could vary depending on the conditions of the citation issued by the bureau. As applicable, the training includes a quiz to confirm the on-line training component, a review of the official inspection procedures, hands-on assessments using vehicles with emission control defects or tampers, and a final written exam. 


Price: $480 (28-Hour)
Price: $160 (8-Hour)