A certified New York State motor vehicle inspector examines motor vehicles at a licensed New York State inspection station to ensure that motor vehicles operating on New York State highways meet all requirements established by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Applicants seeking to become a certified motor vehicle inspector in New York State must submit an application (DMV Forms) to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services, PO Box 2700, Albany, New York 12220-0700. The latest information and requirements for certification are available on the website of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Applicants seeking to become a certified motor vehicle inspector in New York State must be at least 17 years of age.
Applicants must have at least one year of experience in repairing motor vehicles within the last five years immediately preceding the date of filing an application, obtained in a firm in the automotive industry or in an approved cooperative work study program offering training in the automotive field; or a high school or vocational school diploma in vocational automotive trades or college certification of successful completion of first year course towards an AAS degree in automotive technology.
$25 -- $10 non-refundable application fee and $15 three-year certification fee.
$15 -- Three-year certification renewal fee
Applicants must attain a minimum passing score of 70 percent on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles written test.
From January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, there were 3,774 original certifications issued for this occupation.
As of October 16, 2018, there were 55,633 active certifications outstanding for this occupation.
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services
P.O Box 2700
Albany, New York 12220-0700
53-6051 - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 11/7/18.
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