Professional Licensure

Auto Safety Inspection

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

LaShawndra White
Director of Community Programs & Cleveland Campus
919-464-2404
ltwhite@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

Vehicle safety inspectors must earn a certification or license in his state to practice. Each state sets its own requirements for becoming a certified or licensed vehicle safety inspector, but all generally have similar qualifications. Each state requires the inspector to submit an application for licensure or certification that includes basic biographical and employment information, as well as documentation of education, experience or training courses. Additionally, a vehicle safety inspector must be 17 or 18 years old, depending on the state. He should be able to read, write and understand English in order to fill out inspection reports and certificates. Each state has its own manual of regulations covering vehicle inspections that an inspector must read and review before taking a certification test. Once the inspector earns the license, he may have to maintain it by reapplying every one to three years. Other requirements include no felonies on record in the past five years and a valid driver’s license.

Program is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the Vehicle Safety Inspection Program administered by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, License, and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations, and procedures for conducting a vehicle safety inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam. Some states still require their state exam for reciprocity, so it is suggested a student check with the state in question before taking the program.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alabama Department of Revenue 2545 Taylor Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
*Alabama does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
334-242-9000
Alaska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alaska Dept. of Transportation 5800 East Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99507-1286
*Alaska does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
907- 269-6234
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Office of Motor Vehicles Department of Public Safety
Government of American Samoa
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 USA
684-699-9199 or 9188
Arizona Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements
Arizona Department of Transportation
PO Box 2100, MD 555M Phoenix, AZ 85001
Certification Desk
602-255-0072
Arkansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Office of Motor Vehicles
Post Office Box 3153
Little Rock, AR 72203-3153
*Arkansas does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
800-941-2580
California Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of California Department of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Registration Operations
PO Box 942869
Sacramento, CA 94269-001
916-262-2563
Colorado Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements
Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles
1881 Pierce Street, Room 142
Lakewood, CO 80214

303-205-5603

Colorado Department of Health
Connecticut Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. 60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
860-263-5700
Delaware Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles 2230 Hessler Blvd.
New Castle, DE 19720
302-434 3200
Florida Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Division of Air Resource Management 2600 Blair Stone Road
MS 5500
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
*Florida does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
850-717-9000
Georgia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Georgia's Clean Air Force 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Suite 1456, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
*Georgia does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
800-449-2471
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation Taxpayer Services Division
P.O. Box 23607
Barrigada, Guam 96921
671-635-1816
Hawaii Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements
Hawaii Division of Motor Vehicles
110 Alaihi St., Suite 101
Kahului, HI 96732
*Hawaii does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
808-270-7363
Idaho Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Idaho Transportation Department 3311 W. State Street
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129
208-334-8000
Illinois Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Illinois Department of Transportation Hanley Building
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
217-782-7820
Indiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Bureau of Motor Vehicles 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N440
Indianapolis, IN 46204
888-692-6841
Iowa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Iowa Dept. of Motor Vehicles 800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
*Iowa does not have vehicle inspection requirements.
515-239-1101
Kansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kansas Division of Vehicles 300 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66611

795-296-3621

Kansas Department of Revenue
Kentucky Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 200 Mero Street
Franklin, KY 40622
502-564-1257
Louisiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Louisiana Department of Public Safety Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

225-925-6113, Ext. 205

Channon Savoie

Contact Form
Maine Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maine State Police State House Station #20
36 Hospital Street
Augusta, ME 04333
207-624-8935
Maryland Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maryland Department of Transportation
Maryland State Police
Automotive Safety Enforcement Division (ASED)
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062 .
800-950-1682 / 410-768-7000
Massachusetts Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles PO Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205
857-368-8200
 
Michigan Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Michigan Secretary of State Office Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles
1 Division Avenue North
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
888-767-6424
 
Minnesota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations 395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 420
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-215-6330
Mississippi Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Mississippi Department of Public Safety 1900 East Woodrow Wilson Ave.
Jackson, MS 39216
*Mississippi does not have vehicle safety inspection requirements.
601-987-1243
Missouri Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Missouri State Highway Patrol Driver and Vehicle Safety Division
1510 East Elm Street
Post Office Box 568
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-6132
Montana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements
Montana Motor Vehicle Division

 

302 North Roberts
PO Box 201430
Helana, MT 59620-1430

406-444-3933

Montana Motor Vehicle Dept
Nebraska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements
Nebraska Dept. of Motor Vehicles
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94789
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4726
402-471-3918
Nevada Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Department of Motor Vehicles 555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0700
775-684-4368 / 702-486-4368
New Hampshire Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles 23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
603-227-4000
New Jersey Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Customer Advocacy Office
P.O. Box 403
Trenton, NJ 08666-0403
609-895-6886
New Mexico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Joseph Montoya Building
P.O. Box 1028
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028
888-683-4636
New York Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements NY Division of Motor Vehicles PO Box 2700-ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0700

518-474-8943

CSR at the DMV
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements NC DOT-DMV Division Safety & Emissions Inspections
3130 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27697-3125
877-421-0020
North Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements ND Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division
608 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0780
701-328-2725
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety Jose M. Sablan Building
Caller Box 10007
Susupe, Saipan MP 96950

670-664-9070

Dept of Public Services
Ohio Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
844-610-0010
Oklahoma Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oklahoma Department of Public Safety 3600 North Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
*Oklahoma does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
405-425-2424
Oregon Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division 1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
503-945-5000
Pennsylvania Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Inspection Division
PO Box 68697
Harrisburg PA 17106-8697
717-412-5300
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Departamento De Transportacion Y Obras Publicas (DTOP) Box 41269
Minillas Station
San Juan, PR 00940-1269
787-722-2929
Rhode Island Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles 600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920-3024
401-462-5890
South Carolina Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements SC DMV 10311 Wilson Blvd., Bldg C
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016
*South Carolina does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
803-896-5000
South Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Dakota Dept. of Revenue 445 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
*South Dakota does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
605-773-3541
Tennessee Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Tennessee Department of Revenue 500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37242
888-871-3171
Texas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Texas Department of Public Safety Vehicle Inspection - MSC 0542 PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001
512-424-7293
Utah Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Utah State Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division P.O. Box 30412
Salt Lake City, UT 84130
*Utah does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.

800-DMV-UTAH (800-368-8824)

Dept of Motor Vechicle
Vermont Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

802-828-2094

Contact Form
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Office of the Lieutenant Governor 1131 King Street, Suite 101
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820
Contact Form
340-773-6449
Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Virginia State Police PO Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261
804-674-2000
Washington Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Washington Business Licensing Service PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
*Washington does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.

360.705.6741

Business Licensing Service
District of Columbia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Government of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 90120
Washington, DC 20090

202-737-4404

Dept of Motor Vechicle
West Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles 5707 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25317

304-558-3900

Divison of Motor Vehicle

Wisconsin Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Transportation PO Box 3279
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3279

608-264-7447
Wyoming Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Wyoming Dept. of Transportation 5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
*Wyoming does not have any vehicle safety inspection requirements.
307-777-4375 or 307-777-4800