Professional Licensure

On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions 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

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 “No Determination Has Been Made”. 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 emissions 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 emissions 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 emissions 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 On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License, and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations, and procedures for conducting an OBD emissions inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does not meet state educational requirements AL Motor Vehicle Division Alabama Department of Revenue
Motor Vehicle Division
2545 Taylor Road
Montgomery, AL 36117*Alabama does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
334-242-9000
Alaska Does not meet state educational requirements AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Quality
PO Box 111800
Juneau, AK 99811
*Alaska I/M Vehicle Inspection Programs have been suspended.
907-269-6234
American Samoa Does not meet state educational requirements American Samoa Government 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 AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program
1110 W. Washington ST.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-3950

Certification Desk AZ
Arkansas Does not meet state educational requirements AR Office of Motor Vehicle Arkansas Dept of Finance and Administration
Office of Motor Vehicle
1900 W 7th St, Ste 1010
Little Rock, AR 72201
*Arkansas does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
800-941-2580 or 501-682-4692
California Does not meet state educational requirements CA Bureau of Automotive Repairs California Department of Consumer Affairs – Bureau of Automotive Repairs
10949 North Mather Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

800-952-5210

Bureau of Auto Repairs Info

Colorado Does not meet state educational requirements CO Dept. of Motor Vehicles Colorado Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles-Emission Section
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
303-205-5600
Connecticut Does not meet state educational requirements CT Emissions Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Emissions Division Room 115A
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
877-469-2884
Delaware Does not meet state educational requirements Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (Dover, DE)
2230 Hessler Blvd,
New Castle, DE 19720
302-434 3200

Customer Service DE
Florida Does not meet state educational requirements Division of Air Resource Management Division of Air Resource Management
2600 Blair Stone Road,MS 5500
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
850-717-9000
Georgia Does not meet state educational requirements Georgia's Clean Air Force Georgia’s Clean Air Force (GCAF)
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Suite 1456, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
800-449-2471

Information GA
Guam Does not meet state educational requirements Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation 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 Hawaii Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing
110 Alaihi Street,Suite 101
Kahului, HI 96732
*Hawaii does not have any vehicle emissions test requirements.
808-270-7363
Idaho Does not meet state educational requirements Idaho Transportation Department Idaho Transportation Department
11331 W. Chinden Blvd.
Boise, ID 83714
208-334-8000
Illinois Does not meet state educational requirements Illinois Department of Transportation Illinois Department of Transportation
Bureau of Investigations & Compliance
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
217-785-1181
Indiana Does not meet state educational requirements IN Bureau of Motor Vehicles Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Indiana Government Center North
100 North Senate Ave, 4th Fl.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
888-692-6841
Iowa Does not meet state educational requirements Iowa Dept. of Motor Vehicles Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
*Iowa does not have vehicle emissions requirements.
515-237-3110

IA DOT Contact Form

IA Dept. of Motor Vehicles
Kansas Does not meet state educational requirements Kansas Division of Vehicles Kansas Division of Vehicles
300 SW 29th St.,PO Box 12003
Topeka, KS 66601-2003
*Kansas does not have vehicle emissions requirements.
795-296-3621
Kentucky Does not meet state educational requirements Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero St
Frankfort, KY 40622
*Kentucky does not have vehicle emissions requirements.
502-564-1257
Louisiana Does not meet state educational requirements LA Dept. of Environmental Quality Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-219-3574
DEQ Motor Vehicle LA
Maine Does not meet state educational requirements ME Dept. of Public Safety - Inspections Maine State Police - Traffic Division
Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit
36 Hospital Street, State House Station #20
Augusta, ME 04333
207-624-8935
Maryland Does not meet state educational requirements MMD Vehicle Emissions Program Maryland Vehicle Administration
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program
6601 Ritchie Highway N.E.
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
410-768-7000
Massachusetts Does not meet state educational requirements MA Registry for Motor Vehicles Massachusetts Registry for Motor Vehicles
PO Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205
857-368-8200

Registry for Motor Vehicles MA
Michigan Does not meet state educational requirements MI Secretary of State Michigan Secretary of State
430 W. Allegan St.
Richard H. Austin Bldg. 4th Fl.
Lansing, MI 48918
*Michigan does not have vehicle emissions requirements.
888-767-6424
Minnesota Does not meet state educational requirements MN Driver & Vehicle Services Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Driver & Vehicle Services
445 Minnesota Street, Ste 190
Saint Paul, MN 55101-5190
*Minnesota does not have vehicle emissions requirements.
651-297-3298
Mississippi Does not meet state educational requirements Mississippi Department of Public Safety Mississippi Department of Public Safety
1900 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.
Jackson, MS 39216
*Mississippi does not have vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
601-987-1212
Missouri Does not meet state educational requirements MO State Highway Patrol Inspections Missouri State Highway Patrol
Motor Vehicle Inspection
1510 East Elm St.,PO Box 568
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-3313
Montana Does not meet state educational requirements Montana Motor Vehicle Division Montana Vehicle Services
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59620-1431
*Montana does not have vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
406-444-3661

Montana Motor Vehicle Division
Nebraska Does not meet state educational requirements Nebraska Dept. of Motor Vehicles Nebraska DMV
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94789
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4726
*Nebraska does not have vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
402-471-2281
Nevada Does not meet state educational requirements NV Dept. of Motor Vehicles Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
775-684-4368 / 702-486-4368
New Hampshire Does not meet state educational requirements NH Division of Motor Vehicles New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
603-227-4000

DMV Help NH
New Jersey Does not meet state educational requirements NJ Motor Vehicle Commission 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 NM MVD Emissions New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
Joseph Montoya Building
P.O. Box 1028
1100 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028
888-683-4636

NM MVD Contact Form
New York Does not meet state educational requirements NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services
Inspector Certification Unit
6 Empire State Plaza, Rm. 220
Albany, NY 12228
518-474-7998
North Carolina Meets state educational requirements NC DMV Emissions Safety & Emissions Inspections
3130 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27697-3125
877-421-0020

NC DMV Contact Form
North Dakota Does not meet state educational requirements ND Dept. of Transportation North Dakota Department of Transportation
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
701-328-2500
701-328-2725

Dept of Transportation ND
Northern Mariana Islands Does not meet state educational requirements Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Department of Public Safety
Jose M. Sablan Bldg.,Caller Box 10007
Susupe, Saipan MP 96950
670-664-9070

Dept of Public Safety
Ohio Does not meet state educational requirements Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
844-OHIO-BMV
Oklahoma Does not meet state educational requirements Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Oklahoma Dept. of Public Safety
3600 N. Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
*Oklahoma does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
405-425-2424 405-607-8227
Oregon Does not meet state educational requirements Oregon DMV Services Division regon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
503-945-5000
Pennsylvania Does not meet state educational requirements PA DOT Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
800-265-0921
Puerto Rico Does not meet state educational requirements Departamento De Transportacion Y Obras Publicas (DTOP) 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 RI Division of Motor Vehicles Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920-3024
401-462-4368
South Carolina Does not meet state educational requirements SC DMV South Carolina DMV
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016
*South Carolina does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
803-896-5000
South Dakota Does not meet state educational requirements South Dakota Dept. of Revenue South Dakota Dept. of Revenue - Motor Vehicle Division
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
*South Dakota does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
605-773-3541
Tennessee Does not meet state educational requirements TN Dept. of Environment State of Tennessee
Department of Environment & Conservation
312 Rosa L Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
615-532-8378
Texas Does not meet state educational requirements TX Commission on Environmental Quality Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
512-239-1459

Air Quality Initiatives TX
Utah Does not meet state educational requirements UT Motor Vehicle Division Utah State Tax Commission
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 30412
Salt Lake City, UT 84130
*Utah does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
801-297-7780

Motor Vehicles Div UT
Vermont Does not meet state educational requirements VT Air Quality & Climate Division Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Air Quality & Climate Division
Davis Building-4th Fl.
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3802
802-828-1288
Virgin Islands Does not meet state educational requirements Office of the Lieutenant Governor Office of the Lieutenant Governor
1131 King Street, Suite 101
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820
340-773-6449
Virginia Does not meet state educational requirements VA Dept. of Environmental Quality Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
703-583-3800
Washington Does not meet state educational requirements WA State Dept. of Licensing Washington State Department of Licensing
PO Box 9030
Olympia, WA 98507-9030
*Washington does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
360-902-3600
District of Columbia Does not meet state educational requirements Government of the District of Columbia Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 90120
Washington, DC 20090
202-737-4404
West Virginia Does not meet state educational requirements WV Dept. of Motor Vehicles West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
West Virginia State Police
5707 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25317
800-642-9066
Wisconsin Does not meet state educational requirements Wisconsin Department of Transportation The Wisconsin Vehicle Inspection Program
Opus Inspection
5470 S. Westridge Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151
866-OBD-TEST

WI Help Desk
Wyoming Does not meet state educational requirements Wyoming Dept. of Transportation Wyoming Dept. of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Services
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
*Wyoming does not have any vehicle emissions inspection requirements.
307-777-4375 or 307-777-4800