Certified Training Providers

Smog Check Training Institutions and Instructors

BAR certifies institutions and instructors to provide training to automotive students and licensed Smog Check inspectors and repair technicians. Certified institutions and instructors provide quality training on Smog Check Program requirements to help improve the overall quality of inspections. For additional information on certification requirements, contact the BAR Hardware Certification and Schools Unit at bar.hcsu@dca.ca.gov.

To find training courses offered by certified institutions and instructors, visit BAR's California Automotive Resource Center.

Certified Institutions

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, section 3340.32

Certified Instructors

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, section 3340.33

Remedial Training Providers

Coming Soon

Assembly Bill 471 (Low, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2021) authorizes BAR to create a remedial training program, and process for certifying providers of remedial training, for automotive repair dealers that receive a citation for a violation of the Automotive Repair Act that BAR defines as minor in nature. Proposed regulations to establish program and certification requirements are underway.

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Cars for Schools Program

Your training program may benefit from BAR's Cars for Schools program

The Cars for Schools program provides retired vehicles to public high schools, community colleges, and regional occupation programs throughout the state to provide hands-on training opportunities for students. Learn more >