Individual Licenses

ALERT! BAR’s license examination contractor, PSI, is experiencing license printing delays of up to 90 days. If you have passed an examination for Smog Check licensure with BAR and need to be placed in a station analyzer while waiting for your license, please bring your passing exam results and a government issued photo ID showing your full name to your nearest BAR field office for assistance.

Licensure information for Smog Check inspectors, Smog Check repair technicians, and brake and lamp adjusters

Qualifications, Exams, and Applications

Smog Check Inspector

Smog Check Repair Technician

Brake Adjuster

Lamp Adjuster

License Renewal

Smog Check Inspector and Repair Technician Licenses

Smog Check inspector and Smog Check repair technician licenses must be renewed every two years. For more information, see the renewal requirements below.

Visit the Online License Renewal page to begin the renewal process.

Brake and Lamp Adjuster Licenses

Brake and lamp adjuster licenses expire every four years. Licensed adjusters do not renew their license, but rather resubmit an initial application and fees to retake the examination prior to their license expiration date.

Licensure Assistance

Information and Resources

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