How to Become a Certified Mobile Vehicle Inspector (State Car Inspector Certified) in Maine

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In the state of Maine, vehicle owners must have their automobile inspected every year to ensure that they are safe. Inspection certifications for both garages and mechanics are awarded by the state, and can offer those seeking an automotive technician job an excellent resume-building skill.

These are the types of inspections performed within the state of Maine:

  • Yearly safety inspections of all motor vehicles.

  • Periodic reviews by motor vehicle inspectors of inspection facilities and practices.

  • Yearly inspections of Maine school buses by the state’s police force.

  • Two additional annual inspections of school buses, performed by automotive service technicians.

Becoming a Maine Licensed Inspection Technician

In order to inspect vehicles in the state of Maine, an automotive service technician needs to have the following qualifications:

  • They must be at least 17 ½ years old.

  • They must have a valid and active Maine driver’s license.

  • They must pass a criminal and driving history background check.

  • They must pass a written examination, provided by the state.

Written examinations are scheduled after the technician sends in an application to the Maine State Police Traffic Division at:

Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit 20 State House Station Augusta, ME 04222-0020

Becoming a Maine Licensed Inspection Station

In order for a Maine automotive service garage to become an inspection station, they must also send in an application to the address listed above. The owner of the garage will also have to fulfill the requirements listed above. After being approved, an inspection station will be assigned an Inspector, who will inspect the facility regularly to ensure that all licensed inspectors within the facility are performing inspections according to the Maine Inspection Manual.

Inspection Technician Licenses and Manual

Inspection licenses for auto mechanic jobs in Maine are valid for 5 years from the date that they are issued. In order to renew an inspection license, mechanics must file a new application; they do not have to retake the examination if their renewal application is submitted no more than one year after the date that their inspection licensed expired.

The manual for Maine inspectors is available online, and explains everything that a technician needs to know in order to perform an inspection correctly. The following systems or components must be inspected, as applicable to the vehicle:

  • Brake System
  • Windshield
  • Horn
  • Mirrors and Glass
  • Seat Belts
  • Steering Mechanism
  • Suspension
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Frame and Body Components
  • Exhaust and Emissions Systems
  • Lighting Components
  • Vacuum Systems
  • Coupling Devices
  • Wiring and Electrical Components

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