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

The state of Nevada does not require that vehicles be inspected for safety or emissions to be operated legally; however, the counties of Clark and Washoe do require emissions testing to be performed on the certain vehicles. For mechanics seeking an automotive technician job an excellent way to build a resume of valuable skills is to seek out an inspection certification.

Nevada vehicle inspector qualifications

In order to perform inspections in a location where emissions testing takes place in either Clark or Washoe Counties, a mechanic needs to receive a license from the local Emissions Lab. In order to receive this certification, an automotive service technician needs to have the following qualifications:

  • The technician must submit an application to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • The technician must complete a course on the rules and regulations of emissions testing, provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • The technician must pass the written exam with a score of at least 80%.

  • The mechanic must be currently ASE certified in A-8, Automotive Engine Performance, or L-1, Advanced Automotive Engine Performance.

  • The mechanic must pass a practical demonstration exam without any error.

Nevada vehicle inspection requirements

The following types of vehicles are required to undergo emissions test every year during the annual title renewal:

  • Vehicles titled within Clark or Washoe County.

  • All gasoline-powered vehicles, regardless of size.

  • Diesel-powered vehicles rated up to 14,000 pounds.

Within these three requirements, vehicles must be newer than 1968 to be required to undergo emissions testing. Brand new vehicles are exempt from testing until the third registration. All hybrid vehicles are exempt during the first five model years.

Emissions testing must be done within 90 days of vehicle registration to be valid.

If you’re already a certified mechanic and you’re interested in working with YourMechanic, submit an online application for an opportunity to become a mobile mechanic.


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