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

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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.

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Jason

31 years of experience
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31 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Surprise, Arizona
Needed new brake pads on my Land Rover-and booked through “your mechanic”- this was my second time using this service and I have to say- these guys are awesome- Today, Jason came out to my work place- and completed the work quickly. Thank you!!
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Jason was on time, self motivated, well educated in his craft, and very helpful. I am fully sold on your method of using the home service. Jason helped by creating a safer ride for my wife, saving me time, and saving money for my family. I will be a client forever. Dennis Laycock

Lee

18 years of experience
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Lee
18 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Lee was professional and knowledgeable. The job did not take long he was a little late but like I said professional because he let know that he was running late. LEE IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Willie

23 years of experience
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Willie
23 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - North Hollywood, California
I made an appointment to have my brake rotors/disc replaced. On the day I scheduled my car services- it ended up raining. Willie checked in, moved my appointment, and continued to communicate through out the day until he was able to come work on my car. He took great car to make the repairs ANNNDDD SAVED ME MONEY by only doing what was necessary (only one of the rotors needed replacing). A blessing.

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18 years of experience
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