The state of Wisconsin is one that has no mandate for vehicle inspections on a regular basis, though they do require their car and truck owners to get emissions testing on their vehicles under certain conditions. While that may seem that it means less work for someone with an automotive technician job, it actually creates a big opportunity.
This is because it leaves vehicle buyers and sellers at risk for several problems. For one thing, someone buying a used car from a private individual is at risk for getting the proverbial lemon. If they don't know much about vehicles, they may fail to see many warning signs that it is not a good buy. Sellers too can suffer unhappy results if they sell a car that is full of unrecognized problems or just one big issue about to occur.
Fortunately, if you are someone interested in attending auto mechanic school or getting one of the many automotive mechanic jobs, you can build a career around becoming a certified mobile vehicle inspector in Wisconsin.
How to get started working as a certified mobile vehicle inspector in Wisconsin
If you look at the skills required by states with official vehicle inspection requirements, their inspectors have to have high school degrees or GEDs, they need to have some entry-level skills which usually amounts to around one year of hands-on experience in a garage or repair shop, and a valid driver's license. They also have to take and pass state courses and exams before they can be hired to provide authentic inspections.
So, they need some education in order to do this limited range of work. If you are interested in auto mechanic jobs, you may want to get this level of training, but plan on a wider range of knowledge. This is available through vocational, technical and community colleges with automotive technical services programs and certificate options.
Some of these programs last for six months or less and give you a specific type of certification, such as level one technician training. If you take a full program, though, you can graduate with an associate's degree and be close to full certification.
Programs like those through UTI Universal Technical Institute offer students an opportunity to become certified and experienced in repairing and servicing domestic and foreign vehicles of all kinds. This training lasts for 51 weeks, and counts as one full year of the two years required for full certification as a Master Mechanic.
You might also consider Automotive Service Excellence certification. There are eight tests that allow you to focus on specific areas, and eventually earn your rank as a Master Mechanic.
If you in auto mechanic training, or you’re just considering getting certification, these skills will be of incredibly valuable to buyers and sellers in need of inspection services. You will know all about vehicle safety and emissions, but also about engines, electrical systems, power and performance and much more. Why not consider working as a mobile inspector in Wisconsin. You can provide invaluable information and keep the roads safer thanks to your training.
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.