How to Get Smog Technician Certified in Delaware

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement
Service Area

$124.62 - $450.29

Price range for all vehicles
Average rating from 10,732 customers who received a Brake Pads Replacement.

Emissions inspections are required in more than two thirds of states, including Delaware. This presents those in a mechanic career the opportunity to secure an automotive technician job in a specialized field. Each state has its own specific requirements for training, testing, and certification to become qualified to work in the emissions testing and repair field. Here we’ll take a look at how to become smog technician certified in Delaware.

In this state, emissions inspections are required every two years on most vehicles older than five years but newer than 1968. The actual inspection is performed by the DMV, and then vehicle owners are free to choose a mechanic to do any necessary repairs. It’s possible for customers to apply for a waiver if their vehicle fails the retest, however in order to qualify for a waiver the repairs must have been performed by a Certified Emission Repair Technician (CERT). This is where you come in.

Requirements to become a CERT

In the past, Delaware provided emissions repair training through its DEEP (Delaware Emission Education Program). However, this training is no longer available so the state has devised a substitute system, which is to accept ASE L1 certification as a form of proof of training.

Gaining your ASE L1 is the first step. Next you must submit a certification application to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The certification is otherwise known as SB 215.

If you have already been emission repair certified through the former DEEP training, you will submit your SB 215 application with a fee of $125. If you’ve been certified via ASE L1 training, you should submit the application along with $25 for each year remaining on your ASE L1 certificate.

If you are not currently certified, you need to obtain an ASE L1 certificate (if you don’t already have one), and submit your SB 215 permit application with the $125 fee. Once the state determines that you are eligible, they will issue a clearly marked certificate as proof of your qualification.

Smog technician employment

As stated above, you do not have to obtain a SB 215 permit in order to perform repairs on vehicles which fail smog and emissions testing. It is beneficial to go ahead and seek certification anyway, however, because doing so gives you an edge when applying for auto tech jobs in repair shops which have a strong focus on emissions repairs. Due to the waiver eligibility for vehicles that fail two or more inspections, having their repairs performed by a CERT is desirable.

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.


Next Step

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Brake Pad Replacement. Yourmechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7 days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 10k cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Brake Pad Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,732

Rating Summary
10,227
323
67
33
82
10,227
323
67
33
82

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE