Automotive & Transportation

Explore a career in the automotive industry, enhance your skills, or start your own business. 


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
NC Vehicle Safety Inspection
Name
SEF-3001BU2
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 1736 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
237578 Southern Wake Campus 01/27/2021 01/28/2021 B. Asp $90.00 0/8
241392 Eastern Wake Education Center 01/27/2021 01/28/2021 J. Flythe $90.00 0/8
242093 Eastern Wake Education Center 01/27/2021 01/28/2021 N. Hall $90.00 0/8
237584 Eastern Wake Education Center 02/03/2021 02/04/2021 J. Flythe $90.00 0/8
237603 Southern Wake Campus 02/10/2021 02/11/2021 N. Hall $90.00 0/8
242145 Eastern Wake Education Center 02/10/2021 02/11/2021 J. Flythe $90.00 0/8
237597 Eastern Wake Education Center 02/17/2021 02/18/2021 E. Peterson $90.00 4/8
242164 Eastern Wake Education Center 02/17/2021 02/18/2021 J. Flythe $90.00 5/8
237607 Southern Wake Campus 02/24/2021 02/25/2021 B. Asp $90.00 5/8
242161 Eastern Wake Education Center 02/24/2021 02/25/2021 J. Flythe $90.00 5/8
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Auto Mechanics
Description
This course prepares mechanics to become licensed to conduct official NC Vehicle Safety Inspections, according to the standards and requirements of the Safety Inspection Program of the NC DMV, License and Theft Bureau. Participants must bring safety glasses, a state-issued ID, station number and a signed LT-310. All Texts including the LT-310 Action Form-Revised June 2020 are downloadable using this link: https://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/workforce-continuing-education/training-credentials/instructor-resources/auto-safety-and-obd-emissions-aut3129 DMV certification will be issued upon full payment of tuition. NOTE: Successful completion of this course requires 100% attendance and satisfactory class participation; late students may not be admitted.
Course Objectives
  1. List the nine inspection areas inspector mechanics must check during a safety inspection
  2. Identify eight emission control devices installed by vehicle manufacturers
  3. Determine what emissions control devices are required on a vehicle by using the Emission Control System Applications Manual
  4. Calibrate and utilize a headlight aimer
  5. Calibrate and utilize a window tint meter
  6. Utilizing the safety inspection regulation manual the student shall be able to successfully complete a North Carolina State Safety Inspection
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introduction
  2. Body:
    A. Inspection Fees
    B. Technician Qualifications
    C. Inspection Procedure
    D. Vehicle Components
    E. 19A NCAC 03D .0541 EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROLS
    F. 19A NCAC 03D .0542 EMISSIONS CONTROL DEVICE
    G. § 20-183.8A. Civil penalties against motorists for emissions violations; waiver.
    H. 19A NCAC 03D .0544 SAFETY INSPECTION OF MOTORCYCLES
    I. EMISSION CONTROL DEVICE EXEMPTION
    J. 19A NCAC 03D .0551 WINDOW TINTING
    K. § 20-127(c) Tinting Exceptions
    L. Medical Exemption
    M. Safety Analyzer Operating Procedure
    N. Penalty Schedule for Licensed Safety/OBD Inspection Stations
    O. Inspections Update
    P. Noteworthy Topics
  3. Conclusion
Contact Hours
8
CEU's
0.8
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Division of Motor Vehicles, License Theft Bureau
Website URL
https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/licensetheft/
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. North Carolina State Safety Vehicle Inspectors
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
N/A
Text and Supplies Needed
Safety glasses
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Pen/pencil
Note paper
LT-310 Action Form-Revised June 2020 signed by employer
DMV approved material and provided by the college.
Safety Inspection/Emission Inspection Regulations
Emission Control System Application Manual
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Classroom with projector, facility to conduct auto inspection using safety inspection equipment including but not limited to auto lift and emission analyzer
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
  3. Successful completion of this course requires 100% attendance and satisfactory class participation (i.e. be able to demonstrate proficiency in all concepts taught). Students with irregular attendance (less than 100% attendance) or those who are unable to demonstrate competency will receive a grade of NG (no grade). Please note that late students will not be admitted to class.
  4. Students will conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle, and a passing score of 80% or higher is required on both the written test and the hands-on test.
  5. State issued ID and station number.
  6. Students must arrive on time on testing day. Students will not be allowed into the classroom after the test begins. NO makeup testing dates will be offered.
  7. Safety glasses
  8. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  9. Pen/pencil
  10. Note paper
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
An applicant for a license as a safety inspection mechanic must meet all of the following requirements:
Have successfully completed an eight-hour course approved by the Division that teaches students about the safety equipment a motor vehicle is required to have to pass a safety inspection and how to conduct a safety inspection using equipment to electronically transmit the vehicle information and inspection results.
Intended Audience
Auto Mechanics
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • North Carolina State Safety Vehicle Inspector
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221