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NC On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) Vehicle Emission Inspection
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
235885 Southern Wake Campus 10/26/2020 10/27/2020 B. Asp $83.00 0/8
235887 Southern Wake Campus 10/28/2020 10/29/2020 R. Ballard $83.00 0/8
234878 Eastern Wake Education Center 11/02/2020 11/03/2020 J. Flythe $83.00 0/8
234889 Eastern Wake Education Center 11/04/2020 11/05/2020 R. Ballard $83.00 0/8
235936 Southern Wake Campus 11/09/2020 11/10/2020 N. Hall $83.00 0/8
235894 Southern Wake Campus 11/16/2020 11/17/2020 N. Hall $83.00 0/8
235895 Southern Wake Campus 11/18/2020 11/19/2020 R. Ballard $83.00 0/8
234881 Eastern Wake Education Center 11/23/2020 11/24/2020 J. Flythe $83.00 0/8
234898 Eastern Wake Education Center 11/30/2020 12/01/2020 G. English $83.00 0/8
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Auto Mechanics
This training will familiarize students with the mandates and procedures required for certification as a North Carolina On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) Inspector-Mechanic. It is designed to meet the licensing (and licensing renewal) requirements for the OBD II Emissions Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. Successful completion requires 100% attendance and satisfactory class participation. Late students may not be admitted to class. Students must bring a state-issued ID and station number.
Course Objectives
  1. Identify vehicles that require an OBD II inspection
  2. List in writing the fees associated with an OBD II inspection and identify when they apply
  3. Explain when a waiver of the inspection requirements may be issued
  4. Identify the Emissions Control Components installed on vehicles
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introduction
  2. Body:
    A. Station Qualifications
    B. Mechanic Qualifications
    C. Emissions Analyzers
    D. Cause and Effects of Air Pollution
    E. Vehicle Generated Pollutants
    F. Purpose of the Inspection Program
    G. Vehicle Emissions Standards
    H. Emission Control Devices
    I. Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)
    J. Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)
    K. Data Link Connector (DLC)
    L. Readiness Monitors
    M. OBD II subject vehicles
    N. Exceptions to OBD II inspections
    O. Pre-Inspection Requirements
    P. Entering Vehicle Data
    Q. Conducting the OBD II Inspection
    R. Fee Schedule
    S. Warranty Information
    T. Waivers
    U. Exemptions
    V. Violations
  3. Conclusion
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Division of Motor Vehicles, License Theft Bureau
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Vehicle Emission Inspection Mechanic License
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
DMV approved material and provided by the college.
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.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
An emissions inspector mechanic must have successfully completed an eight-hours training approved by the DMV. It is required a passing score on a written test and on a hands-on test in which the student is required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle.
Intended Audience
Auto Mechanics
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Vehicle Emission Inspection Mechanics
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Class A Mechanic
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Vehicle Emission Inspection Mechanics
Related Courses
  • Safety Recertification Inspection - AUT-3129D3
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department