California's Smog Tech Inspector     
State Exam Preparation

Smog Tech Inspector #2

This page is going to help you prepare for the smog state exam. The state  exam has about a 54% failure rate and any additional information can help you.

Here are some knowledge base questions you should know. 

Performing an emissions test: Can you identify a defective component 

Consumer Obligation: What is the technicians obligation to a consumer while they are working at a Test Only Shop.

How many types of smog station licenses are in the smog program

What is the technician obligation while working at a test and repair station

When do you notify the B.A.R when you move or leave a job

Should the shop or technician license be seen by outside traffic or anyone doing business with the shop.

Shop records: what is the hold time before destroying the invoice's

Revoking a License: When can the technician license be revoke or can it.

Smog Sign: Does the B.A.R. have a standard dimension when it comes to the smog sign.

Sublet: What is sublet and how is the shop handle in this procedure

Can a consumer use the poverty level to receive a waiver

Cost Waiver: What is the minimum cost to be eligible for a cost waiver

When a consumer can not repair certain vehicles what is the technician obligation to the consumer. 

Emission Control Label: What is the proper procedure when the under hood emission control label is missing. 

Operating the Smog Machine: How do you smog a SPCN vehicle

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Nate Davis: Engine Performance / Automotive Emissions Instructor

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Emission Control 1:

B.A.R. Smog Check

Inspector Level 1

(Inspector "Smog" License):

Engine Fundamentals  

8am - 12:15 pm 

Summer Class

7/5/2022 -8/5/2022

Class # 799065

Emission Control 2:

B.A.R. Smog Check

Inspector Level 2

(Inspector "Smog" License):

Rules and Regulations

8am - 12:15 pm

Summer Classes

7/5/2022 - 8/5/2022

Class # 799067

Engine Performance 1:

 8am - 12: 15 pm

Date: TBD

Class # 799069

Engine Performance 2:

B.A.R. Specified Diagnostic

and Repair Training

(Repair "Smog" License)

Time: TBD 

Date: TBD 

Class # 799071

Emission Control 1

(Inspector "Smog" License):

5:00pm - 8:45 pm

Date: TBD

Class # 799065

Emission Control 2: 

(Inspector "Smog" License):

5:00pm - 8:45 pm

Date: TBD

Class # 799065

Exhaust Emissions (Update Class):

5:30 pm - 8:45 pm 

Tuesday nights: 

Dates: coming soon 

Class # 796070