inspector’s Certification Course

This course is designed to tie your inspector’s experience to the laws and standards of inspection detailed in federal regulations.

Course fees are subject to change.

  • Members - $275
  • Non-Members - $480

Under federal law, commercial motor vehicle inspectors are required to be certified to conduct federal annual inspections. Inspectors must be capable of performing inspections with a minimum of one year of practical work experience to fully understand the tools and methods of inspection and the federal regulations.

This Inspector’s Certification Course is designed to tie your inspector’s experience to the laws and standards of inspection as put forth in federal regulations.

Participants in this course will be familiarized with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 396. They will use this information to better understand where and how to find and apply those regulations to their daily work.

This course includes a discussion of the legal liabilities of conducting federal annual inspections. It also covers proper vehicle maintenance and service record-keeping. Participants will be tested, and upon passing the test, they will receive the proper federal certification documents required under 49 CFR 396.19.

This course is designed for technicians with at least one year of experience. However, supervisors and others involved with vehicle maintenance programs are also encouraged to attend. Certification will only be awarded to those who obtained the required experience under federal law.

Please note that this is NOT the brake training class regularly offered by VTBA. This course will focus on the regulations pertaining to the entire vehicle inspection process. Technicians are also encouraged to take brake training classes when available for brake-specific certification requirements.