California Occupational License

License Title:
    Smog Check Technician
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Bureau of Automotive Repair
     Licensing Unit

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 10949 North Mather Boulevard
Sacramento,  CA  95670

     Phone Number: (855) 735-0462
     Fax Number: (855) 641-9982

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Technicians inspecting, testing and repairing vehicle emissions control systems in accordance with the Smog Check program.

Fees: Application: $20; Renewal: $20. Exam fee: $45.

Examination Frequency: License is valid for two years. Expires last day of month of birth.

Exam Locations: Varies.

Experience Requirement: See "Special License Requirements" below.

Average Time to Process Application: 50 days.

Renewal Period: Every 2 years.

Special License Requirements: Completion of required training and/or qualifying experience; ASE certification and update training as required.

Comments: N/A

Authority: California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Sections 3340.28 and 3340.29; Health and Safety Code, Sections 44031.5, 44032.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 493023