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New York State Inspectors License

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New York State Inspectors’ License in Jamaica, New York

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Certified motor vehicle inspectors play an important role in keeping drivers safe across New York State. Many students at NYADI The College of Transportation Technology, located in Jamaica, New York, choose to apply for their state inspectors’ license through the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Learn more about how becoming an NYS motor vehicle inspector offers a rewarding career option.

The Role of a Motor Vehicle Inspector

Certified New York State motor vehicle inspectors examine cars, trucks, and motorcycles at licensed inspection stations throughout the state. They are responsible for ensuring that these vehicles meet all the safety and operational requirements set by the NYS DMV. Further, an inspector must thoroughly examine a vehicle to make sure that parts like its brakes, lights, seat belts, and turn signals are working properly. This is critical to ensuring that all cars on NYS highways are safe for drivers and passengers.

Licensing Requirements

To become a DMV-certified motor vehicle inspector in NYS, applicants must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Have completed one year of coursework towards an associate degree in automotive technology, or
  • Hold a high school or vocational school diploma in vocational automotive trades, or
  • Have at least one year of experience in repairing motor vehicles

Additionally, applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Be 17 years of age or older
  • Complete a certification application provided by the DMV
  • Hold an NYS driver license, learner permit, or non-driver photo ID card with a valid NYS DMV Client ID number
  • Complete the inspector certification training program and pass a state examination

A handbook on the requirements for motor vehicle inspection is available from NYS DMV.

How to Apply

If you are seeking to become a certified motor vehicle inspector and you meet the above qualifications, you must mail your completed application to:

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services
P.O. Box 2700
Albany, NY 12220-0700

There is a $10.00 application fee and a $15.00 certification fee, which is valid for three years. Applications are typically processed in six to eight weeks. Additional guidance for applicants is available on NYS DMV’s website.

Career Services Assistance through NYADI

NYADI’s Career Services office is available to help students seeking careers as motor vehicle inspectors. The office provides career development seminars, helps students with resume writing, and works with students on job interviewing techniques. The Career Services office is open Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students can set up an appointment online or by calling 917-720-4847 ext. 4025.

Learn More about Becoming a Motor Vehicle Inspector

Students at NYADI receive the career-focused education they need to enter the motor vehicle service industry after graduation. If you’re thinking about applying for your state inspectors’ license, consider the associate degree programs at NYADI in Jamaica, NY. Our experienced instructors offer hands-on training so you have the educational background you need. For more information, get in touch with NYADI today.