Inspector’s Certification Course

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 practical work experience of at least one year to have a full understanding of the tools and methods of inspection and a complete understanding of the federal regulations.

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

Participants in this course will be issued a management edition of the FMCSR book. They will be using it to understand where to find and how to apply those regulations to what they do every day.

Discussion on the legal liabilities of conducting federal annual inspections is included. Proper vehicle maintenance and service record-keeping are also part of this course. Participants will be tested, and upon passing the test, they will receive 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 MTAC. This course will focus on the regulations pertaining to the entire vehicle inspection process. Technicians are also encouraged to take the brake training classes when available for brake-specific certification requirements.

Driver's Guide to the FMCSRs

Course Fees

Member: $280

Non Member: $380

Course fees are exclusive of 6.35% Connecticut Sales Tax.

Course Includes

Course fees include materials.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given with 48-hour cancellation notice before the scheduled class.