PennDOT - Safety Inspection Mechanic Training

This Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Safety Inspection Mechanic training course instructs participants to inspect motor vehicles under the Vehicle Equipment and Inspection Regulations. Both written and hands-on tactile examinations must be passed for successful completion of the course. All materials are provided. Bring photo ID/driver's license to class.

Safety Inspection Cat III licenses (Buses/Trucks) will only be available during the months of April thru September.  

Note: The 60-minute tactile exam is scheduled additionally at a designated time and date after the last class date. If registering online, download a copy of the training manual and review before the start of class or pick up your copy at Main Campus, Center for Business and Industry room C1-09.

Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be certified for the Pennsylvania state inspection license and have a proficient understanding of the following policies and procedures:

  • Inspection station obligations and responsibilities.
  • Operations of tools and equipment
  • Recording inspection information
  • Ordering of certificates
  • Violations and suspensions

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees Register
Saturdays
Nov. 13, 2021 to Nov. 20, 2021
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now

Saturdays
Dec. 4, 2021 to Dec. 11, 2021
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)

Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
Jan. 22, 2022 to Jan. 29, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
Feb. 12, 2022 to Feb. 19, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
Mar. 19, 2022 to Mar. 26, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
Apr. 23, 2022 to Apr. 30, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
May 14, 2022 to May 21, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
Jun. 11, 2022 to Jun. 18, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
Jul. 16, 2022 to Jul. 23, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now
Saturdays
Aug. 13, 2022 to Aug. 20, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break)
Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
$170 Register Now

 Course Hours: 10 Hours + 1 Hour Exam