Max's Auto Lab
Smog License School
On August 1, 2012, the BAR made revisions to the way people got a Smog License. From then on, there are two different licenses you can apply for - the Inspector License and the Repair Technician License. Read on below to learn more about them:
Inspector License Requirements:

1. You must meet any of the following:

a. Successfully complete and pass the 68-hour Level-1 course


b. Have a minimum of 2 years experience in an automotive repair shop (signed by employer) and ASEs in A6, A8, & L1


c. Have a minimum of 2 years experience in an automotive repair shop (signed by employer) and a completed BAR-Specified Diagnostic and Repair Course. 


d. At least 1-year automotive work experience and a Degree in Automotive Technology

e. At least 1-year automotive work experience and a Certificate of Completion for an Automotive Technology program

2. Complete Level-2 course

Repair Technician Requirements:

1. ASE A6, A8, and L1 Certification


2. Education & Experience Options


a. Have a minimum of 2 years experience in an automotive repair shop (signed by employer) and a completed BAR-Specified Diagnostic and Repair Course


b. At least 1-year automotive work experience and a Degree in Automotive Technology


c. At least 1-year automotive work experience and a Certificate of Completion for an Automotive Technology program (minimum of 720 hours, 280 of which was devoted to engine performance)

Max's Auto Lab

SMOG CLASSES:   JANUARY   THRU  DECEMBER 2018 
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Other Classes Offered
Brake & Lamp
This class will prepare for the State exam. We will be reviewing questions you might see on the state exam as well going over the equipment that is necessary for the brake and lamp inspection. (This class has one book for Brake and one book for Lamp). 


Hybrid Advance 
Continuing on the education of hybrids including a demo car (hands-on experience with a hybrid). 


Air Conditioning
All technicians opening the refrigeration circuit in automotive air conditioning systems must be certified in refrigerant recycling and recovery procedures to be in compliance with Section 609 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The MACS onsite training and certification program consists of an audio-visual presentation of EPA approved recovery and recycling procedures, distribution of the MACS certification training manual followed by a 25-question, closed book test.  At the end of the class you are now licensed to work on A/C.  (Includes a book and the cost of the test to become certified) 

​Lab Scopes and Reprogramming