Automotive: Vehicle Safety Inspection Course

The Safety Inspection course is a 16 hour standardized curriculum that provides the necessary training and testing for individuals performing vehicle safety inspections. MTECH offers a combined 16 hour course for the certification in two of the three separate Vehicle Safety Inspector Certifications: Passenger Vehicles/ Light Trucks, Motorcycles In Utah there are three separate Vehicle Safety Inspector Certifications; Passenger Vehicles/Light Trucks, Motorcycles, and Heavy Trucks/Trailers/Buses.

MTECH's 16 hour course only offers training for the certification in Passenger Vehicles/Light Trucks and Motorcycles. MTECH does not offer a course for certification in Heavy Trucks/Trailers/Buses. Participants must score 80% or more on the final examination and performance checklist to achieve competency for the course and receive a certificate. Individuals who successfully complete the training will be eligible to apply for their Vehicle Inspection Certification from the Utah Department of Public Safety.

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David Simmons


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Greg Mecham


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Matthew Zufelt


  • Automotive Vehicle Safety Inspection
  • Program Hours: 16 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Vehicle Safety Inspection.
  2. State of Utah Safety Inspection Certification.

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2021 opens April 20, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.  online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.     

  Program Length: 16 Hours.

  Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Trades and Tech Campus.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid or Veterans Assistance.


  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit

Students need to be able to show that they have some mechanic experience.

  All students must have a valid driver's license, and is recommended to have a 10th grade competency level in Reading & English.

To receive state certification; student must be 18 years old, or 17 years old and enrolled in an automotive apprenticeship program.


Session Location Room Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2021 Lehi Trades & Tech 111 9/20/2021 9/23/2021 6:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Summer 2022 Lehi Trades & Tech 111 1/18/2022 1/21/2022 6:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Spring 2022 Lehi Trades & Tech 111 4/18/2022 4/21/2022 6:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $0.00  
Program Fees $68.00 Includes State Certification fee
Tuition $33.60  
total: $101.60  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.


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