for Georgia's Vehicle Emissions Inspection & Maintenance (I/M) Program.

stations & inspectors

Inspector Certification Application Instructions

Please read the following instructions carefully and ensure you have all the required information and documentation prior to completing your Inspection Certification Application. The Inspector Certification Applications must be submitted electronically. When completing the application, do not use ditto marks or enter “same” in any fields.

After GCAF determines your application is complete and the supporting documents meet the requirements, your application will be conditionally approved, pending FINAL EPD approval. Note: You cannot be scheduled for training until you are notified by GCAF that your application received FINAL approval. After your application receives FINAL approval, your station owner or manager may submit an email to to schedule you for inspector training.

You are required to provide detailed information on the Inspector Certification Application in several categories, some of which are listed below with important notes regarding the fields that must be completed.

    • For Georgia drivers’ licenses and state IDs, the number generally is located in the top left corner and is a nine digit number.
    • A post office box address is not permitted for the “Home Address,” however is permitted for the “Mailing Address,” if different than the “Home Address.”
    • If you are currently a Georgia emissions inspector, check “Yes” and print your inspector certification number. This is the number on your badge, not your access code.
    • You must first be employed or affiliated with an emissions inspection station.

Applying for Inspector Certification

Required Documentation

GCAF only accepts documentation in English; documents in other languages will not be accepted. Additional documentation may be required in order to process the request to become a certified inspector.

The following documentation must be submitted when applying for inspector certification:

  •     A completed Inspector Certification Application
  •     A scanned copy of the following:
    •     Photo ID (driver’s license/state ID)


Please allow seven (7) business days for processing applications. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The applicant will receive a confirmation number for an online submittal to acknowledge a successful transmission. Please use this number when referring to your application. The applicant’s station owner or manager will be notified by email when the application is approved. NOTE: If the applicant fails to upload the correct documentation, the station owner/authorized representative will be contacted by email, instructing the inspector to resubmit the application.