Please read the following instructions carefully and ensure you have all the required information and documentation prior to completing your Station Certification Application. The Station Certification Applications must be submitted electronically. When completing the application, do not use ditto marks or enter “same” in any fields.
After GCAF and EPD determine your application is complete and the supporting documents meet the requirements, your application will be conditionally approved. When your station is conditionally approved, you will receive your Dashboard credentials (user name and password) and be permitted to order E-certs. In order for the Station Certification Application to receive final approval, your station must pass the certification audit. During the certification audit, you must display both an acceptable form of a photo ID and the original, notarized “O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1(e)(2) Lawful Presence Affidavit for GCAF Station Certification” to the GCAF auditor.
You are required to provide detailed information on the Station Certification Application in several categories, some of which are listed below with important notes regarding the fields that must be completed.
Applying for Station Certification
Station Certification Applications must be submitted electronically. After GCAF and EPD determine your application is complete and the supporting documents meet the requirements, your application will be conditionally approved. In order for the application to receive final approval, your station must pass the certification audit.
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 open a new station.
The following documentation must be submitted when applying for new station certification:
Station owners must submit a recently dated copy of their W-9. Only legible, recently dated, scanned copies will be accepted.
Please allow 4 to 12 weeks 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. You will be contacted by email once the form is processed. PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to upload the correct documentation, you will receive an email advising you of this fact. In this case, when the correct documentation is received, the processing time will reset to the times outlined above.
For additional program information, please visit the “Station & Inspectors” tab of the GCAF website at www.cleanairforce.com. Industry Advisory Board (IAB) members are also available to answer specific questions regarding station management; contact information for IAB members can also be found on the GCAF website.
You are only three steps away from filling out your application to open a new emissions inspection station.
You must complete the checklist provided below before you can begin your online application.
Step #2: Next, review the Required Materials/Information Checklist for Stations to ensure you have all the documents required to submit your online application, and prepare for the GCAF Certification Audit.
Step #3: Continue forward to begin the online application.