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Inspector Information and Recertification

Scheduling has resumed for all inspector training classes, including certifications, recertifications, and retests with the following criteria:

• Class sizes will be limited.
• Students must bring face masks to class and use them through the entire duration of each session.
• Social distancing will be enforced in each training class.


Please note that license extensions are not automatic. Station and inspectors must submit renewal applications in order to receive them.


View COVID-19 health and safety tips for stations and inspectors.

Inspector Certification

Georgia’s Clean Air Force (GCAF) offers one inspector certification training course, which certifies inspectors to test all vehicles subject to an emissions inspection. The inspector certification training course includes instructions on performing two-speed-idle (TSI) and on-board diagnostics (OBD) inspections. The training course is offered at GCAF’s two training centers: GCAF Central and GCAF North.

Inspector Recertification

A GCAF inspector certificate is valid for two years unless suspended or revoked. The inspector must complete a recertification training class to renew his or her certification before it expires.

Inspectors will be notified via GAS message and by email at least 60 days before their certification expiration. Inspectors should apply for recertification training at least 30 days prior to their license expiry date; failure to apply at least 30 days prior to expiry negates any possible license extensions. The recertification training is a one (1) day course held at the GCAF training centers located at GCAF Central and GCAF North.

GCAF offers two options for inspector recertification training. Inspectors may choose one of the two training offerings:

1)    Inspectors view the online recertification video before attending recertification training class. Upon arrival for class, the inspector must sign an affidavit certifying the video was viewed. Viewing of the video prior to class will replace the in-person presentation; or

2)    Inspectors attend the traditional recertification class. Viewing the recertification video online is not required, as the in-person presentation will be conducted.

If you have any questions about recertification class, email us at

Training Class Schedule

Class start time for new inspector classes and recertification classes is 9 a.m. Students should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to be checked in. No one will be allowed into the class after 9 a.m. Classes end at 5 p.m.

View the available training dates for 2022.

Please note: GCAF may add additional class times during the year that are not on the training calendar. If you have been scheduled for a date that is not listed on the calendar, you should still report to class on that date.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, contact GCAF Station Assistance at 1.800.449.2471, option 2. If class has been canceled, GCAF will contact the station owner/manager to reschedule training.

No-Show Policy for Inspector Training

  • Station owners/managers are allowed to submit and to sign inspector applications.
  • Students do not have to be affiliated with a station in order to register for inspector training.
  • Station owners/managers are encouraged to remind their employees to attend training on the scheduled day and to assist employees with gaining base knowledge of the vehicle emissions testing process.
  • The inspector training manual is posted online for anyone who wants to prepare in advance.
  • Cancellations must be emailed to at least two business days in advance.
  • If a student does not show for class, a doctor’s note, police report, or any additional documentation as approved by GCAF, that is signed and dated, must be submitted to GCAF in order to re-register promptly.
  • If the student cannot provide the documentation mentioned above, he or she must wait 90 days to email to re-register.

Inspector Recertification Training Video

Download the Inspector Training Manual

Download the Inspection Equipment Hands-On Training Manual

Download the Online Inspector Practice Exam