Automotive Safety Inspector (Maryland), Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Maryland Safety Inspectors work in an automotive repair or service outlet. They inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles or systems to ensure compliance with state regulations and safety standards.

CCBC offers two classes to help experienced automotive technicians prepare for Maryland's written and hands-on safety inspection exams. These classes are not required for the exam, but are offered to help technicians prepare for the exams.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare to pass the Maryland Vehicle Safety Inspection Written and Hands-on Tests,
2. use the Code of Maryland Regulations handbook to find information, and
3. properly perform the administrative duties of a safety inspector.

Program Credential

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). 

Certifying Organization:

Maryland State Police Automotive Safety Enforcement Division

www.mdsp.org

Students will be prepared to apply to take the state exam to become a Maryland Safety Inspector.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

3 days

Courses are usually offered on Saturdays at CCBC Catonsville.

Program Requirements

Students must be experienced automotive technicians to register for classes.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

 

​Course Number

Course
Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

ARP 294

Preparation for MD State Safety Inspection Test

 

6

Textbook provided in class.

$199

T-$60/F-$139

ARP 732

Maryland State Inspection Hands-On Test Preparation

16

Textbook provided in class.

$399

T-$120/F-$279


Course Series Totals:

22
 

$598

T-$180/F-$418

Additional Information

Career Opportunities:

​Automotive technicians can get multiple certifications and become master technicians or world class technicians. Technicians can also become supervisors, owners, inspectors and instructors.

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Nancy Kukay| nkukay@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville | BESS 100K

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS 100