The Unofficial PA Safety Inspection Site

This is an unofficial website with helpful links and information for technicians performing PA Vehicle Safety Inspection.  

PennDOT just added a new definition.  Do you know what an "Autocycle" is?  Click here for more information. 

Warning:  Do Not Let Your State Inspection License Expire! 

Online recertification testing begins this summer.  If an inspector does not complete the recertification testing prior to expiration they will need to retake the entire 12 hour inspector course.  Click here for more information. 

Latest News:  Safety inspection mechanics licenses that expire in July, August or September of 2016 will be receiving renewal notification that will allow the option of the “old way” or to take the new recertification exam.  Anyone who expires after September 30, 2016 will be required to take the new recertification test.  If you have not yet received your notice and feel you should have, please call 717-787-2895.

The Inspection Regulations were updated in October of 2013.  Are you aware of all of the updates?   These include: 
  • Load range of tires is now a rejectable condition and it must meet the manufacturer's minimum recommendations. 
  • To pass inspection, a vehicle must have the interior rear view mirror if originally equipped. 
  • It is legal for motorcycles to have handle bars above the operator's shoulder level. 
  • A vehicle fails inspection if a license plate cover obscures the state name on the license plate.
  • New certified inspection mechanic cards will have an expiration of 5 years from the date of issue. 

LEGISLATION ALERT!! - Have you heard about the PA Senate Bill 332 and House Bill 1333 that stands to change PA Emissions and Safety inspection requirements for newer vehicles?

 Click here to view the specifics of Senate Bill 332. 

UPDATE:  Study done in 2015 proves Safety Inspection works!

I hope you found our free Pennsylvania Safety Inspection information helpful to you!