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.
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.
Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Maryland State Police Automotive Safety Enforcement Division
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.
Courses are usually offered on Saturdays at CCBC Catonsville.
Students must be experienced automotive technicians to register for classes.
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
(approximate cost; subject to change)
Preparation for MD State Safety Inspection Test
Textbook provided in class.
Maryland State Inspection Hands-On Test Preparation
Textbook provided in class.
Course Series Totals:
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: Contact the Administrative Assistant
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