Professional Certification

Automotive Certification Courses

For more information, please contact Megan Smit or the Navigation Station at 704-216-7222 or email


Upcoming Classes

Mar 01

Auto Safety

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 12

OBD II Certification

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 05

Auto Safety

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 15

OBD II Certification

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 03

Auto Safety

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 13

OBD II Certification

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 03

Auto Safety

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jun 17

OBD II Certification

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 08

Auto Safety

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 12

OBD II Certification

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Class Information

Auto Safety Inspection Certification

This eight-hour course certifies safety inspectors according to state law. The course includes lecture, lab and exit examination. The textbook is the North Carolina Transportation Division of Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section Manual. You may print it from the NCDOT website.

Small Engine Mechanic

This course is designed to cover both four stroke and two stroke engine theory of both hand held and gasoline powered small engines. The students will gain knowledge on small engine fundamentals through seminars containing power points, text and work books and web base training from Honda and Briggs & Stratton. They will receive hands on experience with the tear down and inspection of Honda four stroke engine in accordance to manufacturer’s specifications. Students will then rebuild the engine and test run and tune to manufacturer’s specifications.

The course also covers servicing and troubleshooting of small engines. Students will be given an engine with a problem or issue and demonstrate how to troubleshoot and solve the issue with the engine. Students may use school engines or bring in their own engine for this section.

This course covers shop safety practices and the use of general and specialty hand and measuring tools. The course will also briefly cover jobs in the field of small engine repair.

Instructor: Dan Burns

Hybrid Vehicle Overview & Basic Safety - NEW

Students will gain skills needed to understand hybrid vehicles, basic maintenance on hybrid vehicles, basic safety when working on hybrid vehicles and where to locate important information about hybrid vehicles.

OBD II Certification

This course now covers both initial certifications, as well as recertifications. For recertifications, students must have and bring to class proof of certification.

This eight-hour course certifies vehicle inspectors in On-Board Diagnostics II Emissions testing procedures as established by state law. The course includes lecture, lab and exit examination. The textbooks are the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicle On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) Emissions Certification Course Inspection Procedures Manual and the North Carolina Transportation Division of Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section Manual. You may print both from the NCDOT website (book one & two).