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Automotive Safety Inspection

(Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This course is designed for automotive employees needing the required certification to perform NC inspections. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $75.35. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

44972 T 4/14 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
44973 T 4/28 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
44975 T 5/12 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46321 T 5/26 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46323 T 6/9 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46324 T 6/23 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46326 T 7/7 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46328 T 7/21 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46329 T 8/4 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course

motorcyle safetyThis course uses the curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It is designed for persons with little or no riding experience; however, participants must be able to ride a bicycle. Supplies needed include eye protection eyeglasses, sunglasses, goggles, or face shield; full-fingered gloves; over-the-ankle boots; long pants; long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and a N.C. Department of Transportation-approved helmet (some are provided). Motorcycles are provided. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 22 hours. $189. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

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4/17
4/18–4/19
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
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4/24
4/25–4/26
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
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5/1
5/2–5/3
6–10 p.m.
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5/8
5/9–5/10
6–10 p.m.
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5/15
5/16–5/17
6–10 p.m.
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5/29
5/30–5/31
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
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6/5
6/6–6/7
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
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6/12
6/13–6/14
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
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6/19
6/20–6/21
6–10 p.m.
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7/10
7/11–7/12
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
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Helpful Hints

On both Saturday & Sunday, arrive at the motorcycles with all of your gear a minimum of 15 minutes prior to riding. Be ready to ride at the appointed time.

Gear (minimum requirements)

  • DOT Approved Helmet – we have helmuts for your use if needed
  • Eye protection - face shield, goggles or glasses
  • Long sleeve shirt; dress in layers if possible
  • Long pants - sturdy denim is good; no flared bottoms or super baggy
  • Over the ankle shoes. MUST COMPLETELY COVER THE ANKLE BONE. (Chunky shoes make shifting difficult)
  • Full fingered gloves (does not have to be motorcycle gloves but cannot be rubber gloves)
  • Sunglasses (optional)

Nice to know:

  • Lunch is on your own - bring it with you or go out
  • No set duration for lunch - varies between 45 minutes and 1 hour
  • Bring water - freeze a bottle or two and they stay cooler on warm days
  • Drink 2 glasses of water each night to help hydrate your body
  • Folding chair - nice for breaks and lunch time
  • Wear sunscreen  - lips too
  • Bring snacks
  • Generally range riding each morning and classroom each afternoon

Need to know:

  • Bring workbook to class with you on Saturday and Sunday
  • Class may run past scheduled time - be flexible
  • To complete the course, you must arrive on time for each session
  • You will be tired and sore - refrain from any late night activities

On the Range Success:

  • HAVE FUN!!!
  • Remember to breathe, relax, and listen
  • Leave your previous ideas about motorcycles at home

On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Automotive Emissions

(Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This is a mandatory course for automotive employees performing NC Safety and Emissions inspections. It focuses on the computer and software that monitor the emissions control devices installed in vehicles beginning in 1996. Individuals who have not been certified by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles to perform Safety and Emissions inspections must take the course. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $75.35. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

44983 Th 4/16 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
44984 Th 4/30 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
44985 Th 5/14 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46337 Th 5/28 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46338 Th 6/11 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46339 Th 6/22 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46340 Th 7/9 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46341 Th 7/23 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
46342 Th 8/6 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454

On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Automotive Recertification

(Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This course is for automotive employees who have been certified in Emissions and Safety inspections. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 4 hours. $75.35. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method. Please review the course materials.

44993 W 4/15 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
44994 W 4/29 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
44995 W 5/13 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
46330 W 5/27 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
46331 W 6/10 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
46332 W 6/24 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
46333 W 7/8 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
46334 W 7/22 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
46335 W 8/5 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453

Vehicle Escort Driver Certification

The course focuses on the functions and duties of the escort driver for overweight/oversized vehicles in NC, as well as highway operations and breakdown operations. Cost includes handbook and materials. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $69

46392 Sat 4/18 9 a.m.–6 p.m. OCC June 17 registration deadline