The Foundation for California Community Colleges has been contracted to operate the California Department of Consumer Affairs – Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Smog Check Referee Program and Call Center since 2004. Through this program, students gain real-world experience working alongside experienced Smog Check Referee staff and dealing directly with local consumers and their vehicles. Community College campuses benefit from the use of modern equipment and receive financial support for space sharing. Learn more >
In addition, The Foundation is working on a joint study with the California Air Resources Board and State of California Auto Dismantlers Association. The study will focus on the amount of refrigerant left in vehicles waiting to be dismantled or crushed at wrecking yards, and whether it accounts for a substantial amount of greenhouse gas.