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The Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog Check Referee program was created to improve the smog check process and help reduce air pollution for all Californians. Referee centers are state-contracted emissions test facilities that provide a wide array of resources for California motorists, including specialized services other smog stations are not authorized to perform.

The Foundation is contracted by BAR to manage the Smog Check Referee program at 29 Community College campuses and 2 vocational centers. In addition to a wide array of services for consumers, Referee centers offer valuable career training opportunities for California Community College students.


Services for Consumers

Smog Check Referees are authorized to inspect vehicles that regular smog stations cannot inspect. Find out about the services Referee centers offer for consumers.

Student Technician Training

Our Student Technician training program offers automotive students the chance to gain valuable job training experience.  Find out how to get started.

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