Safety Inspection Mechanic Certification Program

This program leads to Safety Inspection Mechanic Certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. It contains classroom instruction, special category instruction, written examination, tool clinic, and tactile examination for each category.

Individuals will be notified of the date and time for the Tactile Examination during the Tool Clinic portion of the course. Upon successful completion of your Tactile Examination, your records will be forwarded to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation along with a recommendation for certification. The PA Department of Transportation, NOT the Dauphin County Technical School, issues this certification. You should receive your Safety Inspection Identification Card within three (3) weeks. 

Cost $180 Cat 1 - $40 for each additional category (We accept Visa, MasterCard)

Acceptable forms of payment:

Personal Pay: Credit/Debit or Money Order, or Cash

Company Pay: Company Credit Card or Company Check

Exam Re-takes: $40 (By appointment only.  Call the Adult & Continuing Education office at (717) 652-3170 ext. 7445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Registration and fee deadline is one week prior to the first class. Individuals are not considered registered with DCTS until payment is made and a completed application is submitted to the Adult & Continuing Education Office.

A copy of your current Driver's License must accompany your application.

Sep. 8, 9,10,15,16, or 17, 2020

Oct. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, or 15, 2020

Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 12 or 16, 2020

Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, or 10, 2020 CLOSED

Jan. 5,6,7,12,13, or 14, 2021

Feb. 2, 3, 4,9,10, or 11, 2021

Mar. 2, 3, 4,9,10, or 11, 2021

Apr. 6, 7,8,13, 14, or 15, 2021

May 4,5,6,11,12, or 13, 2021

June 1, 2,3,8,9, or 10, 2021

Safety Inspection Clinic Topics

  • Use of a micrometer
  • Standard micrometer in inches
  • Safety Inspection approved micrometer
  • Exposure to digital micrometers
  • Conversion information from inches to metric

Space is limited so sign up early to confirm your seat.

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