Become a Registered Emissions Repair Technician
Registered Emissions Repair Technicians (Registered Tech) play an important role in the Massachusetts Vehicle Check Program. To become a Registered Tech, you must:
- Have a current National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification
- L-1 certification for gasoline vehicle repairers
- L-2 certification or both L-1 and A9 certifications for diesel vehicle repairers
- Successfully complete the MASS Module training and pass the proficiency exam
- Attend the 28-hour OBD Diagnostics and Repair Training course and pass the proficiency exam.
- Complete the following steps:
Download, print and complete your Registered Emissions Repair Technician application
Scan and email your application to Applus: RERT@MAVehicleCheck.com
Mail your application to:
Massachusetts Vehicle Check Program
Applus Technologies, Inc.
787-A Hartford Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-844-358-0135 if you have any questions about registering, the MASS Module exam, or the OBD Diagnostics and Repair Training course.
The National Institute for Auto Service Excellence (ASE) tests and certifies automotive service and repair professionals. The tests measure a technician’s knowledge of the skills needed to diagnose problems with computer-controlled engine systems. These skills are extensions of the basic repair and diagnostic skills that are tested on the Automobile Engine Performance (A-8) test. The L-1 and L-2 ASE certifications, required for RERTs, provide even more in depth training related to the emissions control components of vehicles.
For more information, call ASE at or visit www.ase.com.