Inspection Update Newsletter

The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and their contractor, Applus, recognize the need to keep vehicle inspection and repair professionals up-to-date with changes to the Massachusetts Vehicle Check Program, technical lessons learned and other related information. A newsletter, Inspection Update, is published quarterly with useful program information for licensed inspectors and registered repair technicians and facilities.

Because MassDEP, RMV and Applus are committed to conserving natural resources, the newsletter is now distributed exclusively by email to stations/inspectors and Registered Techs. In addition, an electronic version is posted on the Program website.


These videos are designed as a helpful resource to stations and inspectors for training and support:

Downloads and Forms

The following is a list of all downloadable PDFs from this section of the website:

Contacts and Links

The following are some helpful links for repair technicians, inspectors and station owners:

Inspection and Maintenance Program Advisory Council (IMPAC)
Massachusetts Vehicle Check relies on more than the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and their contractor to meet its goals. The vehicle inspection and repair industry, dealer groups and commercial fleet operators are all integral contributors to the program’s success in achieving cleaner air and safer roads across the Commonwealth.

To give these important stakeholders a voice in the design, implementation and operation of Massachusetts Vehicle Check, the agencies convened the Inspection & Maintenance Program Advisory Council (IMPAC). 

IMPAC meets quarterly to provide industry representatives an opportunity to learn about and discuss issues that are germane and of consequence to their businesses and operations, including program and policy changes, training programs and advances in technology. The next IMPAC meeting will be held December 10, 2019.

Industry associations currently participating include:

If you wish to participate in IMPAC meetings, please call our Customer Service Center at 1-844-358-0135 to verify you have the most current information.

Links to Resources

Massachusetts Vehicle Check Logos

Please read the Massachusetts Vehicle Check Program Logo Style Guide for directions on appropriate use and application of the logo.

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Style Guide

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Download individual logos below for print and display. Or download ALL logos in one convenient ZIP file.


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