SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 52.400
18 AAC 52.400. MECHANIC CERTIFICATION
(a) A mechanic who seeks certification under this chapter shall submit an application to the implementing agency on a form provided by the agency. The implementing agency may issue a certification to a mechanic if that mechanic has
(1) at least two years experience in the automotive repair industry, or equivalent educational experience;
(2) successfully completed a certified training course in vehicle inspection and repair procedures; for purposes of this paragraph, a "certified training course" is one that has been certified under 18 AAC 52.410; and
(b) Regularly scheduled examinations shall be held at a place and time designated by the implementing agency. The agency shall publish the dates and locations for taking the examination. An applicant who fails the examination may, after at least 30 days, apply for re-examination.
(c) The mechanic competency portion of the examination may be given as a screening or challenge test for competency in the area of emissions control system maintenance and repair. A person who passes the screening test may be certified after passing an abbreviated training course that emphasizes the details of the I/M program requirements and procedures and successfully completing the hands-on proficiency portion of the training course described in (a)(2) of this section.
(d) If a mechanic includes with the application
(3) passed an examination that has been approved under 18 AAC 52.405; for purposes of this paragraph, a passing score is 80 percent or above.
(1) a certificate of successful completion of a training course certified under 18 AAC 52.410, the implementing agency may waive the competency test described in 18 AAC 52.405(b), and issue certification after the mechanic successfully completes the regulations and the hands-on portions of the examination described in 18 AAC 52.405(a); or
(e) Certification under this section is valid for two years and may be renewed under 18 AAC 52.425. The implementing agency may issue a one-year certification to a mechanic who has received the training and passed the tests described in (a)(2) and (3) of this section, but who does not meet the criteria listed in (a)(1) of this section.
(f) A mechanic certified under this section may perform I/M tests and emission-related repairs as described in this chapter and the program manual.
(g) An applicant who requires additional time to complete the examination shall notify the implementing agency at least 10 days in advance so that special testing arrangements can be made. The implementing agency will make appropriate accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, including special testing accommodations for persons unable to take the standard examination.
State effective: 1/1/98; EPA effective: 2/28/00
(2) a current certification issued under this chapter by another implementing agency, the implementing agency will not require the mechanic to take a competency test, but will require successful completion of the rules and regulations and the hands-on tests.