Automotive Emissions Certification

Online Application

**Apply online then call in to make a credit card payment over the phone or at least two weeks before class to secure your spot** 

You  are not registered until you call the office to make your payment at 717-652-3170 ext. 7902. You will then receive a confirmation email once we receive your payment.  Please check your SPAM folder if you do not see this confirmation email. 


The emissions class provides the Adult Learner with the coursework and testing needed to receive the Pennsylvania Emissions Inspector Certification. This class consists of theory, demonstration on Dynamometer gas analyzing and OBDI equipment. Successful completion of this course and test qualifies the individual to inspect vehicles for emissions certification.

Classes are given over a period of three evenings (Tues, Thurs, Tues) from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the final evening will be a review and exam. The $200 registration fee includes all instruction as well as necessary hours of theory needed to take the Emissions exam. Individuals are required to attend all three evenings. Classes are held in Adult/Continuing Education Modular #3.  Park in the lot on the right side of the school marked for Adult & Continuing Education and the classroom is on the right at the top of the wood ramp.

Additional requirement: ALL registrants are required to register with the PA Training Portal run by Parsons at ( AT LEAST one full week prior to the class start date. An additional fee of $39.99 is required to register on the PA Training Portal and obtain all student materials needed for the class as well as gaining access to the online exam.

Total combined emissions certification fee $240 ($200 to DCTS + $39.99 to Parsons).

Do Not attempt to open the exam prior to taking the required theory hours or this will count as an attempt and a failed test.

In the event a passing exam score of 80% is not achieved in class, the individual may schedule a 2nd attempt with the Adult & Continuing Education Office. Testing is by appointment only (717-652-3170 ext 7902) or at hours are 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri from Sept-May,  8:00 am – 2:00 pm and  Mon-Thurs from June – August 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. There will be a $50 proctor charge for ALL re-tests.

Course enrollees must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license.

Inspection certification is valid for 2 years. You will then be required to take an online Re-Certification course to maintain your certification.

Course Information

Cost: $200

Hours: 12 hours

Online ApplicationYour spot will only be effective once payment is made.

Checks should be made out to DCTS ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION and mailed to 6001 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or call (717) 652-3170 ext. 7902 to make payment by credit card.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Personal Pay: Credit/Debit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), Money Order, or Cash

Company Pay: Company Credit Card or Company Check

•Checks should be made out to DCTS ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION and mailed to 6001 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or call (717) 652-3170 ext. 7902 to make payment by credit card. No refunds will be issued after the start of class.

Registration and fee deadline is two weeks prior to the start of class. Submission of an application alone does not guarantee a spot in the class.

*Individuals are not considered registered with DCTS until BOTH a payment is made AND a completed application with copy of driver’s license is submitted to the Adult & Continuing Education Office. You are also not fully registered for the Emissions course until you additionally register on the

2024-2025 Class Schedule Coming Soon!

Course Dates – 2023-2024 SCHEDULE

You must call prior to the first night of class to reschedule if you are not able to make the class. Failure to show for the class will result in possible forfeiture of payment.

EMISSIONS (12 hour class): Tues/Thurs/Tues 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Aug 29, 31, Sept 5, 2023

Sept 19, 21, 26, 2023

Oct 24, 26, 31, 2023

Nov 28, 30, Dec 5, 2023

Jan 16, 18, 23, 2024

Feb 20, 22, 27, 2024

Mar 19, 21, 26, 2024

Apr 23, 25, 30, 2024

May 21, 23, 28, 2024

Submit an Online Application .  Your spot will only be effective once payment is made.

Checks should be made out to DCTS ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION and mailed to 6001 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or call (717) 652-3170 ext. 7902 to make payment by credit card.

Misc. Information

As of December 2003, every emissions inspection station must employ at least one certified emissions inspector.

All registered Emissions Class applicants must produce their receipt from Parsons confirming that they have registered and have access to the test online the first night of class.

Email application and copy of Driver’s License to:

You must bring your valid driver’s license photo ID with you on the first night of class as proof of ID.

There is a $50 charge to DCTS Adult & Continuing Education to proctor Emissions re-tests.

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.

Adult learners must be able to understand, speak, read, and write the English language.

Space is limited so sign up early to confirm your seat. An online application does not secure your spot.  Please call the office at (717) 652-3170 ext. 7902 with credit card payment or submit your check to DCTS ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION, 6001 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Due to safety considerations, no one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be permitted to attend class or be on the premises of Dauphin County Technical School property. It is the discretion of the instructor in making any and all determination and identification of individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This may include prescription drugs if, in the opinion of the instructor the drugs impair the judgment of the participant. Copies of the DCTS Use of Tobacco Policy #222 and Drug and Alcohol Policy #227 are listed below.

*Your signature is required on the registration form to indicate that you have read, understand, and will abide by these policies.


The Joint Operating Committee recognizes that tobacco, nicotine, and nicotine delivery products present a health and safety hazard that can have serious consequences for both users and nonusers and the safety and environment of the school. For purposes of this policy, tobacco includes a lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, little cigar, pipe, or other smoking product or material and smokeless tobacco in any form including chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or dissolvable tobacco pieces.[1] For purposes of this policy, nicotine shall mean a product that contains or consists of nicotine in a form that can be ingested by chewing, smoking, inhaling, or through other means. For purposes of this policy, a nicotine delivery product shall mean a product or device used, intended for use, or designed for the purpose of ingesting nicotine or another substance. This definition includes, but is not limited to, any device or associated product used for what is commonly referred to as vaping or juuling.


It is the goal of the Dauphin County Technical School to maintain a drug-free and alcohol-free school environment. In order to further this goal, the Alcohol, Drugs, and Controlled Substances Policy No. 227. A student shall not possess, use, transmit, deliver, sell or be under the influence of any controlled substance. Controlled substances shall be defined as A. All dangerous controlled substances prohibited by law within the meaning of the Controlled Substance, Drug-Device, and Cosmetic Act as amended. B. All over-the-counter medications. C. All alcoholic beverages. D. Any anabolic steroids. E. Any synthetic compound, or any herbal substance sold as an incense, bath salts, or smoking material that mimics the effects of marijuana. F. Any drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia includes equipment, apparatus, and/or gear generally associated with the use/abuse of alcohol, narcotic drugs, and mood-altering chemicals. Examples may include items such as “pot pipes,” cigarette-rolling papers, roach clips, weighing scales, and any other device used to measure, inject, inhale, ingest, package, deliver or facilitate the use, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance. G. All legal or illegal hemp products. H. Volatile solvents or inhalants to include glue and aerosol propellants. I. Any prescription, patent drug, caffeine pills/capsules, epinephrine, or other stimulants except those for which permission for use in school has been granted pursuant to Joint Operating Committee Policy. J. Any look-a-like substance that resembles any item above including any non-controlled substance that in its overall finished dosage appearance is substantially similar in size, shape, color, marking, or packaging to any controlled substance.