Maine Revised Statutes

§1761. Certified inspection mechanics

1. Performance of inspection.  No person other than a holder of an inspection mechanic certificate may perform an inspection or issue or sign a certificate of inspection.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
1-A. Application and examination.  A person may submit an application with the required fee under subsection 3 for an inspection mechanic certificate to the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police and complete the examination up to 6 months prior to the person's 18th birthday. The Bureau of State Police may process the application and test the applicant up to 6 months prior to the applicant's 18th birthday but may not issue the certificate until the applicant is 18 years of age.
[ 2003, c. 222, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Requirements for inspection mechanic certification.  To receive an inspection mechanic certificate, an applicant must:
A. Pass a written or oral examination that is designed to test knowledge of motor vehicle inspection and the method of inspecting and testing motor vehicle equipment; and [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Be a person of honesty, integrity and reliability. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Examination fee.  Applicants for inspection mechanic certification must pay to the Chief of the State Police a fee of $1 for an application for examination or for renewal of a certificate.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Term of certification.  An inspection mechanic certificate is valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issue.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
5. Renewal.  An examination is not required if application for a renewal is made within one year of expiration.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
6. Remission of certificate. 
[ 2009, c. 251, §5 (RP) .]
7. Notification of change in place of employment.  Prior to inspecting vehicles for a new employer, the holder of an inspection mechanic certificate shall notify the Chief of the State Police of a change of place of employment.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
8. Testing in parking area.  Notwithstanding sections 1251, 1252 and 1253, a certified inspection mechanic who has a valid operator's license of any class may operate a motor vehicle in a parking area adjacent to an official inspection station for the purpose of testing equipment as required by the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 2003, c. 222, §1 (AMD). 2009, c. 251, §5 (AMD).