Certification Classes
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Certification Classes

Safety inspections are required for commercial vehicles over 26,000 lbs GVW (gross vehicle weight). Training provided in this class by the Minnesota State Patrol will prepare individuals to become certified as inspectors for trucks (including farm trucks), buses, and other vehicles required to have annual safety inspections.


Mendota Heights State Patrol Office
1110 Centre Point Curve, Suite 410
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Price: $230

Note: The State Patrol has issued a $20 price increase. Students are now also required to have a chambermate, which will be provided to them at the class. The cost of the chambermate is $30, which now makes the total cost of the class $230. 

Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Please note: Due to classroom size, classes are limited to 30 students. If you click on the link and it does not let you register it is because the class is FULL. If this is the case, please try the next available date. 

Click on a date below to register online

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Full
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  Full
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 

Who Should be Certified?

Minnesota law requires commercial motor vehicles to be inspected annually and display an annual inspection decal. For purposes of the annual inspection, a commercial motor vehicle is:

  • A vehicle or combination of motor vehicles having a gross vehicle weight greater than 26,000 pounds
  • A bus (more than 15 passengers including the driver)
  • A vehicle, regardless of size, that transports a quantity of hazardous materials requiring the vehicle to display placards; or
  • A self-propelled special mobile equipment mounted on a commercial motor vehicle chassis with a gross vehicle weight more than 26,000 pounds.

A required inspection may be performed only by:
(Please note: If you are not one of the following, you are not able to attend this class)

  • An employee of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) or Transportation (MnDOT) who has been certified by the commissioner of DPS after having received training provided by the State Patrol;
  • Another person who is not an employee of DPS or MnDOT certified by the commissioner if the person is:
    • An owner, or employee of the owner, of one or more commercial motor vehicles that are power units;
    • A dealer licensed under section 168.27 and engaged in the business of buying and selling commercial motor vehicles, or an employee of the dealer;
    • Engaged in the business of repairing and servicing commercial motor vehicle.
    • Governmental agency that operates commercial motor vehicles