Certified Emissions Repair Facility (CERF) Certification
General Info - Statewide Certification
This certification ensures that motor vehicle repair facilities that meet minimum requirements established by the State of Maryland are available to the general public to adequately perform engine repairs to ensure healthy air quality. This voluntary certification may be sought by owners or operators of vehicle repair facilities.
Obtaining the Certification
Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Certification requirements include an emissions analyzer that meets 1980 California Bureau of Automotive Repair standards, ownership of specified tools, and the employment of a certified emissions technician. The emissions analyzer must pass an entry audit.
Maintaining Your Certification
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your Certification (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Certification/stay in good standing)
Each facility participates in the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program’s Quality Assurance Program by calibrating its analyzer at least once every two weeks and participating in a bimonthly quality assurance audit.
What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?
STATE: Transportation Article, Title 23, Subtitle 2, Sec. 23.201-23.209; COMAR 11.14.08.30 and 11.14.08.29.