Certified Emissions Repair Facility (CERF) Certification Details

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. 

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Obtaining the Certification

Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. 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.

Apply for the Certification

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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  • Download form

    Download the application .PDF file

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Maintaining Your Certification

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your Certification (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Certification/stay in good standing)

  1. 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.


Certification Issuer - Information

Who issues the certification?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

Kathy Daristotle

Email: Katharine.Daristotle@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 537-3270

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?