Smog Check Referee Program

Cleaner air through technology.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog Check Referee program was created to improve the smog check process and help reduce air pollution for all Californians. Referee centers are state-contracted emissions test facilities that provide a wide array of resources for California motorists, including specialized services other smog stations are not authorized to perform. The Foundation is contracted by BAR to manage the Smog Check Referee program at 31 Community College campuses. In addition to a wide array of services for consumers, Referee centers offer valuable career training opportunities for California Community College students.

Services for Consumers

Smog Check Referees are authorized to inspect vehicles that regular smog stations cannot inspect. Find out about the services Referee centers offer for consumers.

Student Technician Training

Our Student Technician training program offers automotive students the chance to gain valuable job training experience. Find out how to get started.

Fact Sheets

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Contact Us

Smog Check Referee Call Center 
Toll Free: 1.800.622.7733


Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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Help the Foundation further its mission to benefit, support, and enhance the California Community Colleges.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 68-0412350).

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving nearly 2 million students.

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