PA Safety Inspection of Vehicles Certification Course & Emission Testing

Course description:

This state approved course is designed to provide automobile mechanics with the required certification to conduct the PA Safety Inspection of Vehicles. Specific categories that individuals may become certified in include:

  • Category I: Passenger
  • Category II: Motorcycles
  • Category III: Heavy Trucks

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, which includes classroom and vehicle inspection, a certificate will be issued by the PA Department of Transportation.


$175.00, which includes textbook and Category I inspection test; an additional $40 is assessed for each additional category. Additional textbooks are $13.00 each.

Course Hours:

12 classroom instruction, plus inspection test(s)


  • Next class session dates will be announced. Please contact the Continuing Education Office at (814) 941-8324 and for more information.


To register for the course, please complete this form and return to the GACTC with payment.


This certification testing is offered for automotive technicians for Northern Region Emission Certification. Individuals must visit to obtain study materials for the certification. Individuals must register for the certification testing via the PA Inspection Mechanic Training and Certification portal at:


$40 for new certification (payable via the PA Inspection Mechanic Training and Certification portal), plus $20 testing fee to GACTC (payable to GACTC)


  • The next test date is Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 3:15 pm.   Please contact the Continuing Education Office at (814) 941-8324 and for more information.

Healthcare Certifications

We are a proctoring site for several healthcare certifications through National Healthcare Association, including the following:

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Please contact us to arrange proctoring at (814) 941-8324 or

Welding Certifications

Course Description:

This training will prepare welders for bridgework welding certification including certification testing on welding process, preparation of material, and joint configuration for SMAW. The semi-automatic process addition (FCAW/GMAW) training can also be provided in this training, based on needs of individual. Training will include 1 hour of theory and 7 hours of application in welding shop at the GACTC.


Student must provide welding gloves, helmet, jacket, and safety glasses.


The cost varies depending on number of students and welding training needed. Please call the Continuing Education Office for more details.


Various welding testing is available. Please call the Continuing Education Office for more details. Testing can be conducted at the GACTC or at company worksite.


Varies per test.


Call the Continuing Education Office at 814-941-TECH (8324) to schedule testing.

Other Testing


DSST exams provides individuals an opportunity to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom through a suite of more than 30 exams in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences and Humanities.


$55 testing fee + cost of test (Test cost varies, please visit the DSST website to learn more.)


Please contact us to schedule DSST exam proctoring.


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers using Microsoft Office applications.


Varies per test. View tests and fees at


Please contact us to schedule exam proctoring.

Do you have an idea or need specific training and/or testing?

Please contact the Continuing Education Office today at 814-946-8469 or to discuss your needs.