Join the California BAR's Continuous Testing Program for Government Fleets

Substitute the biennial Smog Check inspections and keep your vehicles running clean year-round by remotely monitoring emissions, driver behavior, engine idle times, and more.

A mechanic conducts a smog emissions test in California by holding a sensor up to the vehicle's exhaust pipe.

Substitute Smog Check inspections for government fleet vehicles and keep your vehicles on the road.

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) developed the Continuous Testing Program (CTP) Pilot to provide government agencies that have fleet vehicles an easier, more efficient and environmentally-friendly way to track emissions.

Government fleet vehicles that are approved for the CTP Pilot can substitute their biennial Smog Check inspections if they participate in the CTP Pilot, and the vehicles continue to meet the criteria; saving those government agencies time and money while ensuring their vehicles are running as cleanly as possible.

More about the CTP Pilot

Receive reminders for preventative and routine maintenance.

Keep your vehicles running efficiently with reminders for preventative maintenance, inspections, and registration renewals. Choose from default categories like battery swaps, oil changes, and tune-ups – or create your own. You can also customize any reminder to trigger based on time, mileage, or engine hours.

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What is the Continuous Testing Program (CTP) Pilot?

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) developed the CTP Pilot to provide government agencies with fleet vehicles an easier, more efficient and environmentally-friendly way to track emissions.

Government fleet vehicles that are approved for the CTP Pilot can substitute their biennial Smog Check inspections if they participate in the CTP Pilot, and the vehicles continue to meet the criteria; saving those government agencies time and money while ensuring their vehicles are running as cleanly as possible.

Through the course of the CTP Pilot, Forward Thinking Systems and the California BAR are collecting data related to diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and smog-specific sensor information using a vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II) port. Forward Thinking Systems processes and stores the data, and the California BAR securely pulls that information and uses it to remotely evaluate the vehicles.

If a vehicle is showing signs of trouble, the California BAR will alert the organization and ask that the vehicle be brought in for a Smog Check inspection. However, the vehicle can skip its biennial Smog Check inspection if its data provides a clean bill of health. The data evaluated is treated with the same standards as if a typical Smog Check was being performed. Smog Check tests cost anywhere from $29.95 to $69.95. Substituting the Smog Check inspections allows government fleets to forgo those costs while ensuring the vehicles are running cleanly.

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