How to Become a NJ-Approved Emission Technician Education Program (ETEP) Training Provider
“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”
— Henry Ford, Founder,
Ford Motor Company
Are you a technical school, community college, private automotive training company, automotive technician association, or automobile manufacturer that conducts or is interested in conducting automotive emissions repair training? If so, consider applying to become a NJ-Approved ETEP Training Provider!
To get started, please fill out the ETEP Training Provider Application and submit to DEP according to the instructions on the bottom of the last page. As indicated on the application, DEP will evaluate your organization in the following three areas:
1. Curriculum – DEP has developed an ETEP Curriculum Outline and an ETEP Performance Standard that must be met. You may already have some automotive courses that meet some or all of the Performance Standard, or you may develop new courses that meet the Performance Standard. All courses must be submitted to DEP for review and approval. Alternatively, you may choose to purchase a curriculum that has already been developed and approved, and is available for purchase from another third party trainer.
2. Facility & Equipment – You must submit to DEP for review and approval a detailed description of your training facility. The description must include both hands-on and lecture areas, as well as a list of equipment available for conducting hands-on training. Alternative or mobile training sites are allowed, if you can show an agreement between your organization and the facility at which you wish to conduct training and provide verification that all necessary equipment will be made available at the site for training purposes. For example, you may use a nearby school’s facilities, a private automotive shop, or even a hotel conference room and parking lot.
3. Instructors – All persons conducting the training must meet certain qualifications that demonstrate their proficiency in Engine Repair/On-Board Diagnostics (OBD), Light-Duty Diesel Technology, and Hybrid/Electric Technology. The ETEP Training Provider Application contains detailed information on the Instructor requirements.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Bureau of Mobile Sources at (609) 292-7953 or at firstname.lastname@example.org