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Applications to take the Commercial Vehicle Inspection
Specialist (CVIS) exam were due on October 17, 2013.
Historically, we give this exam about every three to
four years.

Do you have knowledge of different types of commercial vehicles and their components, basic commercial vehicle mechanics, and mechanical terminology? Are you able to work odd or unusual hours, including weekends and holidays, perform under stress, and communicate effectively with the public? Then you are Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist (CVIS) material. A CVIS works at highway inspection facilities performing routine inspections of commercial type vehicles and drivers to determine if they comply with weight, size, registration, safety, equipment and driver requirements.

Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: Different types of commercial vehicles and their components; basic commercial vehicle mechanics, i.e., the functions of parts and systems in commercial vehicles and how their components interact; and mechanical terminology.


Call to speak with a recruiter at:

(916) 843-3275 or (888) 422-4756

For information regarding exams:

(916) 843-3820


For questions about the Recruiting Process, speak with a Recruiter by calling (888) 422-4756.