Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist


​What is a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist (CVIS)

 A CVIS is a member of the commercial unit within our department that oversees commercial vehicle safety. Their duties involve weighing and the inspection of commercial type vehicles, concerning the condition of vehicle components and systems, registration requirements, loading, required equipment, and compliance with the California Vehicle Code and other laws, rules, and regulations governing these vehicles, and performing other related duties. They are assigned to one of the 17 various commercial vehicle enforcement facilities (C.V.E.F.) located throughout California. Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialists play a vital role in helping to keep California’s roadways safe. 



Is This Job Right for You?

Are you familiar with:

- different types of comme​rcial vehicles,

- basic commercial vehicle mechanics and

- mechanical terminology?​​

Do you shine under stress?

​​​Are you a great communicator?

 Are you able to work odd hours including weekends and holidays?

Then Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist could be the perfect job for you!​

Qualifications, Knowl​edge and Abilities Needed​




​Submit applications to:

​California Highway Patrol
Selection Standards and Examinations Section
P. O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001

More information on applying for State jobs can be found here:​​


More Information 

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Speak with a recruiter:
1-888-422-4756 or email us at

 TT/TDD 1-800-735-2929 EOE/ADA or email us at

Exam information: 916-843-3820


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