Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist

​Why Become a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist

Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialists play a vital role in helping to keep California’s roadways safe.  They work all over California, in commercial vehicle enforcement facilities, checking  commercial type vehicles and drivers’  logs to determine if they comply with weight, size, registration, safety, equipment and driver requirements.​​​​



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​


How t​o Apply

First, apply to take the CVIS exam (application exam​).

This exam is given yearly - so don’t miss out on open exam application dates!
Apply for this position using the Standard State Application (Form 678)(PDF), ​or, visit the California Human Resources web site


​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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Prepare for the Examination​

View Inspection Facility Locations​


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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