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.

Statewide Examination

The Statewide Examination process for Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist (CVIS) has officially opened!

The final filing date for this examination has been extended to June 25, 2021.

Everyone interested in this position is recommended to apply, the examination is offered once per calendar year. The written examination for this position will be held throughout the state on August 7th, 2021.

Examination Bulletin with instructions to apply can be found here.

A California STD 678 (PDF) form must be completed and mailed to the address below by the final filing date to be accepted for testing.

Submit completed STD 678 form to:
California Highway Patrol

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

For any questions regarding the hiring process contact the Headquarters Recruitment Unit at (916)843-3275 or by email at



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​



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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