If your vehicle fails the E-Check test, you will be given a list of certified repair shops that can help correct the problem. Ohio EPA licenses repair shops and certifies repair technicians within the seven E-Check counties.
Technicians are trained and certified in areas of emission diagnosis and repairs. The technicians must complete a high-quality training program developed by the Training Repair Industry Advisory Group (TRIAG) and Ohio EPA to become Ohio-certified E-Check repair technicians. Licensed E-Check repair facilities must employ at least one certified E-Check repair technician and maintain the following equipment:
- Reference materials
- DVOM or digital multi-meter
- Vacuum gauge
- Fuel pressure test kit
- Carbon cleaner system
- Three, four or five gas analyzer
- Scan tool
- Basic ignition scope with DIS capabilities
A motorist may receive up to three free tests within a 365-day period. On the fourth test, and all tests thereafter, the motorist will be charged $18 for the test. Only one free passing test is permitted per 365- day period.
If a vehicle continues to fail the test, motorists are eligible to receive one of two types of waivers, depending on the results of repairs performed on failing vehicles. For information on these waivers, please go to our page on Waivers, Extensions and Exemptions.
To find out more about Failed Vehicles, click here.