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Commercial Vehicle Inspector Certification (CVIP)


Students who complete this course will be able to write the CVIP Authorization Examination, Utilize the Vehicle Inspection Manual when performing inspections to accurately identify the vehicle component method of inspection, reject criteria, and out-of-service criteria, and accurately complete relation inspection forms. Prerequisites: B.C. TQ in Automotive, Heavy Duty, Commercial Transport, Commercial Transport Trailer, or Motorcycle Mechanic; and set up BC Services Card App on a mobile device or get a personal BCeID for the CVI exam. Additional, non-refundable fees for textbooks apply.

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  • The course is $559.00 + GST. Mandatory textbooks are an additional fee of $225 + GST. There are no refunds on open text books. Students will be contacted to schedule a time to pick up books from the NLC Fort St John Campus after registration closes.
  • Students will require a computer or laptop with a camera and have access to Microsoft Teams.
  • Course will be a blended course with online training and in class training & final exam. The online portion will be accessed by Microsoft Teams and students will be sent an email to access the online portion prior to the start date.
  • All prices are subject to GST
  •  ​This course requires that students be Red Seal endorsed: Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Commercial Truck and Transport Mechanic, Commercial Transport Trailer Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Motorcycle Mechanic.  
  • Additional endorsements: Pressure fuel- current certificate of qualification (LPG, CNG, CNLP, LPNG) issued by the British Columbia Gas Safety Authority. Proof of certification and application must be submitted to CVSE. Air Brake-Heavy duty, Truck and Transport and Trailer Tech qualify for Air Brake endorsement automatically as air brake repair is a recognized component of their trade qualification. Automotive journeymen are required to pass a certified Air Brake Repair course and apply to CSVE for endorsement approval. An Air Brake endorsement on a drivers license is NOT sufficient to qualify for air brake inspection.
  • As of March 31, 2021 CVSE will not accept 4th year apprentices in the Commercial Vehicle Inspector Certification course.
  • The minimum student requirement is 6 students. If the minimum is not met the class will be cancelled three days prior to class start date.



May 24: Online from 12:00 – 12:30pm

May 27-31: Online from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

June 1: In Class from 8:00am – 4:30pm

Room: 170, Fort St John Campus

Instructor: Doug Haycock

Registration Code: 2024SC WFTR-TI107-FB001


DIF Exam: This exam fee is only if student registered in CVIP would like to take the DIF exam. If enrolled in DIF, the exam fee is waived.

Registration Code: 2024SC WFTR-TI08A-FP001

The DIF Exam is optional and has a $75.00 fee. 



Please call 1-866-463-6652 with the Registration Code or email


Refund Policy: Full refund including textbooks and supplies if written notification is received seven business days or more prior to the start of the class. Notification should be sent to Continuing Education at

No refund for cancellations that are six business days or less prior to the start date of class or for non-attendance. To learn more about the Continuing Education policies visit

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