Operational Policy 4 Inspector Training and Certification
April 29, 2021
CVSA’s Operational Policy 4: Inspector Training and Certification
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is the official body responsible for the development and distribution of the North American Standard Part A (Driver); Part B (Vehicle); Passenger Carrier Vehicle; Cargo Tank; Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Inspection and Other Bulk Packagings Inspection training programs provided to the Alliance membership. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the Alliance to ensure that inspectors performing inspections and/or affixing CVSA decals are certified under a training program approved by the Alliance. Used in this section, “approved” means a training package developed by or for the Alliance, or an individual jurisdiction training program submitted to and having been found to meet or exceed the standard curriculum by the Alliance.
Currently, the following is the responsibility of jurisdictions requiring training as these are the only approved training programs:
- In the United States, the jurisdiction must contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Training Center for scheduling of courses and examination retests.
- In Canada, the jurisdiction must contact their local CVSA jurisdictional administrator for scheduling of courses and examination re-tests.
- In Mexico, the jurisdiction must contact their local CVSA jurisdictional administrator for scheduling of courses and examination re-tests.
Individuals/agencies seeking approval for training must contact the appropriate jurisdictional representative responsible for training coordination. If the jurisdictional representative receives a training request from an outside jurisdiction, he/she must ensure approval/permission has been granted by that individual’s/agency’s appropriate jurisdictional representative responsible for training coordination.