Welcome to the Connecticut Emissions Program

If your vehicle failed, the Test Center should provide you with the following:

Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) – As a part of the inspection process, the Test Center is NOT required to diagnosis your vehicle’s failed test result. However, the Test Center is required to provide and go over the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) with you. They should provide general information on the component or emissions system that failed. In addition, the Test Center is required to explain the retest policy and emissions due date listed on the VIR for your vehicle’s return.

Certified Emissions Repair Facilities (CERF) List – If your vehicle failed the emissions test, the Test Center is required to provide you with the Certified Emissions Repair Facilities (CERF) List generated by the emissions analyzer. You are under no obligation to have your vehicle repaired at the Test Center. However, the Test Center may inform you that their facility is an approved emissions repair location documented on the CERF list.

Emissions Repair Form – The Test Center is also required to provide you with the Emission Repair Form. When you return for your vehicle’s retest, the Emissions Repair Form must be completed. If the Emissions Repair Form is not completed and presented, the Test Center will turn you away, and your vehicle will not be tested. For program evaluation the Emissions Repair Form is required to be completed by the repair facility or person who completed the repairs. This includes a CERT location, or by you acknowledging that a non-certified repair facility made the repairs, or you repaired the vehicle, or no repairs were made.

Program Brochure – The Test Center should also provide you with the program brochure available in the facility’s area or counter. The brochure will provide the general program, failure, and waiver information also found on this website.