Brake and Lamp Adjuster
Licensed brake and lamp adjusters must pass an exam every four years to remain licensed. They may conduct inspections that lead to the issuance of brake and lamp certificates of adjustment and may also certify that corrections have been made when an enforcement document has been issued.
There are three classes of brake adjuster licenses as follows:
Brake Class A: May test, inspect, adjust, repair, and certify the braking systems on all vehicles.
Brake Class B: May test, inspect, adjust, repair, and certify the braking systems on trucks over 10,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, and trailers with air brakes.
Brake Class C: May test, inspect, adjust, repair, and certify the braking systems on all passenger vehicles, manufacturer's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 10,000 pounds; and all trailers and semi-trailers that do not use compressed air or vacuum to actuate the brakes.
To obtain an application for exam to qualify as brake and lamp adjuster, contact the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR).
Bureau of Automotive Repair
Division of Licensing
1049 North Mather Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-900
Once the candidate submits an application to the department with the application fee, the department determines if the candidate is eligible; if eligible, the department will notify Experior Assessments, LLC of candidate eligibility.
Experior will then send a notice to candidate; the candidate then calls Experior to schedule the examination. Testing begins March & May 1, 2000. The candidate must pay $65 to Experior Assessments, LLC each time he/she submits an application to take the exam.