Mission Statement

Cleaner air through technician training.

Smart Tech Training opened in July 2015, to provide biennial update training for licensed Smog Check Repair Technicians. It has evolved into a full-service Smog Check Training Center, offering classes required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair for technicians renewing their repair license or seeking a Smog Check Inspector License.

Our goal at STT is to provide high quality, job-relevant, and regularly scheduled classes for licensed Smog Inspectors and Repair Technicians. Have this training readily available for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County technicians and provide the BAR required training for applicants seeking a Smog Inspector or Smog Repair Technician License.

About Our Instructors

Richard Leonard

Richard has over 45-years-experience in the automotive repair industry as an automotive repair business owner, an automotive repair technician, a Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Representative, and as an educator. With twenty-years-experience working for the BAR in the Smog Check Program, he has acquired extensive knowledge of Smog Check Laws, regulations and requirements.

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As an educator, Richard has 19-years’ experience teaching automotive technology. In addition to teaching classes at Smart Tech Training, he also teaches automotive technology classes at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria.

He is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician, a licensed Smog Check Inspector, a licensed Smog Check Repair Technician, and a licensed BAR Certified Smog Check Instructor.

BAR Certified Instructor Licensed Instructor Number: CI025651

Contact:
         Phone: (805) 534-3582
         Email: richard@smarttechtrining.com

As an educator, Richard has 19-years’ experience teaching automotive technology. In addition to teaching classes at Smart Tech Training, he also teaches automotive technology classes at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria.

He is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician, a licensed Smog Check Inspector, a licensed Smog Check Repair Technician, and a licensed BAR Certified Smog Check Instructor.

BAR Certified Instructor Licensed Instructor Number: CI025651

Contact:
Phone:
(805) 534-3582
Email: richard@smarttechtrining.com

Brian Wampler

Brian has 34-years-experience in the automotive repair industry and 33 years as a licensed Smog Check Technician. Brian holds an Advanced Engine Performance AS Degree from Cuesta College and 15 ASE certifications, including Master Automobile Technician.

Brian Wampler

Brian held several different positions in the auto repair industry. In addition to his diagnostic and repair experience he also worked as Team Leader, Shop Foreman, Service Manager, and owned an automotive repair business for eight years. Brian now has a staff position at Cal Poly State University and teaches part-time at Smart Tech Training, Allan Hancock College, and Cuesta College.