Mission Statement

Cleaner air through technician training.

Smart Tech Training opened in July 2015, to provide biennial Smog Update Classes for licensed Smog Check Repair Technicians on the central coast of California. It has evolved into a full-service Smog Check Training Center, offering all the classes required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) for technicians renewing their Smog Technician Repair License and for future Smog Check Technicians working on obtaining their Smog Inspector License or Smog Repair Technician License.

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

About Your Instructor

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.

Smart Tech Training

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