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 Your Instructor

Richard Leonard 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, he has acquired extensive knowledge of California’s Smog Check Program Laws and Regulations.


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 Allen 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

BAR School Certification Number: 994002

Contact Richard:

Phone: (805) 534-3582

Email: richard@smarttechtrining.com