Commercial Vehicle Inspections


Private and Commercial Vehicle Inspections are performed by trade qualified mechanics that are authorized through CVSE as Authorized Inspectors (AI’s). Inspections are completed at a Designated Inspection Facilities (DIF) or Preventative Maintenance Facilities (PMP) throughout the province. Preventative Maintenance Facilities may only conduct inspections on their own vehicle fleet. CVSE Area Vehicle Inspectors conduct Audits on both DIF’s and PMP’s are conducted by a CVSE Area Vehicle Inspector to monitor compliance of all applicable inspection standards and regulations.

Primary statutory provisions under this program include Divisions, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 25 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, and the standards of Safety and Repair Regulation (Vehicle Inspection Manual).


The Vehicle Standards Program mandate is to accurately interpret and apply BC Motor Vehicle regulatory standards, Canadian Manufacturing Standards, and National and International Vehicle Safety Standards. It is the Program’s intent to maintain road safety and ensure compliant and safe vehicles are operating on BC roadways through proper application of applicable standards and regulations.

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