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How to Become a NJ-Approved
Emission Technician Education Program (ETEP) Training Provider


The only thing worse than
training your employees and
having them leave is not
training them and having
them stay.

— Henry Ford, Founder,
Ford Motor Company


1.  Curriculum DEP has developed an ETEP Curriculum Outline and an ETEP Performance Standard that must be met.  You may already have some automotive courses that meet some or all of the Performance Standard, or you may develop new courses that meet the Performance Standard.  All courses must be submitted to DEP for review and approval.  Alternatively, you may choose to purchase a curriculum that has already been developed and approved, and is available for purchase from another third party trainer. 

2.  Facility & EquipmentYou must submit to DEP for review and approval a detailed description of your training facility.  The description must include both hands-on and lecture areas, as well as a list of equipment available for conducting hands-on training.

Alternative or mobile training sites are allowed, if you can show an agreement between your organization and the facility at which you wish to conduct training and provide verification that all necessary equipment will be made available at the site for training purposes.  For example, you may use a nearby school’s facilities, a private automotive shop, or even a hotel conference room and parking lot. 

3.  Instructors All persons conducting the training must meet certain qualifications that demonstrate their proficiency in Engine Repair/On-Board Diagnostics (OBD), Light-Duty Diesel Technology, and Hybrid/Electric Technology.  The ETEP Training Provider Application contains detailed information on the Instructor requirements.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Bureau of Mobile Sources at (609) 292-7953 or at