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GVIP Stations

Locate a GVIP Station Near You

The Gateway Vehicle Inspection Program began Oct. 1, 2007. There are more than 750 auto shops licensed and participating in the program that are included in the list below. GVIP will continue to add auto shops to the website as soon as their licensing process is complete.

Look for an auto shop near you with the GVIP sign displayed with the Missouri Official Vehicle Inspection Station sign.

Click on the map to locate a shop close to you offering emissions testing.

For best results, use Internet Explorer to view the interactive GVIP Station Directory.

Map to search for local inspection stations

Clicking on the map will take you to an interactive GVIP Station Directory to locate stations and driving directions. The shop listed in this directory will perform emissions tests and safety inspections.

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Information for GVIP Stations

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Important Information for Auto Shops Regarding Internet Connections
It is important for all auto shops in the process of becoming a licensed GVIP station to have their Internet connections installed before Opus Inspection (previously SysTech International) delivers equipment to the shops.  Should the facility not have Internet access available at the time of installation, Opus will charge a fee of $220 for each return visit. 

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Training Information for Auto Shops Participating in GVIP

Opus Inspection schedules inspector/mechanic training for the GVIP. To learn more about training classes and to preregister, contact Opus Inspection by calling 314-567-4891.

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Sign Up To Become a GVIP Station

What is required of local auto shops to participate in the program?
To participate, local auto shops will apply to the state for an emissions inspection license. Licensed stations will conduct emissions inspections and have the option to repair failing vehicles. The cost of the station license is $100 per year, and will be prorated the first year the business is licensed so safety and emissions inspection station licenses can be synchronized.

Emissions inspectors will also be licensed with the state. The emissions inspector license is valid for three years and provided at no cost. The contractor will train all emissions inspectors. The inspectors will be required to pass a written and practical exam offered by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The licensed emissions inspection stations are required to obtain Internet connections to facilitate real-time, paperless vehicle registration verification. They are also required to purchase their inspection equipment from the state’s contractor.

For more information on becoming a GVIP Station, view SysTech's Presentation to the Repair Industry

For more information on becoming a GVIP Station, view Repair Industry Frequently Asked Questions

Note icon.Note: Shops that want to perform safety-only inspection are not required to purchase equipment from Opus Inspection. These shops can continue to offer safety inspections through the paper-based system for all vehicles regardless of their model year and issue stickers as usual.

What can a local auto shop charge for an emissions test?
The emissions testing fee shall not exceed $24, and the safety inspection fee shall not exceed $12. The station shall determine the acceptable forms of payment. The fees shall include one free reinspection, if the same licensed station conducts it within 20 business days.

Information from Opus Inspection

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Ordering Additional Signs and Promotional Materials

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is offering promotional items for Gateway Vehicle Inspection Program Stations. Additional reflective GVIP signs, waiver and exemption criteria posters and program brochures are available. See the form below for additional information and to order.

GVIP Promotional Items Order Form, Form--MO 780-2031

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Missouri Recognized Repair Technician

What is a Missouri Recognized Repair Technician?
A Missouri Recognized Repair Technician, or MRRT, is a person who:

  1. is employed full time at an automotive repair shop;  
  2. is currently certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence in A6, A8 and L1 areas of expertise; and,
  3. has documented that fact to the Gateway Vehicle Inspection Program, been approved, and received a MRRT number from Opus Inspection.

What is the advantage of being an MRRT?

  1. Qualified emissions related labor and diagnostic costs can be applied toward an emissions repair waiver minimum only when the qualified emissions-related repairs are performed by a MRRT at a registered shop.
  2. A vehicle inspection report provided a motorist whose vehicle failed the emissions inspection will list the 10 nearest MRRT shops, including yours, to that inspection shop;
  3. The shop the MRRT is registered at will be given an MRRT shop number allowing it to be listed on the www.missourivip.org website as a MRRT shop.
  4. Your competitor’s labor and diagnostic costs do not count toward the waiver minimum if their repair technician is not a MRRT. See Missouri Recognized Repair Technicians to find other MRRT shops in your area.
  5. You don’t have to be a licensed GVIP inspector, nor does your shop have to be a licensed GVIP inspection shop to be recognized as an MRRT facility and technician. 

How do I become an Missouri Recognized Repair Technician?
The facility you work at will need to submit a completed MRRT application to Opus Inspection, previously SysTech International, along with copies of your current ASE certifications in A6, A8 and L1 areas for you to become a MRRT. Multiple full-time staff from a shop may be submitted on the same application.  The application is available on line, Missouri Recognized Repair Technician Shop Application, by printing one off from the GVIP inspection analyzer’s Documents Section under Requisitions and Comment forms, or by calling Opus Inspection at 314-567-4891 and requesting a MRRT application be sent. There is no cost to apply, apart from the cost of obtaining and maintaining current A6, A8 and L1 ASE certifications.

What is ASE?
Many repair shops employ technicians who have been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. This organization tests technicians on their knowledge of vehicle diagnostic and repair, including electric/electronic systems - A6, engine performance - A8, and advanced engine performance - L1. For more information about ASE certification, see https://www.ase.com.

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Tax Exemptions

What Vehicle Parts are Exempt from State Sales Tax?
On Aug. 28, 2008, an amendment to state statute 144.030.2 (14), RSMO became effective. This amendment affects the vehicle parts and vehicle repair industry statewide. Since March 30, 2003, the following replacement vehicle parts are exempt from state sales tax:

Note icon.Note: This information is published as an informational source for motorists to consider when pursuing emissions repairs for a failed vehicle. It is simply a consumer guide to help locate a repair facility employing technicians that have proven training in emissions-related repairs. It is not a recommendation from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources or from anyone affiliated with the Gateway Vehicle Inspection Program. Remember that it is your right and responsibility as a consumer to evaluate and choose a repair facility.

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On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD, Information

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Repair Industry Information and Links


Note icon.This information is provided as a public service. The source of this material is not under the direct control of the department. No endorsement is intended or implied for the corrections or suitability of any referenced information, product or service.

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