Fort Bend ISD’s Career and Technical Education Transportation Shop Earns Vehicle State Inspection License

David Borski, Manager of The Shop at the Reese Center.

The Shop at Fort Bend ISD’s James Reese Career and Technical Center recently earned the Vehicle State Inspection License, which allows students to perform state inspections on vehicles. Transportation students utilize The Shop as a Learning Lab to gain hands-on industry experience and obtain hours to earn various industry licenses including the new state inspector license.

Students must be 18 years old to apply to take the inspector license test, and this new opportunity provides extensive experience and training for the students in the Career and Technical Center program.

Obtaining the Vehicle State License was a six-month process, including an application process requiring The Shop’s manager to obtain a personal State Inspection License. Following the submission, the state’s Department of Public Safety inspected all aspects of The Shop, such as equipment inventory and facility safety, which earned a passing score.   

The Shop is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm by appointment only. Service fees for the state inspection are: Emission Test: $20; Safety-Only Test (Trailer and Diesel-powered vehicles): $5 

To schedule a car inspection and for more information, visit or contact David Borski at or 281-327-7326.