You will need to have a CVIP information package mailed to you that has a blank application form as well as the following information:
(a) completed Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program Application
(b) appropriate application fee of $200.00 (to open the file)
(c) photocopy of current business license (where required by local authority)
(d) photocopy of current ICBC Garage Policy or equivalent garage policy
(e) lease or purchase of imprint machine and Authorized Inspector’s card for use in all inspections performed at facility OR you can do ON-LINE INSPECTIONS
(f) weather-tight building (permanent roof, windows and doors that can be closed) having a smooth concrete floor
(g) clear working floor space and overhead clearance permitting work on vehicles in every classification for which the facility has applied
(h) the building must fully accommodate the vehicle being inspected
(i) the Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement Branch must be notified prior to closure of business, or any intent to move, along with a new address if applicable
MINIMUM TOOL REQUIREMENT FOR ALL FACILITIES:
(a) standard issue domestic/metric hand tools applicable to vehicles and systems to be inspected
(b) headlight aiming device (board/marking on wall acceptable providing it is useable and according to accepted standards) [will be provided on request]
(c) wheel assembly removal device; in addition, facilities licensed 5500 kg or over must have a device capable of lifting dual wheel assembly (must be of a type acceptable to WCB)
(d) brake drum and lining/pad measuring tools (only tools specially designed for the purpose acceptable)
(e) hoisting or lifting devices
(a) overhead / walk-under hoist or pit acceptable to WCB, motor vehicles 5500kg and less, first time registered vehicles, rebuilt vehicles.
(b) floor jack hydraulic / pneumatic and jack stands used for all other vehicles except motorcycles.
(f) tire tread depth gauge (in 32nds of an inch or millimetres
(g) tire pressure gauge
(h) steering / suspension free play measuring device(s) [KPI tools - dial indicators, Go-No-Go gauges or other tools specifically designed for the use]
(i) torque wrench (appropriate for wheels / rims inspected)
(j) gauges for fifth wheel king pin, jaws, and pintle hitch (Trailers 5000kg and up)
(k) digital voltmeter (Pressure fuel)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(a) Employ authorized inspector(s), and immediately inform the Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement Branch of any changes of inspector/manager/owner.
(b) Prominently display (designated inspection facilities) current inspection facility designation certificate, large designated inspection facility number sign received from Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement Branch
(c) appropriate current business licence
(d) The Facility must be equipped with an imprint machine that will print the inspection date and accommodate the plate and AI card shipped by Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement Branch OR have internet access and use CVIP on line e-forms system which saves in postage, time, and no need to purchase forms from DSC or Government Agents.
(e) Hold current ICBC garage policy (or equivalent garage policy) designated inspection facilities.
(f) All inspections are to be performed to the standards as set out by the Vehicle Inspection Manual and Motor Vehicle Act Regulations
(g) Have current copy of Commercial Vehicle Inspection Manual (including all updates) available at all times.
(h) Have locked area for Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program stock
(i) Submit inspection reports within 10 days of the inspection.
(j) Hours of operation must include a 2 hour portion of regular business hours (9:00am - 5:00pm)
(k) Have tools and equipment as stipulated elsewhere in this package on hand at all times
(l) Keep up with changing technology and maintain a record of facility and inspector upgrading.
(m) Respond to customer complaints within 5 business days and report to Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement Branch head office the nature of the complaint and the action taken. Complaints are to be resolved within 20 business days.
(n) Must ensure the building standards are met at all times.
(o) Meet customer service standards as outlined in the enclosed pamphlet
(p) Present current green copy of designated facility certificate to point of service when purchasing CVIP stock.
(q) Complete the Declaration of Responsibility at time of facility inspection.