This communication is to inform you of upcoming changes to the New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP) and requirements to participate as an emissions station. The current inspection program (NYVIP) officially began on December 1st, 2004 and has been continuously in effect for over eight (8) years now. This program is managed under contract for DMV by SGS Testcom. The contract with SGS Testcom will terminate this year on November 30th.

Preparations for a replacement program began on March 30, 2012, when DMV released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit bids for a replacement of the existing program and systems which include both safety and emissions inspection program management. A total of five (5) vendors submitted bids for managing the next program which will be called NYVIP2. After bid evaluation and subsequent approval by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), the contract was awarded to Systech International, LLC.

Beginning on December 1, 2013, Systech will be the new program manager for NYVIP2.

As you were advised in NYVIP Message No. 81 on June 5, 2012, the new program will require that inspection stations purchase a new computerized vehicle inspection system (CVIS). The purchase price of a new NYVIP2 CVIS intitial unit will be $1,375.00, which is $289.00 less than a base unit at the beginning of the current NYVIP program in 2004.

Most components of NYVIP2 station equipment and operations will remain familiar to all existing stations. However, NYVIP2 equipment and software will include upgrades that will allow both the inspection stations and DMV to better serve their customers as well as reduce the costs of operating a New York State Official Inspection Station. Systech's NYVIP2 website and HelpDesk contact information will be made available soon. At that time, Systech will offer Station Participation Agreement packages to all existing inspection stations on their website. Instructions will be provided for how and when you need to reply. It is extremely important that you respond in a timely manner. Below are frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) that will help you better understand any changes. Please understand that being an emissions inspection station is voluntary, however, to continue to be an emissions inspection station you are required to participate in NYVIP2 just as you were required to participate in NYVIP. This information is being provided to ensure that you are fully informed when making business decisions and/or renewing your New York State Official Inspection Station license.

Again, the Systech NYVIP2 Website and HelpDesk contact information will become available soon and will be provided to all existing stations. We are providing you this information without delay as we continue preparations to smoothly deliver the new program to all stations that wish to continue to participate.

Additional information including contact information for Systech and their web address will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.