NY Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP2) - information for stations and inspectors

What is the New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP2)?

NYVIP2 is a program including a test of emissions control systems of a vehicle, designed to reduce air pollution and keep New York State in compliance with the Federal Clean Air Act. This program allows licensed inspection stations to verify emissions control systems are functioning correctly using the on-board diagnostic system (OBDII). NYVIP2 equipment must be purchased through Opus Inspection, Inc. (formerly called 'SysTech'). For more information, visit the website: www.nyvip.org, or call 1-866-623-8378.

What are the benefits that an inspection station or a certified inspector receives from the NYVIP2?

There are many. NVVIP2

  • provides the station with accurate records and more control over who conducts the inspections
  • helps to reduce exhaust emissions and air pollution
  • helps to provide a standard emissions inspection with standard results
  • keeps electronic records of inspection activity for the station
  • provides printed reports about inspection activity at the station
  • provides customers with receipts and reports that explain the reasons that their vehicles failed the inspections

What fees do motorists pay for the NYVIP2 inspection?

Refer to the Inspection Groups and Fee Chart (VS-77).


In what circumstances can the NYVIP2 inspection station issue a Ten (10)-Day inspection extension to the customer?

The NYVIP2 inspection station can issue a Ten-Day extension from the Computerized Vehicle Inspection System (CVIS) to the customer only if

  • the previous inspection is expired
  • the vehicle now passes all parts of the inspection, except theemissions portion where the required OBD II readiness monitors are not ready

The inspection station cannot issue an extension in any other circumstances. Please call the Office of Clean Air (518) 473-0597 with any questions regarding the issuance of a Ten-Day time extension for monitor readiness. 

Where can I get more information about the OBD-II readiness monitor status?

Read the brochure about the status of the OBD II readiness monitor. The NYVIP web site has other information for inspection stations about the failure of the OBD-II readiness monitors: https://wwwd.nyvip.org/PublicSite/

Can the station use the NYVIP2 equipment to diagnose a vehicle for other work at the station?

No. A station can use the NYVIP2 equipment only for inspections and communications related to inspections. A station cannot install software on the NYVIP2 computer and cannot use the equipment for work that is not related to inspections.

SysTech will have the option to make available new equipment or software with other functions. The DMV and the Department of Environmental Conservation must approve the new equipment or software. If new equipment or software becomes available and is approved, the DMV will notify the inspection stations.

Can a NYVIP inspection station in the Upstate Area conduct an emissions inspection on a vehicle that is registered in the New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA)?

Yes. Any NYVIP2 station can inspect a non-exempt vehicle subject to a low-enhanced or ODBII emissions inspection, regardless of the county in which the vehicle is registered.

This includes all model year 1997 or newer non-exempt diesel-powered motor vehicles under 8,501 pounds GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating).

Which vehicles are subject to the diesel emissions inspection?

For diesel vehicle inspection requirements, see the Diesel Inspections Emission Testing page.

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