June 4, 2010

Mechanic Pass Codes

When a new mechanic is certified by the State Police there is a waiting period before the mechanic’s name will appear on the NHOST unit.

During this time period, the mechanic should be fulfilling the NHOST training requirement using the ‘Training and Information Materials’ on the NHOST unit. This information can be accessed without a passcode and by simply clicking on the Start Here green traffic light in the upper left corner of the Main Menu screen.

Once the mechanic’s name appears on the NHOST unit, the mechanic will need to go into the ‘Administrative’ menu, ‘Change Passcode’ menu and set up a secure passcode for themselves.

The instructions to do this are in the ‘Information and Training Materials’ under the ‘Admin Menu Functions Videos’ menu, ‘About Changing Passcodes’ menu.

If the mechanic does not hold a New Hampshire Drivers license, they will need to call the OBD Program at 603-227-4120 to get their mechanic ID number.

Once the mechanic has set up a secure passcode for themselves, they must take and pass the ‘NHOST Certification Exam’ at the end of the information and training materials before they will be authorized to perform state inspections through the NHOST unit.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Line at 1-800-383-4124 or the OBD program at 603-227-4120.