How Do I Become an Auto Dealer in Washington State?

Eight hours of new dealer education is required as part of the process for becoming an auto dealer in Washington State. One business owner or multiple business owners can attend our class; however, the new dealer education certificate will only be issued to the business owner who originally registered for the class.

What Services Can an Auto Dealer Provide?

Auto dealers can provide several valuable services beyond simply selling vehicles. They play a significant role in their communities, not only as businesses generating revenue for our state's economy, but also as a resource for individuals and families looking for reliable transportation. Auto dealer services extend beyond vehicle sales, encompassing various aspects of vehicle ownership, financing, maintenance, and overall customer satisfaction.

What is Required to Become an Auto Dealer?

To obtain an auto dealer license, you must submit a Business License Application, a Vehicle Dealer/Manufacturer Addendum, a Financial & Source of Funds Statement, a Criminal History Statement, obtain a $30,000 surety bond, meet the established place of business site requirements, and complete our new dealer education class.

Becoming an Auto Dealer With IDEA's New Dealer Education Class

If you are interested in becoming an auto dealer in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, or anywhere throughout Washington State, Independent Dealers Education Association can help you. Our new education class has been developed by independent dealers for independent dealers. To learn more about us, call us at (509) 220-5530 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..