We are a dues-based organization representing the interests of Washington State independent auto dealers. IDEA supports and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion for all WA State independent auto dealers.

When you register for a yearly membership, you'll receive benefits that include:

  • Auto Dealer Continuing Education - So that you can renew your Dealer's license (one time, 5-hour continuing education course for existing dealers included in the yearly membership fee).
    *** For our new dealer education class, go to New Dealer Education.
  • Industry Forms - Downloadable, fillable, and printable in pdf format.
  • Dealer Alerts - Notifications on newly enacted legislation and future rule changes.
  • Dealer Hotline - For questions with your day-to-day operations. We've worked in the industry for over 20 years and gained experience in vehicle purchasing, sales, industry compliance, management, vehicle titling, and Buy Here/Pay Here & bank financing.
  • Assistance - With all matters of business operations.
  • Representation - Through our monitoring of state and federal legislation while voicing support or opposition to potential regulations.

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Register - 1 Year Membership $89.99 Add to cart


For our 8-hour new dealer education class, go to Become an Independent Auto Dealer - New Dealer Education Class.

*** Continuing education is only needed for the independent motor vehicle dealer. Franchised dealers of new cars and/or new RV's do not need to complete the continuing education.