BECOME A LICENSED AUTO DEALER
Washington State requires 8 hours of education as part of the process in becoming a licensed independent auto dealer. We recommend completing our education prior to completing your motor vehicle dealer application as we will be discussing licensing, the application process, and bond requirements.
New Dealer Education Class
Our education has been developed by independent dealers for independent dealers and our class is taught by business professionals who have worked in the auto industry for over 20 years.
Our new dealer education goes above and beyond the legislative intent for the motor vehicle dealer education. You will learn how to establish, operate, and grow your new dealership. We focus on state and federal regulations, industry forms, vehicle purchasing, dealer advertising, vehicle sales, titling into the buyer's name, vehicle financing, and industry best practices.
You will gain knowledge of the various rules and regulations surrounding our industry. You will understand what is expected of you as a motor vehicle dealer, know how to carry out those expectations to succeed in this challenging industry, and grow your business so that you can meet the needs of your community and the customers you will be serving.
Our class materials is a comprehensive manual that will be a vital resource and one you will refer to as you get started in your day-to-day operations.
New Dealer Education Class Requirements
A sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer, or LLC member of the business, whose name will be listed as an owner on the Business License Application, is required to attend. If there are multiple owners, regardless of business structure, only one owner is required to complete the new dealer education.
If you would like more than one attendee from your business to participate in the education, we will give you a discounted rate for a 2nd participant to attend. Give us a call to process the registration for the 2nd participant.
You are required to stay until the completion of the class. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that you can combine with the other motor vehicle dealer licensing requirements for submittal to the Department of Licensing. The Certificate of New Dealer Education will be valid for one year.
Our class is a 1-day virtual class from 9am to 5pm taught through Zoom. After you sign up, you will receive an email with the class details.
Continued Advocacy and Assistance
We look forward to supporting, educating, and representing you and your success in becoming a motor vehicle dealer. After the completion of our class, we will continue to be an advocate for you and answer any questions you may have.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy for New Dealer Education
We will only issue a refund upon written notice. There will be a $40 cancellation fee. We will not issue a refund after the participant receives the educational materials. Our educational materials will be sent approximately 6 days before the scheduled class.