California Used Car Dealer License Training & Certification
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California Used Car Dealer License Services

New Dealer License

Start here if you don't have a dealer license and want to buy used cars from auction or start your own dealership.

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Renew Dealer License

Auto dealer licenses must be renewed every year. Our process is quick, easy, and we offer same day shipping.

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With over a decade of experience in the used car buying and selling industry we can help with all parts of your business.

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About Us

Welcome to California Dealer Academy, the premier education provider for used car dealerships in California. Our education style mixes the complexity of California Department of Motor Vehicles procedures with real-world knowledge to help catapult you to success in the California auto dealership industry.

Our classes are taught by Garrett Eddings, an MBA with 20+ years of experience in the automotive industry who has set up hundreds of dealerships and consulted for thousands of auto dealers to help remove the operational obstacles that California car dealers face every day.

“ Took the online course and got my auto dealer license in 1 day. Fast, cheap, and easy! Thanks California Dealer Academy! ”

– Jason R.

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How to sell used cars in California

November 30th, 2022 by admin

Car for sale California

If you're interested in selling cars in California, you'll need to obtain a car dealer license from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). While having a car lot is one way to meet the DMV's requirements, it's not the only way. In fact,...

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What is a wholesale dealers license?

June 25th, 2022 by Garrett Eddings

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The DMV requires that all used car dealers interested in pursuing a wholesale dealers license are required to take a prelicensing class with a certified used car dealer class. Ready to get started? Register for training today. What is a wholesale dealers...

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How to get a used car dealer license

We offer several ways to get your California auto dealer license. First, you'll need to register for the auto dealer training class. You can choose from self paced study, or a live webinar where we'll teach you everything you need to know to get your California DMV certified used car dealer license.

Once you complete the class, we'll provide you with a test from the DMV. You can repeat the test until you pass at no extra cost!

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