Used Car Dealer License Renewal Online Continuing Education

Continuing Education in Three Easy Steps

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  1. Sign up for our $39 continuing education program.
  2. Take our 4-hour continuing education course through our LMS system that you can take at your own pace.
    • You can start and stop as many times as you need to.
    • Live phone support is available during office hours.
  3. Take the test online through our LMS system.

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We'll send you a digital copy of your certificate once you have passed the system, so you’ll get it the same day. A physical copy will be sent to you in the mail upon request.

All documents with DMV are now digital so save time by getting your renewal processed sooner!

California auto dealers are required to engage in continuing education to ensure they remain knowledgeable and compliant with state regulations. These requirements are in place to uphold industry standards and protect consumers. Here's an overview of the continuing education requirements for auto dealers in California:

  1. Renewal Period: Auto dealer licenses in California typically need to be renewed every two years. As part of the renewal process, dealers must meet continuing education requirements.
  2. Continuing Education Hours: The exact number of continuing education hours required are completing a 4-hour continuing education class. California Dealer Academy is an accredited DMV continuing education provider.
  3. Approved Courses: Auto dealers can satisfy their continuing education requirements by completing approved courses offered by authorized providers. These courses cover various aspects of dealership operations, including legal and regulatory changes, consumer protection, and industry best practices.
  4. Content: The content of continuing education courses often includes information on California state laws and regulations related to auto sales, updates on relevant industry trends, and guidance on ethical business practices.
  5. Record-Keeping: It's essential for auto dealers to maintain records of their continuing education completion certificates. These records may be requested during the license renewal process or in the event of an audit by regulatory authorities.
  6. Non-Compliance Penalties: Failure to meet continuing education requirements can result in penalties, including fines and potential license suspension or revocation. It's crucial for auto dealers to stay informed and ensure they meet these requirements on time.
  7. Stay Informed: Auto dealers should regularly check for updates regarding continuing education requirements from the California DMV or their local regulatory authority. Staying informed about changes in regulations is essential to maintaining compliance.

In conclusion, continuing education is a vital aspect of being an auto dealer in California. It helps dealers stay informed about industry changes, legal requirements, and consumer protection measures. By meeting these requirements, auto dealers can ensure their businesses remain in good standing and provide a higher level of service to their customers. Always verify the most current requirements with the relevant authorities to avoid any compliance issues during the renewal process.

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