Welcome to our comprehensive guide on becoming a wholesale car dealer in the state of California. Here, we will walk you through the necessary steps to obtain your wholesale car dealer license and provide information on the certification class you can sign up for to enhance your knowledge and increase your chances of success.
Taking a class to get certified is the 1st step towards getting your wholesale dealer license and is required by the California DMV to take your test.
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Before diving into the licensing process, it's essential to grasp the concept of wholesale car dealerships. Wholesale dealers buy and sell vehicles exclusively to and from licensed motor vehicle dealers, auctions, and other wholesale dealers. They are not authorized to sell vehicles directly to the public.
Interested in getting a dealer license to sell vehicles to the public as well? Click here to learn about the steps towards getting your retail license.
To become a wholesale car dealer, you must obtain a certificate of completion from a licensed California Dealer School. California Dealer Academy is a license dealer training school that has been in business since 2008. Our license number is C00069 and our instructors have 20+ years' experience in the automotive industry.
To enhance your understanding of the wholesale car dealership business and increase your chances of obtaining your license, we offer a comprehensive Wholesale Dealer Certification Class. Our class covers the following topics:
To sign up for our certification class, please register for class online or contact us directly. Our experienced instructors are committed to providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful wholesale car dealership career.
Next, you need to decide on the business structure for your wholesale car dealership. Options include a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC). Each structure has its own legal and tax implications, so it's advisable to consult with a business attorney or a certified public accountant (CPA) to determine the best fit for your circumstances.
Register with Occupational Licensing DMV and start your wholesale dealership application. This can be done by going to the following website:
Included with the application, you will need to provide the following documentation:
We hope this guide has provided you with a clear roadmap to becoming a wholesale car dealer in California. Remember to follow all the necessary steps, obtain the required licenses, and consider attending our Wholesale Dealer Certification Class to enhance your knowledge and increase your chances of success. Good luck on your journey to becoming a licensed wholesale car dealer!