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Dealer Renewal Training Program
Now you can complete your renewal program quickly Simply:
1) FAX or SCAN your documents,
2) complete the test and
3) we send your certificate USPS priority mail – it’s that easy!
If you need it sooner we also offer USPS Express mailing service.
DealerLicense Forum devoted to
answering every possible dealer applicant question.
The largest & oldest DMV Certified Car Dealer School in California.
Second Students are FREE
DMV requires only ONE Certified applicant per Dealership
Bring Your Partner at No Charge
Dealership License Type: Wholesale, Retail or Autobroker
What type of dealer license is right for you? We will explain the benefits of each type of license.
DMV License Requirements
We explain just who can get a Dealer License and all of your required items.
Your choice of Dealership License Type will dictate your location requirements. You will always need an Office.
DMV Forms Kit
Our exclusive Retail Dealer Forms Kit makes compliance EZ & simple. $75.
Dealer Auction Access
You and your staff will gain auction access to dealer only auctions across the state & beyond.
DMV Advertising Regulations
We explain how to legally advertise and how a wholesaler can sell to the public.
DMV Dealer Examination
We make sure you can pass this exam. We make it EZ for you.
NICB Stolen Vehicle Query
Every student learns how to check the VIN for free to identify stolen vehicles prior to purchase.
DMV Software for Lender Access
Exclusive access to DMV Dealer Management Software to access over 100 lenders with one application.
Branded Title Identification
Car Dealer Attorneys are making branded title sales almost impossible.
Dealer Activities Which Are Not Lawful
Compliance is simple & EZ. We help you avoid simple mistakes. Even simple mistakes get experienced dealers into trouble.
Out of State & Out of Country Sales
Exporting vehicles can be very good business but the correct paperwork is essential.
Dealer Plates & Personal Use Reporting
Dealer Plates are like gold but require special handling to be completely legal. Personal Use must be reported monthly to the CDTFA. We show you how.
DMV Registration Agent 101
We can teach you how to issue license plates & reg stickers in house with the DMV BPA system. If that is not for you we are fully licensed to process your dealer vehicle sales.
Vehicle History Disclosure
We only use VINAudit with special pricing for our dealer students.
Drafted Dealer Sales
We will show you how to mrket your services to local wholesalers.
|Car Dealer 101 in California|
READY, SET, GO Getting your Dealer License
All California vehicle dealer applicants must take a mandatory six-hour course training as mandated by the Department of Motor Vehicles before obtaining a vehicle dealer license. We conduct the courses throughout California. The fee for our new dealer course is:
$250 – scheduled classes AND
$350 – for our private classes.
TriStar dealer training is an excellent alternative to most new dealer programs, as we are retired training officers, licensed DMV dealers/brokers/registration agents/verification agents and never in the business of selling you dealer products.
The goal of each session is to provide comprehensive training in an easy to read and follow format.
As our dealer licence student you will be shown the required materials in our handbook, with an in-depth explanation of each required topic.
We offer training beyond expectation as currently licensed retail dealers/brokers.
Anytime, if you have questions or need help you may call us toll free at: 800-901-5950.
Signing up for the DMV approved pre-licensing class:
Certain dealers licensed to sell used vehicles face changes in the way they pay sales taxes beginning January 1, 2021. New legislation, Assembly Bills 82 and 85 requires sellers of used vehicles to pay to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) sales tax at the same time they submit the vehicle registration/transfer application.
Dealers submitting sales tax to DMV are still required to file returns with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) and will be able to take a credit for the sales tax paid directly to the DMV.