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Used Vehicle Dealer Pre-Licensing Education Program

Get Your California DMV Car Dealers License

  • $125 – Includes DMV Certificate, Materials
  • One 6-Hour Online Class
  • Free Same-Day Shipping

Questions? Call us: (619) 333-0701

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Required by the California DMV for the Following Licenses

Retail License

Buy and sell cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles at any “dealer only” auction anywhere in the USA.

Sell used vehicles to the public, businesses or other dealers. Sell and export to any buyer in other states and countries.

Wholesale License

Buy and sell cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles at any “dealer only” auction anywhere in the USA.

Sell vehicles to any dealers but not to the public in California. Sell and export to any buyer in other states and countries.

Broker License (Endorsement)

Assist public buyers by negotiating the purchase of vehicles owned by other dealers.

Sell and export to any buyer in California, other states, and countries

Dealer License Benefits

You will be provided with all the essential materials

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Access Dealer-Only Auctions

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Run Your Own Business

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Parts and Service Discounts

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No Sales Tax or DMV Fees

Get your own dealer license plates

and start accessing dealer-only auctions

 

Access the online class from anywhere

A hassle-free, no-download experience for everyone.

Everything you need to get started

You will be provided with all the essential materials

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Dealer License Study Guide

Packed with information including how to get your license, buy, sell and the rules that affect California dealers.

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Dealer License Application Guide

A step-by-step guide that simplifies the DMV application process. Covers what’s required to apply, and get your license.  

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DMV License Practice Test

An online test to help you prepare for your visit to the DMV. Practice on our test and be confident you’ll pass the DMV test, easily.  

Dealer-Only Auction Directory

A complete listing of auctions in California and across the United States – with access restricted to licensed dealers, only. 

Why Choose Dealer 101?

Certified by the California DMV to provide the best step-by-step online dealer training program

No Tests

Every participant will receive a DMV Certificate of Completion. The Certificate is one of the requirements to apply for your license at the DMV. 

Attend from Home

For a limited time, the DMV has approved our instructor-led, online classes. No need to travel to a classroom. 

100% Success Rate

Every student that has taken our course has passed their DMV test. Our quality training, practice and coaching will ensure that you’ll pass too!

Avoid Costly Mistakes

Our step-by-step guide makes sure you don’t waste time or money. Our process guides you to know what to do from beginning to end. 

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On-Going Support

Have a question at any time? We’re here to help by chat, text or by telephone. Helping you get your license helps us to improve our courses. 

Experienced Instructor

Each session is taught by a licensed California dealer with over 20-years experience buying, selling and exporting vehicles of all types. 

Richard Burke
Richard Burke
22:49 29 May 20
I would highly recommend Dealer 101 for DMV dealer training. Keith McCrone is exceptionally competent in his familiarity with the material and professional in his demeanor and ability to present it. Everyone in my class had all their questions answered and had an exceptionally good experience.
Johnny Baltazar
Johnny Baltazar
05:14 29 May 20
Very detailed and easy to keep up with. The help and information went above and beyond expectations. Highly recommend!
JP's European Auto, Inc.
JP's European Auto, Inc.
04:58 28 May 20
What a great experience. Dealer 101 was an excellent dealer training class online. This is an new thing due to the current pandemic. The instructor answered everyone’s questions And did not hesitate to go back a slide Or 2 and make sure everyone understood the rules and regulations, the laws... and what was expected and needed to become a car dealer. All the materials you need where provided including a step to step guide on how to proceed. Keith the instructor took the time to explain everything needed and provided all the information you could possibly need to succeed. Great training class and very well put together. I took the practice test after the class and scored 100%. It was easy after completing this 6 hour class. Thank you!!read more
Moussa Dao
Moussa Dao
01:06 24 May 20
Excellent class. Keith is very knowledgeable. The class is well-paced and easy to follow. Keith is not just another instructor, he is a dealer himself. As the result, Keith shares a lot of his experience.
Antoine Trader
Antoine Trader
00:06 21 May 20
Keith is a great communicator and obviously knows his stuff! No gimmicks and genuinely keen that you succeed. The online class was a breeze, with great connectivity and power point presentation, the fact that it’s live makes all the difference in terms of asking questions via message and not... having to sit and listen to a computer generated voice for six hours!read more
Henry Chiedu
Henry Chiedu
01:02 19 May 20
Keith was really helpful and made it an easy to follow class. I Will recommend his class for your journey to getting your Dealers Licence.
Jim Mee
Jim Mee
04:40 18 May 20
Keith was a great instructor. He made the class easy to learn and fun..
j cardoza
j cardoza
18:46 14 May 20
Great class! Instructor was very informative and knowledgeable. His expertise in the dealer license field was extremely helpful.
Joe Easton
Joe Easton
23:58 13 May 20
I took the Dealer Pre-Licensing class. Keith was a great instructor and went above and beyond to answer everyone's questions. I feel so well informed and confident about getting my Dealer's License now. Great service and amazing value; highly recommend!
Whitney Scott
Whitney Scott
23:50 13 May 20
I took the training course online, and it was a great experience. I really enjoyed it. It was extremely helpful that the professor sent out the course material and other resources prior to the starting date of the course. That way, we could come prepared. He also answered questions throughout the... entire lecture and made sure that everyone was up to speed and nobody was behind. Great course. I recommend it!read more
Richard Abdala
Richard Abdala
00:43 10 May 20
I've done a few online dealer renewel courses, but this is my first with Dealer 101....I have to say they make it very easy to follow and understand, even with guidance if needed. I recommend their online courses to anyone searching for these services
Alex Portnoff
Alex Portnoff
20:38 21 Apr 20
Very informative class! Keith made it very easy to understand everything and cleared up a lot of questions I previously had. Highly recommend
Socal Sweet Rides
Socal Sweet Rides
17:59 26 Feb 20
The class was great. Keith was incredible. I passed my test the first time. Keith answer all my questions on getting the license. Thank you...
Artur Dunaychuk
Artur Dunaychuk
00:05 07 Feb 20
Great experience, learned everything needed for used car dealership. Provided a lot of good information. Would recommend to anybody in used or new car sales business.
Kevin Rose
Kevin Rose
16:41 26 Jan 20
My wife and I learned a lot in this class and we left with a lot of answered questions that we had going in. Keith is patient and explains things well. He will be a great for networking with in the future. Thanks Keith!
Tommy Tozzi
Tommy Tozzi
20:49 09 Jan 20
Keith was awesome! He was super informative and extremely straight forward. I highly recommend his class and look forward to using what I learned from him!
Nick Puma
Nick Puma
03:44 09 Jan 20
Keith was beyond amazing!!! He made the class enjoyable, comfortable and really helped us to understand the steps it takes to become an auto dealer. I HIGHLY recommend this class to everyone.
Kim McNeil
Kim McNeil
17:23 15 Oct 19
Such an informative class! Keith is so knowledgeable and willing to answer questions, even researching and following up after class is over. He also has several dealer resources he has obtained over his many years in the industry that he shares with his students! I would recommend to anyone looking... to get into dealer business. Thank you Keith for sharing your knowledge and resources with us!read more
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Dealer License FAQ

Do I need a car lot to get a Dealer License in California?

No, is the short answer. “Wholesale” licenses don’t require a business location.  A “Retail” license or “Broker” endorsement requires a business location. A small office with parking can meet the DMV requirements. We step you through selecting a location in the course.

How many cars can I sell without getting a license?

If you plan to sell even one vehicle for a profit in California, you need a Dealer License.  The key here is “for a profit”. The law is pretty clear on this and the DMV has been enforcing this rule lately.

Why do you recommend taking this course as the 1st step?

We recommend taking the training first as you will gain an understanding of each step required to get your License. By doing the training first, you can save a lot wasted time and expense.

Do Car Dealers have to pay sales tax and DMV fees on vehicles?

Once you have a Dealer license, you no longer have to pay sales tax or DMV fees on the vehicles you purchase for resale. Other purchases such as repair parts can also be purchased tax exempt if they are being used on a vehicle you have in your inventory.

Can I buy vehicles from Auctions without a Dealer license?

You could purchase vehicles from “Public” auctions at a higher price. You would be required to pay sales tax and DMV fees there. Only licensed Dealers can purchase vehicles from true “wholesale” auctions such as Manheim, Adesa, Copart or IAA where the prices are significantly lower.

I have questions about becoming a Dealer. Can you help?

Sure. We can be reached at (619) 333-0701 or by email at Contact@Dealer101.com and look for to connecting with you.

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