COVID-19 Update: Classes are online only (no microphone or camera required)

Used Vehicle Dealer Pre-Licensing Education Program

Get Your California DMV Car Dealers License

  • $125 – Includes Everything (DMV Certificate, Materials)
  • One 6-Hour Online Class
  • Instructed by an Expert Car Dealer
  • Free Same-Day Certificate Shipping

Questions? Call us: (619) 333-0701

Time until next class

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Dealer License Class Preview

Push play to start watching

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

Z

Access Dealer-Only Auctions

Z

Run Your Own Business

Z

Parts and Service Discounts

Z

No Sales Tax or DMV Fees

Get Your Own Dealer Plates

and Start Accessing Dealer-Only Auctions

Time until next class

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

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

i

Dealer License Study Guide

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

i

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.  

Z

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. 

w

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. 

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.

We’re Here to Help

Our customer support is free and you’ll always get a real, live human

Call Us

w

Live Chat

Speak to a Human

Email Us

contact@dealer101.com