Get Your California Auto Dealers License
✅ Classes Hosted at an Auction
✅ Buy at Dealer-Only Auctions
✅ Run Your Own Business
✅ Parts and Service Discounts
✅ No Sales Tax or DMV Fees
NOTE: Classes are hosted at National Powersport Auctions in Poway, CA. Training Day details and directions will be included in your confirmation email.
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Certified California DMV Pre-Licensing Class
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Our San Diego courses run every month
One 6 Hour Course
Complete the Pre-License Class & receive your certificate
Pass the dealer test and submit your application!
Thank you Keith for all the invaluable information and making us feel comfortable during your class. Also thank you for taking the time to send the follow up email with all the helpful links to help as a Car Dealer. The delivery of the information was great and what I valued most as a student, is that you didn't mind answering questions to make sure we absorb the content and that you gave really awesome advice in the Dealer Biz because you want to see people succeed. Appreciate you!
Sean J. San Diego, CA
I enjoyed the class with Keith, it was very informative. I learned so much and I would advise anyone who is thinking of being a car dealer and/or wholesaler to take the course. This would prepare you for the car business. I would actually give Keith 10 stars. Thank KM!
I can honestly say that Kieth is doing a phenomenal job at explaining everything you need to know in order to succeed in the course. The class is 6 hours long with breaks and a lunch, so it’s a nice enjoyable learning experience.
This is a very informative class. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn the ins and outs of the auto dealer business.
Great class, awesome instructor. Would recommend for anyone wanting to get in the dealer business. Keith is a wealth of knowledge in the field.
Great course, in-depth and well taught. One of the most non-boring informational courses you can take. I recommend this course to anyone considering a future in become a Licensed Dealer here in California.
Keith is the go to person in California to obtain a dealer license. Very informative and educational! He lays out the methods and procedures in a understanding way.
Keith is the ultimate go to person in California to obtain a dealer license. Website was easy to navigate and schedule a class. Keith himself instructed the class I attended for 6 hours. Very informative and educational! He lays out the methods and procedures along with the requirements in detailed format so that any interested individual can obtain their dealer license.
Keith at Dealer 101 has been extremely helpful in my process for getting my dealer license. His course was highly personalized and he took the time to answer each and every question I had. Keith has continued to be a resource after the class and I really appreciate all he has done. If you are looking to take the dealer class I would highly recommend Dealer 101. If you are looking for someone knowledgeable and ethical in the industry to help you with a vehicle you can't go wrong with Keith.
Included in the Class
What License is right for you? We’ll explain the benefits of each and make that decision easy.
We’ll cover the DMV Test and make sure that you’ll pass – the 1st time!
Dealers must disclose a vehicle’s history to Buyers. Learn how to access those histories and what you must disclose.
Comprehensive Student Guide
Step-by-Step License Application Guide
DMV Inspector Office locations
Directory of Dealer-Only Auctions
DMV License Practice Test
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Dealer License FAQ
Do I need a car lot to get a Dealer License in California?
“Wholesale” or “Broker” licenses don’t require a business location. A “Retail” license 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?
Becoming a Dealer is fairly complicated. 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 Contact@Dealer101.com and look for to connecting with you.or by email at