Texas Dealer Frequent Questions

Am I required to take the pre-license course to obtain an Texas Used Dealer License?
Is the Automobile Dealer Training Association approved by the State of Texas to provide Texas Used Dealer Pre-License Training?
Do I have to take a test at the end of the class?
What topics will we cover in the course?
Where are the classes held?
What is the price of tuition for the dealer training class?
Do I have to take a course every year?
Who has to take the course?
Does the class cover Federal dealer laws?
Why are Ethics so important in this business?
I have more questions, what do I do?

Am I required to take the pre-license course to obtain an Texas Used Dealer License?

A person applying for an Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers GDN (Dealer License) must take 6 hour web based training course.
The pre-licensing training requirement applies only to dealers with an independent motor vehicle GDN. These dealers are licensed to buy, sell, or exchange used cars, trucks, motor homes, neighborhood vehicles, recreational off-road vehicles (ROV), all-terrain vehicles (ATV), and utility vehicles (UTV).
All applicants for new licenses and renewal applicants licensed less than 10 years on September 1, 2019 will be required to complete the one-time training.

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Is the Automobile Dealer Training Association approved by the State of Texas to provide Used Dealer Pre-License Training?

NO. The Automobile Dealer Training Association is NOT approved by the State of Texas to provide your Used Dealer Pre-License Training. If approved, at the end of your course you will receive an official Certificate of Completion that you will submit with your dealer license application.

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Do I have to take a test at the end of the course?

There is a short quiz at the end of each unit. If for some reason you fail a quiz, just study the correct answers then take the quiz again. Texas law requires you to watch the entire 6 hour training course, (3 hours for dealer renewals) in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

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What topics will we cover in the course?

We will start the class with an overview of the paperwork that you will need to gather up and submit through the TxDMV eLicensing system in order to obtain your license. We will complete the process in your course to ensure you are completing it correctly. You will learn how complete tiles and how to gain access to the online dealer webDEALER system. Yes. The updated course includes revisions to Texas dealer laws. After the course you will be confident and ready to start & operate your used Texas dealership. View an overview of class topics on our Class Topics page.

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Where are the in-person classes held?

The new Texas law regarding dealer training requires the course be taken online. There are no in-person classes, the dealer training must be taken online. It is just as easy as watching YouTube videos.

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What is the price of tuition for the dealer training class?

The tuition for the dealer pre-license course is $149.00 and the tuition for the dealer renewal course is $99. Each person that completes the training course will download a Certificate of Completion that you will submit with your eLicsensing application and will be kept on file at the DMV office in Austin.

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Do I have to take a class every year?

No. At this time Texas has no continuing education requirement for used dealers, however, dealers that were licensed less than 10 years on September 1, 2019 will have to take a renewal course.

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Who has to take the course?

One owner or manager that is listed on the dealer license application must take the course.

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Does the course cover Federal dealer laws?

Yes. Failure to follow strict Federal dealer guidelines could lead to extensive non negotiable Federal fines of $25,000 per occurrence or more. The class covers important Federal dealer topics such as Federal Trade Commission Buyers Guide rule, GLB Privacy Act, Federal lending compliance, driver privacy protection, nationwide commercial codes, US Patriot Act, FTC Red Flags Rule, and more. 

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Why are ethics so important in this business?

Operating an Texas dealership with ethics and integrity will take you to the very top of the industry. You will build your credibility your first few months in business. A good, positive reputation will lead to more repeat business, more referrals, and more profits.  In your class we will discuss the importance of operating your dealership with the highest ethical standards.

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I have more questions, what should I do?

Call us at 800-369-2467, email info@texasdealers.com or complete our Contact Us form.

 

We are here to help you start your Texas Used Motor Vehicle Dealership!

Delus Johnson-Lead Instructor
Automobile Dealer Training Association

Texas