Georgia Dealer Frequent Questions

Am I required to take the pre-license class to obtain an Georgia Used Dealer License?
Is the Automobile Dealer Training Association approved by the State of Georgia to provide Georgia 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 class?
Where are the classes held?
What is the price of tuition for the dealer training class?
Do I have to take a class every year?
Do I have to pre-register for class?
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 class to obtain an Georgia Used Dealer License?

Yes. All persons obtaining an Georgia Used Dealer License are required to attend a 4 hour pre-license training course. Georgia State Law does not allow the dealer pre-license training to be held online, you must attend an in-class training session led by an instructor. Please click on the Georgia Dealer Pre-License Class Schedule to find a location near you to attend your State mandated dealer education class. Georgia dealers continuing educations is, however, allowed to be taken online. You can take the 6 hour Georgia Dealer Continuing Education course on you computer or phone. Click on the Georgia Dealer Continuing Ed link to enroll in the Continuing Ed course for Georgia dealers.

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

No. The Automobile Dealer Training Association is not approved by the State of Georgia to provide your Used Dealer Pre-License Training. If approved 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 class?

No test is required in the class, however Georgia law requires you to sit through the entire 4 hour training in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. The dealer pre-license classes are held in comfortable ADA accessable meeting rooms throughout the State. Our dealer pre-license classes are held in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and Valdosta. We bring the training to you so you do not have to drive very far to attend your dealer training. The State of Georgia does not allow you to take your dealer pre-license training online. The law requires you to sit in a classroom with an instructor. When you have completed your dealer pre-license training, you will be ready to apply for your dealer license correctly and run your new business in compliance with state and federal dealer laws.

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What topics will we cover in class?

We will start the class with an overview of the paperwork that you will need to gather up and mail to the State in order to obtain your license. We will complete a used dealer license application to ensure you are completing it correctly. You will learn how apply for an Georgia Sales Tax License, a Federal Employee Identification Number and many other Georgia dealer startup requirements. We show you how to find out if the building you want to use for your Georgia dealership meets local zoning. We talk about ethics and integrity as well. Operating your new business with the highest level of ethical standards will lead to greater long term profits when you get your Georgia dealers license. After the class you will be confident and ready to start & operate your used Georgia dealership.

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Where are the classes held?

The classes are held throughout Georgia in Atlanta, Columbus, Augusta, Savannah, Valdosta, and Macon. For a complete list of class locations and dates please visit the Class Schedule page.

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

The tuition for one person is $249 and each additional person is $199. The dealer license renwal course is $99. Each person that attends the training will receive a Certificate of Completion that you will mail in with your application and will be kept on file with the State. If you do not make your tuition back on the sale of your first vehicle, you are not marking your vehicles up enough. You will learn pricing strategies with our training.

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Do I have to take a class to renew my dealer license?

Yes. You must take continuing education training every two years in order to renew your dealer license. The renewal training can be taken online. We will talk about how to renew your license in your dealer pre-license course. If you are a currently licensed dealer, you must take your dealer continuing education within 9 months before your license expires on March of even years. You can take your continuing ed course to renew your dealers license beginning in July of each odd year. The continuing ed training must be taken between July of odd years and March of even years. You only have a 9 month window to take your continuing education. We will discuss this in your dealer training class.

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Do I have to pre-register for the dealer pre-license class?

 Yes, pre-registration is required for class attendees. When pre-register online your Certificate of Completion will be pre-printed with your information.

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Does the class 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 Georgia 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@georgiadealer.com or complete our Contact Us form. We would love to help you obtain your Georgia Used Dealer License.

Good Luck in Obtaining Your Georgia Dealer License!

 

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

Delus Johnson-Lead Instructor
Automobile Dealer Training Association

Georgia Dealer License Instructor