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A training course is mandated for those applicants pursuing to be a licensed used motor vehicle dealer. A used motor vehicle dealer is a dealer primarily engaged in the business of selling used motor vehicles.
An owner, partner, president, member, trustee, or principal owner of the business entity applying for a used motor vehicle dealer’s license must complete the training course within the preceding six months of applying.
Upon completion of the training course the course provider will award you a certificate of completion. At the time of application a copy of the certificate of completion must be submitted.
NOTE: A used motor vehicle dealer’s license shall not be issued to any person without first successfully completing the training course.
Exempt: The used motor vehicle training course is not required if one of the following applies:
An owner, partner, president, member, trustee, or principal owner of a business entity that has held a used or new motor vehicle dealer’s license within the two-year period immediately preceding the date of application and the previously license was not revoked or suspended.
An owner, partner, president, member, trustee, or principal owner of the related business entity holds a salvage motor vehicle auction license pursuant to Chapter 4738. of the Revised Code or a motor vehicle auction owner license pursuant to Chapter 4517. of the Revised Code.
The course is instructed by an authorized course provider that has been approved by the BMV and meets the requirements of 4517.05 (C)(a) of the Revised Code.
The course is required to be at least six hours of instruction, but may vary by authorized course provider.
The following topics will be discussed during the training course:
Used motor vehicle dealer requirements (Chapter 4517 RC) (Chapter 4501:1-3 AC)
Duties and responsibilities of the motor vehicle dealers board
Acts and omissions resulting in suspension or revocation of a dealer’s license
Issuance of temporary tags to consumers
Duties and responsibilities of performing out-of-state inspections
Registration requirements for dealers
Display and proper use of dealer license plates
Federal and state laws governing the sale and distribution of motor vehicles
Titling motor vehicles
The title defect rescission fund
Motor vehicle financing
Repossession of motor vehicles
NOTE: There is a fee associated with the participation of the training course. These fees are determined by the individual authorized course providers not the BMV. For a list of the training course providers click on the link below: