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Dealer Licensing

Dealer Licensing

Used Motor Vehicle Training Course

A training course is required for licensed used motor vehicle dealer applicants. A used motor vehicle dealer is a dealer primarily engaged in the business of selling used motor vehicles.

Applicant Requirements

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 course, the course provider will award a certificate of completion, a copy of which must be submitted at the time of application.

NOTE: 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 Ohio Revised Code or a motor vehicle auction owner license pursuant to Chapter 4517 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Course Information

The course is instructed by a provider that meets the requirements of 4517.05(C)(a) of the Ohio Revised Code and is authorized by the BMV. The course is required to be at least six hours of instruction, but may vary by authorized course provider. The following topics will be covered:

  • Used motor vehicle dealer requirements (O.R.C. Chapter 4517 and O.A.C. Chapter 4501:1-3)
  • 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
  • Sales taxes
  • Motor vehicle financing
  • Document fees
  • Retail agreements
  • Repossession of motor vehicles
  • Consumer protection


Authorized Used Motor Vehicle Training Course Providers

Ohio Independent Auto Dealers Association
2040 Brice Road, Suite 110
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Automobile Dealer Training Association
4031 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45431

Fees associated with the training course are determined by the course providers.

Have Questions?

Please contact us at (614) 752-7636 or email us at Dealers Support.

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Fax: (614) 752-7220

Mailing Address
Ohio BMV Dealer Licensing
PO Box 16521
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521

In Person (Drop-off Services ONLY)
Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Applications or paperwork may be dropped off near the security desk. All paperwork that requires payment, cash, check or money orders are accepted; however, no receipt will be available.

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