Is training required to obtain a vehicle dealer license?

Only for Class B vehicle dealer applicants. PA 420 of 2018 went into effect March 20, 2019, which requires all applicants for a Class B used vehicle dealers to attend prelicensure training within 6 months prior to the date of their application.  The pre-license training is required for any applicant, partner of the applicant, or each officer of the applicant, as applicable, for the original eligible used vehicle dealer license.

In addition, every Class B dealer applicant shall select a designated individual to complete the continuing education dealer training program in the 90 day period following the issuance of the license.  Newly issued Class B vehicle must select a designated individual for each of its retail sales locations.  The dealer cannot select a single individual to be the designated individual for more than 3 locations.  See MCL 247.248 and MCL 257.248l for more information.

Renewing Class B vehicle dealers also have a training requirement.  Please refer to this FAQ for the vehicle dealer renewal training requirement.

Vehicle Dealer Training

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