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Iowa Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Education Law

LAW BECAME EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007 – 5-Hour Class must be taken every two (2) years prior to dealer license renewal
  • PRE-REGISTRATION
  • FEES

    8-Hour Pre-Licensing Classes

    For Obtaining a Dealer License

    DMACC Southridge   March 12, 2018   8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge   April 9, 2018   8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge   May 14, 2018   8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge   June 11, 2018   8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge   July 9, 2018   8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge   August 13, 2018   8-Hour Pre-licensing Class


    5-Hour Continuing Ed Classes:   2018

    May 5, 2018 -  IIADA ANNUAL MEETING WILL INCLUDE A 5 HOUR CONTINUING ED CLASS



    OTHER 5 HOUR CLASSES FOR 2018  WILL START IN  JUNE OF 2018
             
             
             

    5-HOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO 12/31/18 - AND START IN JUNE OF 2018. During 2018 the 5-hour dealer continuing education classes will again be held at the community colleges throughout Iowa.
    The following is an overview of the specialty classes dealers may select from: (please select one class to attend - all qualify for your renewal requirements).
  • UNDER THE HOOD - DEALER 101 - This class will be the basic refresher course and provide all the necessary items to renew your dealer's license.  Updates to state and federal rule, regulation and law will be shared. Dealers will become familiar with new laws enacted during the 2018 legislative session.
  • TURBOCHARGED DEALER DETAILS - DEALER 102 -  This class will serve as a refresher course, plus provide training on vehicle title compliance and dealer compliant paperwork.  The class will provide an overview of dealer responsibilities with lenders and  consumers. The course will provide updates to state and federal rule, regulation and law.  New laws enacted  during the 2018 Iowa legislative session will be shared with attendees.

    A MAJOR TUNEUP - BUY HERE PAY HERE OPERATIONS - DEALER 103   Attendees will be provided updates of state and federal law, rule and regulation.  The trainer will provide an overview of regulations, policies and procedures for compliant buy here pay here dealerships. New laws impacting Iowa auto dealers enacted during the 2018 legislative session will be reviewed.  The importance of using compliant forms in buy here pay here operations will be discussed.   This class will be beneficial for existing buy here pay here dealers as well as dealerships giving consideration to establishing  buy here pay here operations.

    CLASS LOCATIONS, CLASS TIME  AND COURSE NUMBERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE IIADA WEBSITE  www.iowaiada.com and will also be included in Street Smart magazine throughout 2018.

    During the winter months weather could play a factor, therefore, please listen to local radio stations to insure the class will be held.

    If you arrive more than 15 minutes late the community college may ask that you register for a future class.
    If you have any special needs, please let the community college know when you register for a class.  You may bring an interpreter to class, but please let the college know that you will be doing so
    .

    REGISTRATION:  Dealers will be asked to provide the following information: the class name and section number, participants social security number, date of birth, name, address, phone number, e-mail and credit  card information.  Prepayment is required and most colleges accept VISA/Mastercard, Discover/American Express

    FEES: The 5 hour continuing education class cost is $ 179.00  which includes an updated manual

     

    PRE-LICENSING

    Applicants seeking to become a used motor vehicle dealer must take an 8 hour pre-licensing education class prior to obtaining a motor vehicle dealer's license.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION

    Currently licensed used motor vehicle dealers who wish to retain their dealer license must take a 5 hour course , every two years, and prior to renewal.  COURSE MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO 12/31/2018  IN ORDER TO RENEW YOUR DEALERS LICENSE FOR 2019-2020

    INITIAL PHASE

    The law became effective July 1st, 2007. Those who wish to remain as a used motor vehicle dealer in the state of iowa must take the required 5 hour continuing education class every two years and prior to license renewal. An applicant for renewal of a used motor vehicle dealer license who has met the pre-licensing education requirement within the preceding 24 months is exempt from the continuing education requirement for license renewal.

    WHO MUST TAKE THE COURSE

    At least one individual who is associated with the used motor vehicle dealer as an owner, principal, corporate officer, director or member or partner of a limited liability company or limited liability partnership shall complete the education program courses. Dealerships may send more than one individual to a class, however, certification will only be issued to the individuals described above. Identification may be required during the registration process. Payment will be required on a per person basis.

    EXEMPTIONS

    Motor vehicle rental companies having a national franchise; national motor vehicle auction companies; wholesale dealer only auction companies; used car dealerships owned by a franchise motor vehicle dealer; banks, credit unions, and savings and loan associations.

    CLASS CONTENT

    The educational programming will include, but not be limited to, the examination of federal and state laws applicable to the motor vehicle industry and federal and state regulations pertaining to used motor vehicle dealers.

    PRE-REGISTRATION  
    The registration operator will ask for the class name and section number, participant's social security number or date of birth, name, address, phone number and email address. Prepayment is required. Credit cards accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover

    FEES  2018

    The Iowa Department of Education has set the fees for the courses as follows:

    Pre-licensing Course: $ 219.00 per person, increase as of September, 2017

      Continuing Education Course: $ 179.00 per person, increase in 2017

    LATE ARRIVALS:

    If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for a class the community college may ask that you reschedule

    MULTIPLE DEALERSHIPS

    A used motor vehicle dealer owning more than one dealership in Iowa is only required to attend one class for all of their licensed used motor vehicle dealerships. Please provide dealership location and dealer license number and the community college will issue the necessary certificates for multiple dealerships.

    CERTIFICATION

    A community college will issue a certificate of completion to each person who successfully completes a pre-licensing or continuing education course. The certificate must be posted conspicuously in the dealership.

    TESTING

    The course will not require testing. Any class offered as an online course will require testing

    REPORTING

    The community colleges will transmit to the Iowa Department of Transportation the name of the dealership individual who took the course, the date, the required number of hours, the dealership name and other data as may be required.

    WEATHER NOTES

    During the winter months, inclement weather may cause college campuses or locations to close. Participants should listen to local radio stations for closing information specific to their scheduled class location.

    Please Note: If a participant arrives more than 15 minutes late for the class the community college might ask that you register for a future class.

    REGISTRATION

    Dealers will be asked to provide the following information: the class name and section number, participant’s social security number, date of birth, name, address, phone number, e-mail and credit card information.

    PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED

    Most colleges accept the following:
    Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express

    CLASS DATES / LOCATIONS

     

    DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
    To Register Call: (515) 964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or www.dmacc.edu  Auto Dealer Education
     Pre-payment is required.
    Colleges accept most major credit cards.

    Questions: Call Curt at (515) 256-4902 or ccbuhr@dmacc.edu

    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class – 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Please arrive at 7:45 AM.
    March 12, 2018
    MONDAY
    Des Moines Area Community College - Southridge Center
    Southridge Center,
    1111 E. Army Post Road
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Room 29
    Class: 25445   PROF 501 202
    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
     
    DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
    To Register Call: (515) 964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or www.dmacc.edu  Auto Dealer Education
     Pre-payment is required.
    Colleges accept most major credit cards.

    Questions: Call Curt at (515) 256-4902 or ccbuhr@dmacc.edu

    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class – 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Please arrive at 7:45 AM.
    April 09, 2018
    MONDAY
    Des Moines Area Community College - Southridge Center
    Southridge Center,
    1111 E. Army Post Road
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Room 20B
    Class: 25446   PROF 501 203
    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
     
    DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
    To Register Call: (515) 964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or www.dmacc.edu  Auto Dealer Education
     Pre-payment is required.
    Colleges accept most major credit cards.

    Questions: Call Curt at (515) 256-4902 or ccbuhr@dmacc.edu

    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class – 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Please arrive at 7:45 AM.

    MONDAY
    May 14, 2018
    Des Moines Area Community College - Southridge Center
    Southridge Center,
    1111 E. Army Post Road
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Room 20B
    Class: 32997   PROF
    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
     
    DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
    To Register Call: (515) 964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or www.dmacc.edu  Auto Dealer Education
     Pre-payment is required.
    Colleges accept most major credit cards.

    Questions: Call Curt at (515) 256-4902 or ccbuhr@dmacc.edu

    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class – 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Please arrive at 7:45 AM.

    MONDAY
    June 11, 2018
    Des Moines Area Community College - Southridge Center
    Southridge Center,
    1111 E. Army Post Road
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Room 20B
    Class: 32998   PROF
    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
     
    DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
    To Register Call: (515) 964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or www.dmacc.edu  Auto Dealer Education
     Pre-payment is required.
    Colleges accept most major credit cards.

    Questions: Call Curt at (515) 256-4902 or ccbuhr@dmacc.edu

    8-hour Pre-licensing Class -  8:00 a.m. until 5:00 PM .Please arrive at 7:45 AM.      

      MONDAY
      July 9, 2018
    Des Moines Area Community College - Southridge Center
    Southridge Center
    1111 E. Army Post Road
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Room:  20B
    Class: 32999  PROF
    8-Hour  Pre-licensing Class
     
    DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
    To Register Call: (515) 964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or www.dmacc.edu  Auto Dealer Education
     Pre-payment is required.
    Colleges accept most major credit cards.

    Questions: Call Curt at (515) 256-4902 or ccbuhr@dmacc.edu

    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class – 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Please arrive at 7:45 AM.

    MONDAY
    August 13, 2018
    Des Moines Area Community College - Southridge Center
    Southridge Center,
    1111 E. Army Post Road
    Des Moines, Iowa

    Room 20B
    Class: 33000   PROF
    8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
     

    Dealer education class attendees will be able to pick the type of class they would like to attend during 2018. All classes will be held at the major community colleges throughout the state of Iowa. The IIADA website will always have updated information on these classes. If you have any questions, please call IIADA 641-755-4177. Dealer education information may be found on the various community college websites as well.
    You are welcome to bring an interpreter to class, but please notify the college that you will be doing so.

    MAKE SURE IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING DEALER THAT YOU ONLY TAKE THE 5 HOUR CLASS. THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN A DEALER BEFORE SHOULD TAKE THE 8 HOUR CLASS. 

    SPECIALTY CLASSES FOR 2018 ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

    1.  UNDER THE HOOD -  DEALER 101      

    2.  TURBOCHARGED DEALER DETAILS - DEALER 102

    3.  A MAJOR TUNEUP - BUY HERE PAY HERE OPERATIONS - DEALER 103 

    4.  UNDER THE HOOD - ONLINE CLASS -  TESTING REQUIRED

    .

    CLASS TIMES:

    PRE-LICENSING CLASSES - CLASS TIME:  8:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M.  PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:45 A.M.  5 HOUR CONT. ED CLASSES  generally
    will run 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. - some afternoon classes will run  12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. - SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY OCCUR

    IIADA ENCOURAGES THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TAKEN ANY TYPE OF EDUCATIONAL OR DEALER TRAINING COURSES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 8 HOUR COURSE BECAUSE OF THE VALUABLE INFORMATION YOU WILL BE GIVEN. THOSE WHO HAVE HAD PRIOR EDUCATIONAL TRAINING REGARDING DEALERSHIPS MAY OPT FOR THE 5 HOUR COURSE.

    INSTRUCTORS

    IIADA WILL PROVIDE THE INSTRUCTORS FOR THESE COURSES AND THOSE CHOSEN AS INSTRUCTORS WILL, WHEN POSSIBLE, BE CURRENT OR FORMER DEALERS. ADDITIONALLY, SOME INSTRUCTORS WILL COME FROM THE REGULATORY SIDE OF THE INDUSTRY.

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