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Dealer Education

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

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  • PRE-REGISTRATION
  • FEES

    8-Hour Pre-Licensing Classes

    For Obtaining a Dealer License


             
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    DMACC Southridge - April 21, 2014 - 8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge - May 19, 2014 - 8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge - June 16, 2014 - 8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
    DMACC Southridge - July 14, 2014 - 8-Hour Pre-licensing Class
     

                 

    5-Hour Continuing Ed Classes - 2014

    For Dealer License Renewal


             
    5 HOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO 12/31/14 - AND START  JUNE OF 2014
    During 2014 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:

    PAPERWORK, PAPERWORK, PAPERWORK
    This class will be an excellent refresher for the veteran dealer and beginning dealers will become familiar with every facet of paperwork required for operating a dealership in Iowa.  Attendees will learn how to complete titles properly and related documents; as well as developing compliant procedures for cash sales, financed sales and wholesale sales that everyone at your dealership can follow to help ensure adherence, consistency and correctness.  You will also discover how to set up your dealership to meet compliance requirements at the state and federal level.  Updates from the Iowa Department of Transportation, the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office and other state and federal agencies will be reviewed.

    COMPLIANCE TOOLS FOR BUY HERE PAY HERE DEALERS
    Participants will learn how to avoid fines and penalties.  This class will provide an
    in-depth discussion of policies and procedures that MUST be followed by BHPH dealers and those considering a buy here pay here dealership in Iowa.  Advertising rules for dealerships will also be shared.  Updates from the Iowa Department of Transportation, the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office, the new Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other state and federal agencies will be reviewed.

    CARKNOWLOGY:  FINANCING REGULATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Dealers who offer consumer financing and those considering making financing available should take this course to understand fully how to conduct business legally, ethically, and in compliance with state and federal law.  Discover what lenders expect from you and your customers regarding compliance with sales, consumer finance rules, regulations and law.  The course will include a review of the legal requirements of selling service contracts, warranties and insurance products, plus the importance of working with reputable providers.  You will take part in a hands-on review of all legal requirements and document preparation for the sales of motor vehicles WHEN lenders are involved.  Updates from the Iowa Department of
    Transportation , the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office, the new Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other state and federal agencies will be reviewed.

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE
    DNR, EPA AND OSHA Requirements :  If you think you are exempt, think again. This course will be beneficial to dealers who have service departments, body shops and those who have a used motor vehicle dealer license coupled with a recycler’s license.  If you have employees, you will want to become better aware of these state and federal compliance issues.  Updates from the Iowa Department of Transportation, the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office and other state and federal agencies will  be reviewed.

    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 2014.
    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 $ 159.00  which includes an updated manual
     
  • Speciality Classes for 2014 - Click Here for Class Description  -
  • CLASS TIMES

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 12/31/2014  IN ORDER TO RENEW YOUR DEALERS LICENSE FOR 2015-2016.

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  2014

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

Pre-licensing Course: $ 209.00 per person, includes instructional manual
Continuing Education Course: $ 159.00 per person, includes instructional manual

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.

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 Register on line at:
https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/autodealer.aspx
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 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m.
January 27, 2014 Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road

 Room 20B
Des Moines, Iowa

Class: Prof 501 - Course No. 27078
 8 Hour Pre-licensing Class
 
 
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
To Register Call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or Register on line at:
https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/autodealer.aspx
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 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m.
February 17, 2014 Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road

 Room 20B
Des Moines, Iowa

Class: Prof 501 - Course No. 27079
 8 Hour Pre-licensing Class
 
 
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
To Register Call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or Register on line at:
https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/autodealer.aspx
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 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m.
March 17, 2014 Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road

 Room 20B
Des Moines, Iowa

Class: Prof 501 - Course No. 27080
 8 Hour Pre-licensing Class
 
 
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
To Register Call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or Register on line at:
https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/autodealer.aspx
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 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m.
April 21, 2014 Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road

 Room 20B
Des Moines, Iowa

Class: Prof 501 - Course No. 27081
 8 Hour Pre-licensing Class
 
 
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
To Register Call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or Register on line at:
https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/autodealer.aspx
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 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m.
May 19, 2014 Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road

 Room 20B
Des Moines, Iowa

Class: Prof 501 - Course No. 33381
 8 Hour Pre-licensing Class
 
 
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
To Register Call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or Register on line at:
https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/autodealer.aspx
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 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m.
June 16, 2014 Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road

 Room 20B
Des Moines, Iowa

Class: Prof 501 - Course No. 33383
 8 Hour Pre-licensing Class
 
 
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE –SOUTHRIDGE  CAMPUS
To Register Call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033 or Register on line at:
https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/autodealer.aspx
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 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m.
July 14, 2014 Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road

 Room 20B
Des Moines, Iowa

Class: Prof 501 - Course No. 33382
 8 Hour Pre-licensing Class
 
 
 

Dealer education class attendees will be able to pick the type of class they would like to attend during 2014. 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 2014 ARE AS FOLLOWS:

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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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