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Motor Vehicle Dealer Training School Requirements

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Interested in Becoming Licensed as a Dealer Training School?

Applicants interested in becoming licensed as a dealer training school must meet the licensing requirements of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).

Section 320.27(4)(b), Florida Statutes, establishes the length of training, to not exceed eight hours for required DHSMV topics nor exceed an additional 24 hours for topics related to other regulatory agencies and any other requirements under this section. The curriculum for other subjects must be approved by any and all other regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over specific subject matters. For a complete list of Motor Vehicle Dealer Training School requirements, click here.

Licensing Process

The following forms must be completed and submitted to the DHSMV with the school curriculum or text book:

Dealer training schools must submit their curriculum or text book for review and approval to:

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Dealer License Section
Bureau of Dealer Services
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Neil Kirkman Building, Room A 312 MS 65
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Prospective Dealer Training School applicants can contact the Dealer License Section at 850-617-3003 (press 1) to speak to a representative for specific question regarding the process.

Types of classes offered include:

  • Pre-licensing for all license types.
    • Must include training in titling and registration of motor vehicles, laws relating to unfair and deceptive trade practices, laws relating to financing regarding buy-here/pay-here operations and other information that will promote good business practices as determined by the DHSMV.
  • Continuing education for independent motor vehicle dealers only.
    • Continuing education shall include at least two hours of legal or legislative issues, one hour of the DHSMV issues and five hours of relevant motor vehicle industry topics.

The curriculum will be reviewed by the DHSMV and required changes will be provided to the applicant if needed. After all corrections are submitted, the curriculum will be approved by the DHSMV and a license to conduct training classes will be issued. Instructors are approved by the DHSMV to conduct the pre-licensing and continuing education classes for prospective dealers at the dealer training schools.

Once a dealer training school is approved, they are added to the DHSMV approved list of dealer training schools. Please refer to the table below.

NameContactStatewide ClassesOnsite PrelicensingOnsite Continuing EducationOnline PrelicensingOnline Continuing EducationEnglishSpanish
Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association1840 Fiddler Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
www.fiada.com
info@fiada.com
Phone: (800) 237-0448
Fax: (850) 385-3251
XVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SFVIVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SFVIX
Advanced Dealer Training Institute1656 Linda Lou Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
http://www.mvdti.com
adti@mvdti.com
Phone: (888) 791-9511, (561) 791-9511
Fax: (800) 607-4926
XVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SF, DH, BH, RV, RUVIVI, VA, VW, and SDVIX
Florida Auto Dealer School1576 Bella Cruz Drive, # 427
The Villages, FL 32159
www.F-A-D-S.com
tmyers@floridaautodealerschool.com
Phone: (866) 884-0549, (727) 804-7375
XVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SF, DH, BH, RV, RUVIDH, BH, RV and RUX
Dealer Consulting Services, Inc.7537 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33150
www.dcsmiami.com
dealerschool@dcsmiami.com
Phone: Miami-Dade: (305) 758-9001, Broward: (954) 862-7671
Fax: (888) 501-2390
XVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SFVIVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SFVIX
Fast Compliance, LLC6000 Metro West Blvd. Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32835
http://www.fastcompliance.com
info@fastcompliance.com
Phone: (407) 299-1800, (Toll Free) 1 (800) 942-4537
Fax: (407) 294-1431
VI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SFVIX
Florida Dealer Schools, Inc.901 S State Road 7,
Suite 280: Bank of America Building
Hollywood, FL 33023
www.floridadealerschools.com
fds@dcsmiami.com
Phone: Broward: (954) 862-7677, Tampa: (813) 322-3790, West Palm Beach: (561) 961-1465, Orlando: (407) 648-4030, Miami-Dade (305) 758-9321
VI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SFVIVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SFVIX
Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC1497 Main Street, Suite 344
Dunedin, FL 34698
www.theaice.com
info@theaice.com
Phone: (727) 623-9075
Registration: 1 (866) 930-4577 (Toll Free)
Fax: (727)-498-5401
XVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SF, DH, BH, RV, RUVIVI, VA, VW, SD, VF, SF, DH, BH, RV, RUVIX
At Your Pace Online, LLC17888 67th Court North, Suite # 6
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
www.onlineautodealered.com
contact@atyourpaceonline.com
Phone: (877) 724-6150
Fax: (866) 333-9840
VF, VI, VA, VW, SDVIX
Academia Latinoamericana Automotriz, LLC7537 NW 7 Avenue
Miami, FL 33150
www.dcsmiami.com
dealerschool@dcsmiami.com
Phone: (305) 758-9097
Fax: (888) 501-2390

220 North State Road 7
Hollywood, FL 33020
www.dcsmiami.com
dealerschool@dcsmiami.com
Phone: (954) 862-7671
Fax: (888) 501-2390
VI, VA, VW and SDVI, VA, VW and SDX
ELP Compliance6916 NW 5th Street
Plantation, FL 33317
www.elpcompliance.com
elpcompliance@gmail.com
Phone: (954) 644-1066
Fax: (954) 644-1066
VI, VA, VW, SDVIXX
Miami DMV, LLC:
d/b/a Miami Dealer School (on-site),
d/b/a Florida Dealer School (on-line)
9495 Northwest 27th Avenue, Suite B
Miami, FL 33147
www.dmvdealerschool.com
miamidmv@yahoo.com
Phone: (305) 457-8709
Fax: (305) 397-2454
VI, VA, VW, SDVIVI, VA, VW, SDVIX