Dealer-Operator Training Courses

The dealer-operator of any new independent motor vehicle dealership is required to successfully complete a course of study before they are permitted to take the Independent Dealer-Operator Qualification Test at a DMV Customer Service Center. "Grandfathered" dealer-operators, title clerks and salespersons are encouraged to take the course as well.

The Virginia Community College System and the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association (VIADA) have teamed up to present two-day courses at Community College campuses throughout the state.

Registration materials and information are available from each of the Community Colleges’ WEB site or by calling the individual college. The cost must be submitted by check or credit card, payable to the college, and submitted with the registration. View New Dealer Requirements Checklist

The cost is $325 and must be submitted by check or credit card, payable to the college, and submitted with the registration. NOTE: The cost will be $325 if you register at least two weeks prior to the date of the course and $375 if you register within two weeks of the first day of the course.

Listed below are the upcoming Dealer-Operation Certification Training Courses available throughout the Commonwealth.


July 14 & 15 - Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas
Contact: Registration; 703-257-6630;

July 28 & 29 - Virginia Western Community College, Greenfield Center, Daleville
Contact: Registration; 540-966-3984;

August 11 & 12 - Piedmont Community College, Charlottesville
Contact: Registration; 434-961-5354;

August 25 & 26 - Tidewater Community College, Suffolk
Contact: Registration; 757-822-1234;

September 15 & 16 - Lord Fairfax Community College, Warrenton
Contact: Registration; 540-351-1524;

September 30 & October 1 - Community College Workforce Alliance at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Parham Road Campus, Henrico   
Contact: Sandy Jones; 804-523-2293;

October 13 & 14 - Northern Virginia Community College, Reston
Contact: Claire Wynn; 703-450-2551;

November 3 & 4 - Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave
Contact: Registration; 540-453-2215;

November 17 & 18 - Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg
Contact: Registration; 540-937-2931;

December 8 & 9 - Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown
Contact: Registration; 540-868-7021;