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.

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.


September 20 & 21 - Community College Workforce Alliance at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College,
Parham Road Campus, Henrico
Contact: Sandy Jones; 804-523-2293;

October 11 & 12 - Northern Virginia Community College, Reston
Contact: Claire Wynn 703-450-2551;

November 1 & 2 - Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave
Contact: Registration 540-453-2215;

November 15 & 16 - Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg
Contact: Susan Brown 540-937-2913;

December 6 & 7 - Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown
Contact: Registration 540-868-7021;


January 10 & 11 - Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg
Contact: Registration 540-937-2913

January 24 & 25 - Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville Campus
Contact: Registration 265-656-0260

February 7 & 8 - Paul D. Camp Community College, Franklin
Contact: Renee Brown 757-569-3984

February 21 & 22 - Virginia Western Community College, Greenfield Center, Daleville
Contact: Registration 540-966-3984

March 7 & 8 - Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge
Contact: Claire Wynn 703-450-2551

March 21 & 22 - Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton
Contact: Registration 757-825-2937