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.


August 5 & 6, 2014
Virginia Western Community College, Daleville

Contact: Registration Office


August 19 & 20, 2014
Piedmont Community College, Charlottesville

Contact: Maggie Myers


September 9 & 10, 2014
Tidewater Community College, Suffolk

Contact: Registration Office


September 23 & 24, 2014
Lord Fairfax Community College, Warrenton

Contact: Registration Office


October 7 & 8, 2014
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, North Run Campus, Henrico, County

Contact: Sandy Jones


October 21 & 22, 2014
Northern Virginia Community College, Reston

Contact: Claire Wynn


November 4 & 5, 2014
Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave

Contact: Registration Office


November 18 & 19, 2014
Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg

Contact: Susan Brown


December 9 & 10, 2014
Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown

Contact: Registration Office