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Sales Training - Road to a Sale - Two Day Course (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 8:30am-4:00pm
9150 S. Hills Blvd. Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Members: $250/pp Non-Member: $450/pp
Forklift Safety Training & Certification (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 9:00am
All Seasons RV in Streetsboro
SAFE: $0; GCADA Members: $40; Non-Member: $85
Forklift Safety Training and Certification - Parma
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 9:00am
Bob Gillingham Ford
SAFE: $0; GCADA Members: $40; Non-Member: $85
Crisis Management & Crisis Communications for Automotive Executives
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 - 10am-11:30am
Zoom Meeting
GCADA Members: Complimentary
Forklift Safety Training and Certification - Bedford
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 9:00am
Motorcars Acura/Volvo
SAFE: $0; GCADA Members: $40; Non-Member: $85

News & Updates

Salesperson Licensing Program
August 29, 2013

Salesperson Licensing Program

Salesperson Licensing Program: Revised Application Form

Reminder:  In October 2012, the Ohio BMV released a revised version of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Salesperson License Application (BMV 4301, Rev. 10/12). Going forward, dealers should use this updated form, as the BMV will no longer accept previous versions. Failure to use the appropriate application will cause significant time delays in processing by the BMV.

Click here to download the revised Salesperson License Application

At the request of numerous dealers, your Association offers a member benefit to assist in the licensing of your sales staff. As you may know, a new salesperson must be licensed prior to him or her taking part in the sale of an automobile on behalf of your dealership. The practice of utilizing an unlicensed salesperson may place your dealer’s license at risk.

The GCADA Salesperson Licensing Program manages this process from start to finish. GCADA conducts the electronic fingerprinting in-office, eliminating the need for a separate visit to a fingerprinting agency or police department. Further, the application will be reviewed for any missing items or inaccuracies that could delay the licensing process, prior to being forwarded to the Ohio BMV.

Here’s how it works:

  • Your dealership hires a new salesperson.
  • You send the individual to GCADA (click here for directions) with the following items:
    1. A valid photo ID
    2. A fingerprinting authorization form (click here to download)
    3. A fully completed Motor Vehicle Dealer Salesperson License Application (click here to download), including notarization.
  • The salesperson comes to GCADA with the items mentioned above and has his/her fingerprints taken electronically.
  • Once GCADA receives the fingerprinting results, they are forwarded along with the Salesperson License Application to Ohio BMV Dealer Licensing.
  • The newly issued license is mailed to the dealership by the BMV.

The dealership will be billed a flat GCADA member fee of $42 per applicant which covers the fingerprinting charges and the salesperson’s licensing fee. In comparison, other independent services charge $42 for the electronic BCI fingerprint check only. As a reminder, this program is for new salespersons or salespersons whose license expired over a year ago. With regards to renewals and transfers, those transactions should be handled directly through the BMV as they do not require new fingerprints to be taken.

Note: A salesperson's license is valid for two (2) years. Any license expired for more than one (1) year must apply for a new “First Time” license (i.e., under this one-year grace period after the license expires, the dealership can contact the BMV directly for a renewal at a reduced cost).

If you are interested in the GCADA Salesperson Licensing Program or have any questions, please contact Karen Ford or Joel Kincannon at (440) 746-1500 or by email at kford@gcada.org or jkincannon@gcada.org.

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