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F&I Manager's Guide to Compliance - WILLOUGHBY
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10am-1pm
Courtyard 35103 Maplegrove Rd. Willoughby 44094
Members: $60/pp Non-Member: $120/pp
F&I Manager's Guide to Compliance - NORTH OLMSTED
Thursday, September 09, 2021 - 10am-1pm
Courtyard 24901 Country Club Blvd. N.Olmsted 44070
Members: $60/pp Non-Member: $120/pp
F&I Manager's Guide to Compliance - AKRON
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 10am-1pm
Residence Inn 897 Arlington Rdge. E. Akron 44312
Members: $60/pp Non-Member: $120/pp
F&I Manager's Guide to Compliance - BOARDMAN
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 10am-1pm
Holiday Inn - 7410 South Ave. Youngstown, OH 44512
Members: $60/pp Non-Member: $120/pp
Forklift Safety Training & Certification
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 9:00am-12:00pm
Jim's Trailer Sales
SAFE: $0; GCADA Members: $50; Non-Member: $100

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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