Responsible for day-to-day operations of the franchise dealership and primary contact with the MVDB.
Two Types of Dealer-Operators
There are (2) types of dealer-operators, Franchise and Independent. Both Dealer-Operators are similar in job duties and functional roles. What differentiates between Franchise and Independent DO’s is the oversight and regulatory requirements.
Franchisers require a substantial amount of knowledge and experience for franchise dealership operators. While in 2011, the independent Dealer-Operator Recertification Program was established as a required continuing education program administered by the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board. You can find out more details on the Independent Dealer-Operator Recertification Program.
DMV Service Centers require a $50 Test Fee.
What to Bring?
- Proper Identification (Valid Drivers License, Passport)
- $50 payment for testing fee
How to Become a Franchise Dealer-Operator
The first step to becoming a Franchise Dealer-Operator is starting right here...
Take the Franchise Dealer-Operator Qualification Test
- Take the Dealer-Operator Practice Quiz and the Salesperson Test Quiz Here
- Download and use the Salesperson Study Guide (MVDB 35), also located in our Forms and Publications section.
- Download and use the Dealer-Operator Study Guide (MVDB 34), also located in our Forms and Publications section.
- Complete the MVDB 57 (Dealer-Operator/Salesperson Qualification Test Application) .
- If you DO NOT PASS the examination test, you can retake the test the same day or another day. You must pay the $50 fee each time you retake the test.
YOU ARE ALMOST DONE!!!!
Upon passing the Franchise Dealer-Operator exam, you are a qualified Franchise Dealer-Operator. To finalize your qualification, the following must be completed by the dealership and the applicant:
- The MVDB 61 Application for Salesperson license, (Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4).
- The MVDB 61 must be signed by the dealership representative and the applicant.
- Submit the appropriate fee of $50 for the salesperson license to the MVDB.
- Dealership will submit Criminal Background Record Vendor and report/file as required to the MVDB. Otherwise the MVDB will collect the Criminal Background Check fees from the dealership, prior to issuance of the salesperson license.