If you're applying for a retail dealer license and are not a franchise dealer, you must attend an eight-hour pre-licensing course before you're issued a dealer license. The original certificate of course completion must be submitted with your application.

This requirement does not apply to the following dealers:

  • Franchise
  • Wholesale
  • Recreational vehicle
  • Motorcycle
  • Wholesale auction
  • Non-franchised dealers owned and operated by franchised dealers
  • Non-franchised dealers whose primary business is salvage
  • Non-franchised dealers whose primary business objective and majority of business activity is the rental of motor vehicles

There are three providers that teach this course:

Better Dealer Training
Phone: 704-473-5258

Carolina Dealer Training
Phone: 704-918-4138

Carolina Independent Automobile Dealer Association (CIADA)
Phone: 704-455-2117