So you want to be a used car dealer?

» Click here to view Pre-License Checklist
» Click here to view DOL PreLicensing Info

If you are serious about getting into the automobile business in Washington state and running a successful and sustainable business, let us help guide you through the process. We don’t just facilitate pre-licensing classes class, we do a lot more. Whether your objective is to become a retail broker, operate a car lot , start a buy here-pay here business or want to become a wholesaler, WSIADA specializes in new dealer start-ups, and helps to walk you through the entire process of obtaining your dealer license.

If you choose to JOIN WSIADA, our skilled staff will help you through every stage of the dealer application process.

To get started, choose a pre-licensing class from the schedule below. Register and pay online, register and pay at the door or call WSIADA to pre-register. Class fee is $300 per attendee. We accept checks and credit cards only. We welcome walk-ins, but we always appreciate and encourage pre-registration.
**Please Note: Online Registrations must be received no later than 5 pm on the business day prior to the class date. Walk-ins will be accepted at the door**

WSIADA Pre-License Schedule

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CHECK-IN BEGINS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO CLASS TIME. Please do not be late! Doors will close at class start time.
Please note that most classes begin at 10:00am. Please refer to the classes schedule to confirm start times. Online registrations must be received three business days prior to every class date to allow for preparation. If you would like to find out more about availability, please call (253) 735-0267.

2016 WSIADA Membership – $450 per year
• Over $3000 in Auction Discounts
• Dealer Hotline
• Legislative Updates
• Dealer Advocacy
• 10% off WSIADA purchases*

6 Month Cooling Off Period for New Members
We understand that obtaining a dealer license may be a lengthy process. Take advantage of our Licensing Bundle now and we will give you a six month cooling off period. If you are not issued a dealer license and do not take advantage of any of your membership benefits (such as discounts on WSIADA products and services or auction discounts), we will refund $440 of your bundle. Simply submit your request in writing to within six months of your membership enrollment. To find out more about our cooling off period, please call (253) 735-0267.

WSIADA Licensing/Membership Bundle

Pre Licensing – $300

Meets Washington State DOL requirements for 8 hours of education for new independent dealer applicants; Learn about Federal Compliance topics such as:

  • OFAC
  •  Form 8300
  •  Red Flags Rule
  •  Safeguards Rule
  •  How to apply for your dealer license

Title Workshop – $175

In 2015, the Washington State Department of Licensing issued $263,250 in fines for non-compliance related to vehicle sales. Of those, $174,550 in fines were directly related to title work.

  • How to transfer a title
  • How to detect and avoid fraud
  • What paperwork you need for wholesale deals, consignments & purchases from
    private parties
  • Common dealer errors
  • Tips on how to avoid costly penalties by being organized, efficient, and implement workable procedures

2016 WSIADA Membership – $450 per year

  • Over $3000 in Auction Discounts
  • Dealer Hotline
  • Legislative Updates
  • Dealer Advocacy
  • 10% off WSIADA purchases*

Bundle Price: $800 (Total Value: $925)

» Click here to Download WSIADA Licensing/Membership Bundle Document

Call (253) 735-0267 or email
Pre-licensing attendees qualify for bundle special for 30 days from class date.
*Does not include clearance items or custom orders.