The Automotive Certification Course is offered by the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) at Georgian College in Barrie on behalf of OMVIC. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for anyone who wants to be a vehicle salesperson or vehicle dealer in Ontario. The course is intended to:
After passing the course, individuals have up to two years to apply for registration with OMVIC (this time period could be shortened if the course content changes). Individuals who wait longer than two years to seek registration will be required to retake the course.
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Download the form to register for the Automotive Certification Course.
Students can complete the course in one of two ways:
OMVIC registration is not included with the certification course
Enrolment in the Automotive Certification Course does not automatically register students with OMVIC. Each student must submit a separate application to OMVIC for registration as a dealer or a salesperson.
The following individuals must register and successfully complete the course:
Registered dealers and salespersons who successfully pass the course are entitled to use the designation certified in automotive law and ethics (C.A.L.E.). Using this designation builds trust, strengthens credibility and demonstrates to consumers that dealers and salespeople are proven professionals who have met OMVIC and Georgian College training standards.
If you have your C.A.L.E. designation download the OMVIC-CALE logo to use on your business cards etc.
Dealers and salespersons that successfully pass the Automotive Certification Course and maintain registration with OMVIC, are entitled to use the Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics designation (C.A.L.E.). This designation builds trust, strengthens credibility and demonstrates to car-buyers that dealers and salespeople are professionals who have met OMVIC and Georgian College training standards.
Georgian college also offer a variety of professional development courses that may be useful to those working in the automotive industry. Visit their website for more information about any of the courses they offer or contact them toll free at 1-877-722-1513 or by email at email@example.com.