CA Dealer

Pre-Licensing Class

Online & Webinar


Dealer Education Online : Complete Pre-Licensing through a text course, video course or live webinar!

Pre-Licensing is your first step in obtaining your license.

Motorsports Market has been offering our DMV-certified California Dealer Pre-Licensing class for over 20 years, helping thousands of students successfully obtain their dealer licenses. Our online classes and live webinar class fulfill the DMV’s dealer license educational requirements, prepare you to pass the DMV test, walk you through the entire license application process, explain the different license types and location requirements, show you how to complete transactions and operate as a successful dealer.

Pre-Licensing Online


Text: Complete Pre-Licensing via our online text course.

This course consists of 20 written lessons, each comprised of a section of reading and multiple choice questions. You will also be provided a PDF of our official course book to keep, and a practice exam at the end of your course with all of your correct answers to study. The course costs $99.00 and is set up so that you cannot fail. You do not have to complete the course in one session, you will be able to log in and out to complete the course at your own pace. Once you complete the course your official Pre-Licensing certificate will be mailed to you.

If you prefer to learn by reading, this is the course for you!Click Here to Enroll

Video: Complete Pre-Licensing via our online video course.

This course consists of 20 video lessons and multiple choice questions. For each lesson you will watch the lesson video(s) and then complete the lesson quiz. You will also be provided a PDF of our official course book to accompany the videos and a practice exam at the end of your course with all of your correct answers to study. The course costs $99.00 and is set up so that you cannot fail. You do not have to complete the course in one session, you will be able to log in and out to complete the course at your own pace. Once you complete the course your official Pre-Licensing certificate will be mailed to you.

If you prefer to learn by watching videos, this is the course for you! – Click Here to Enroll

Pre-Licensing Live Webinar Class


Complete Pre-Licensing via our Live Webinar class.

This 6 hour Webinar Class is taught live by our instructor Art Hebert (mic/camera not required). Upon registration you’ll be emailed your course book pdf, test materials and instructions, and Zoom webinar invite link. Webinars are one day from 9am to 3pm and cost $125.00.

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Register Here – 2020 Calendar Concluded – Happy Holidays!


The DMV requires you to pass two tests with a score of at least 70% to get your dealer license. One you will take in our class, the other one you will take at your local DMV Inspector’s office. The tests are very similar and cover the exact same material. Our online and webinar classes fulfill the DMV’s licensing requirements . We cover the different types of licenses, which one is best for you, and how to buy and sell for profit at dealer auctions. We cover wholesale and retail dealer licenses, auto brokering, consignment sales, exporting, salvage and Lemon Law vehicles, using dealer plates, valuing vehicles, and much more.

Our online text and video courses are $99.00, our live Webinar classes are $125.00.

Other classes have give-aways and gimmicks. We offer quality and the only money-back guarantee in the industry. Our classes are 100% guaranteed. If after certification you do not pass the DMV’s Pre-Licensing test, you can re-take our class as many times as you like at no cost. We will provide extra instruction, study guides, and further assistance. We are committed to your success!

For one year after your first class, you are welcome to re-attend for a free refresher course. Returning students whose certificates have expired and need to re-certify can attend for $75.00. Previous students wishing to attend an additional refresher past their one year initial attendance mark can also attend for $75.00. You will need to notify us if you are attending under any of these 3 options.



All classes are taught by Art Hebert, founder of Motorsports Market.


Our comprehensive course book is yours to keep. You will also have ongoing access to continually-updated and expanded web-based materials and tools on our website.


After completing the licensing class, you can also purchase this additional text, the Step-By-Step Guide, a great resource to help expedite you in successfully completing each step in getting your license and starting your business. The Step-By-Step Guide not only includes a copy of a successfully completed dealer license application, but also has invaluable notes directly from Art on the process as a whole, such as how to find a location that passes zoning in your area, starting your bond search, and more. The Step by Step Guide is available for purchase after each Pre-Licensing Class, and is $40.00 $20.00.


Art Hebert is the founder of Motorsports Market. As an attorney and a dealer himself, Art has decades of experience in the automotive industry.

As a consultant to AMCI, he worked with major automotive companies – including Mercedes, Lexus, GM, Maserati, Fiat and others – to introduce new models to the market. With J.D. Power & Associates, he trained manufacturers and their dealers to increase their customer satisfaction ratings. Art has raced successfully in the historic racing circuit for nearly two decades, racing the Jaguar factory racing team and capturing numerous national titles. Engaging and passionate, Art is known throughout the industry as a dynamic public speaker – a skill he brings to every class.

**Our in-person classes are currently on hold due to the public health situation.**


San Rafael

4310 Redwood Highway, #400
San Rafael, CA 94903

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San Jose

2570 N. First Street, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95131

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Sierra 2 Center - Room 11
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

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Orange County

Wells Fargo Building
2030 Main Street, Suite 1300
Irvine, CA 92614

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Long Beach

Kilroy Airport Center
3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90806

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Waterside Center
3200 Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761

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“I just wanted to let you know I took the DMV test yesterday and scored 98% on the first attempt. Your class was above and beyond my expectations. Your knowledge of the content is outstanding, probably the best there is. I also purchased your Dealer License Application Guide. I have already started to use this tool and it is invaluable. I don’t believe there is a better product available to guide someone through the application process. Thanks again!”

Darrin Stacey, Pre-Licensing Student

Online course book


To preview what you will learn about in our course, check out our searchable online course book. There you will find an abbreviated version of our course book to review. It has a complete index of topics that you can click on to learn more about.

Dealer Auctions


This is a list of many of the significant Dealer Auctions in California. It includes not only addresses and contact information, but also what types of vehicles (salvage to highline), what manufacturers are represented at each auction, and when the vehicles will be auctioned. You can also register for these auctions on-line and bid on-line as well.

Dealer bonds


To shop for the best dealer bond rates, visit our dealer bond page for a list of bonding companies to choose from. If you are a bonding company that would like to be added to our page, would like to post your rates, and would like to provide links to your application forms for our students, please contact us at

Helpful links


We have assembled a list of resources and links to help you get started with your dealership, such as your main application forms, the California code book, contracts and more.

Steps to Becoming a Dealer


This valuable guide will show you, step-by-step, what you need to do to become a dealer. The first step, of course, is to take a DMV-certified class.

Frequently asked questions


Click here to see answers to the most frequently asked questions about the course and the dealer licensing process.

“I wanted to drop you a note to tell you that I became an auto dealer today. I finally did it by following the steps you taught me in class. Today is an exciting day for me and I’m on my way to success in auto industry. I couldn’t have done it without you and your excellent course. Thank You!”

Frank Wu, Licensed Dealer