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2021 Update:

As the DMV is limiting staff on site and usps is taking longer than usual to deliver mail, renewing early or as soon as possible before your deadline is recommended.

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During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some Occupational Licensing offices statewide are temporarily closed to the public and appointments are not currently available. However, Occupational Licensing continues to provide essential services to licensees by mail.

Follow the mail-in instructions provided on your renewal notice(s).
[You can find the renewal application form OL45 on the DMV's website here:]

Renewals will be processed by Occupational Licensing at one of the following locations:

Postal Service:
Occupational Licensing Section P. O. Box 932342 MS L224 Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

Courier Deliveries Only - No Public Access
Occupational Licensing Section 8243 Demetre Ave
Sacramento, CA 95828

How does it work?

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Our course highlights and explains the rules DMV requires dealers to be familiar with plus current updates. There are 9 sections, each section contains reading and then there are 5 multiple choice questions for you to answer. If you answer any question(s) incorrectly, the course will direct you to the correct answer's location in the reading. You then can change your answer and continue to the next section. You cannot fail. When you finish, you will have learned all the key rules and updates and scored 100%.

What does it cost?

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$49.00. When you register, you will have the option to select overnight delivery via Golden State Overnight (Monday through Friday) of your certificate for an additional $30.00, or USPS for no charge.

How long does it take, and can I return to the course later?

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There are 9 sections in the course, comprised of some reading and 5 multiple choice questions. Most dealers complete the course in less than one hour, including registration time. However, you can take as long as you like. After registration, you will be able to log in and out of your course at any time. Each lesson is saved as it is completed. There is no minimum, or maximum, time requirement.

When do I get my Certificate of Completion?

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We will mail your original Certificate of Completion via your selected mailing option within 24 business hours of you completing the course. We will also send you a confirming e-mail when we send your certificate so you will know it is actually on its way to you. When you receive your Certificate, make a copy for your records and send the original to DMV with your check and license renewal form.

*the DMV will not accept emailed, faxed, or downloaded certificates - they will only accept the original physical certificate from our school*

Continuing Access to Study Materials

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You will have continuous access to course materials after you complete the course at no additional charge through our On-Line Course Book, our exclusive dealer rules and regulations database to find answers to your dealer questions anytime, 24/7.

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What are the Continuing Education requirements and exemptions?

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Every two years, all used motor vehicle dealers must complete a Continuing Education program live, or on-line, that offers instruction on the subjects prescribed by the State of California and the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to maintain or renew that license. [V.C. §11704.5]

The course must be taken by either the licensed dealer or a manager at the dealership that currently holds a salesperson's license. If you are a manager with a salesperson's license you will be asked to provide your salesperson's license number and expiration date when you register for the course.


1. A dealer is not required to complete the educational program if the educational program is completed by a managerial employee of the dealer who is also a licensed salesperson.
2. Motorcycle-only dealers, and/or any employee of that dealer.
3. A wholesale only dealer who sells 49 or fewer vehicles in a year. This is measured by the number of vehicles you sold in the past year. This exemption must be re-applied for with each renewal.
4. Trailer-only dealers, and/or any employee of that dealer
5. To claim an exemption, you must file a Continuing Education Exemption Application (OL-257) form with the Occupational Licensing Renewal Unit. The Exemption Application must be filed before your current license expires, but not more than 90 days prior to the expiration of your license.