Mandatory Recertification

Effective January 1, 2011, all independent Dealer-Operators are required to recertify their license every three (3) years. In cooperation with the Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board (MVDB), the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association (VIADA) offers both a classroom and an online course to meet the recertification requirements.

The course focuses on enacted laws and regulations as well as current best practices for dealerships.

A Dealer-Operator can recertify up to six (6) months prior to the deadline date listed on the letter received from the MVDB and still have it count towards their MVDB recertification requirements. The course must be completed by the license expiration date.

Upon completion of the course (classroom and online), a certificate is awarded. Both fees (classroom and online) include a $25 MVDB registration fee that VIADA submits to them. VIADA also notifies them when you have completed your recertification requirement.

Classroom Course

Get 99% of your questions answered by taking the classroom course. This is your chance to remember rules you had forgotten OR that have changed recently. Applying the information learned in class will many times keep you from being cited by the MVDB.

A minimum of eight (8) students* is required to hold the course and advance registration is required. Please register at least seven (7) days before the scheduled class. Each student will receive a course manual distributed at the beginning of class. The BEST REASON to attend a classroom course? The ability to have your questions answered by a qualified and knowledgeable instructor who has over 43 years' experience in the auto industry and educating independent dealers.


February 6, 2018
Manheim Harrisonburg Auto Auction
3560 Early Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

April 17, 2018
Manheim Fredericksburg Auto Auction
120 Auction Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22403

July 17, 2018
America’s Auto Auction (lunch provided by AAA)
656 S. Military Hwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23464


8:30 AM Sign In
9:00 AM Class Begins
12:00-1:00pm Lunch on your own (unless noted otherwise)
4:30 PM Adjourn


VIADA Member Fee: $100 (includes $25 MVDB Fee) - Reduced rate for members!
Non-Member Fee: $125 (includes $25 MVDB Fee)
Registration fees payable by credit card only.

To Register

Call 800-394-1960


Cancellations are not accepted and no refunds are given should you be unable to attend. You can, however, reschedule and attend another class at a different location.

Online Course - New Platform & Lower Fees!


VIADA Member Fee: FREE + $25 MVDB fee ($25 total)
Non-Member Fee: $25 + $25 MVDB Fee ($50 total)
To register, click HERE or type in the link below.

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