CIADA Independent Dealer Pre-Licensing
The Carolinas Independent
Automobile Dealers Association has been educating Independent Dealers since
July, 2002. Our highly trained and experienced instructors have educated
thousands of new and experienced dealers! Our Pre-Licensing class won a
national award for excellence and is recognized as "the Cadillac of dealer
The State of South Carolina requires
all persons who wish to become an Independent Automobile Dealer (Used car
Dealer) to take a state mandated 8 hour class. We offer that class every month
to everyone who wishes to become a dealer.
The fee for the class is $350.00.
in that fee are many benefits that only CIADA can provide.
The 8 Hour
class. It begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:30 PM Day. (LUNCH IS PROVIDED!)
One year membership with CIADA.
Includes over $12,000.00 in Auction saving off your buy or sell fees at over 60
auctions throughout the Carolinas and up and down the East coast.
A CIADA Member Liaison to assist you
with each and every step of the process of becoming a dealer.
Automatic savings on your Surety
Bond and Garage Insurance.
The fee without CIADA Membership is $199.00
1. The 8 Hour class. It begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:30 PM Day. (Lunch is provided)
will I learn in the class?
In class you will learn how to set
up your business and get your license; how to buy, display, and sell vehicles
including all the required paperwork; and how to keep those cars sold by
staying in compliance with state and federal laws regulating this industry. We
discuss privacy issues, damage disclosure, warranties and service contracts,
financing, repossession, bonds and insurance and much, much more.
else do I get from my money???
We will provide you with resources
for required forms, software, insurance and bonds, and virtually everything
else you need to successfully run your dealership.
Is that all?
That’s just the beginning! When you
take the CIADA Pre-Licensing class, we GIVE you a year’s membership in the
Carolinas Independent Automobile Dealers Association – CIADA – THE trade association for
North and South Carolina Independent Dealers. As a member, you will receive
monthly newsletters full of information important to your business, as well as
magazines and other publications. As soon as you get your license and notify us
that you are a dealer, we will activate your membership and within 2 weeks you will receive your 4 coupon books that may be used
to save you $$$$ in buy or sell fees at various auctions! You will have access
to our business partners – vendors providing products and services, many with
special programs for members. You also receive the NIADA benefits with your
1 year membership.
saved the BEST for last!
We want you to be successful in your
business. For one year after you complete the class, we provide you with free
consulting services! You can call or e-mail us with any questions you have,
problems you are experiencing, issues you need to resolve and if we don’t know
the answer we will research it and get an answer for you. Call us when you are
completing your first deal and we will talk you through the paperwork. Call us
when you are not sure how to answer a customer’s questions and we’ll help you
out. Call us when a customer has a complaint and we can help you figure out
what you need to do.
some of our graduates had to say about our class…
"I grew up in the used car
business and I take it very seriously as a reputable profession. I have been to
hundreds of seminars, classes and conferences over the past 15 years. This
class was by far the best "real world” information that I have ever
"Best money I’ve spent all
"I wish all training seminars
were this effective, informative and entertaining!”
"This has been one of the most
well done classes of its kind that I have ever attended”
"Well worth the cost if you are
serious about the car business”
"Nothing but the best – thanks
for the support!”