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How do I become a salesperson?
Becoming a salesperson
To become a licensed salesperson, certain conditions need to be met:
- A Police Information Check
A prior criminal record will be reviewed for its relevance to working as a motor vehicle salesperson and does not automatically exclude a person from receiving a Salesperson Licence. Click here for the Police Information Check Policy
- The eligibility to work in Canada
An applicant must be either a Canadian citizen or have legal status to work in Canada. Non-residents of Canada must have a valid work permit for retail vehicle sales
- Employment by a licensed motor dealer
Application can be made prior to employment, but a Salesperson Licence will not be issued until employment at a dealership is verified
- To be of legal age
Applicants must be at least nineteen (19) years of age, the age required by the Infants Act of B.C. to execute a binding contract. Individuals may register for the licensing course and submit an application before reaching the age of nineteen. However, a Salesperson Licence will not be issued until all licensing requirements are met and the applicant reaches the age of nineteen
- To pay the application and the annual licence fees
- To complete and pass the Salesperson Licensing Course before the applicant's Conditional Licence Expiry date
Who needs a salesperson licence?
Every person in contact with retail consumers at a dealership must have a valid Salesperson Licence.
Salesperson licensing course
An applicant will automatically be registered into the self-study online Salesperson Licensing Course once their application has been processed, and will receive a separate email with course access information. The course must be completed before the applicant's Conditional Licence expiry date.
How to apply
Note: Employment at a dealership is not required in order to apply