Join the increasing number of automotive professionals using the designation

Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics

Registered dealers and salespeople who successfully pass the Automotive Certification course through Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada are entitled to use the CALE: Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics designation. Using the CALE designation builds trust, strengthens credibility and demonstrates to consumers that dealers and salespeople are proven professionals who have met Georgian College and OMVIC training standards.

Automotive Certification course

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Join the increasing number of automotive professionals using the CALE: Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics designation.

Registered dealers and salespeople who successfully pass the Automotive Certification Course through Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada are entitled to use the designation CALE: Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics.  Using the CALE designation builds trust, strengthens credibility and demonstrates to consumers that dealers and salespeople are proven professionals who have met Georgian College and OMVIC training standards.  OMVIC Automotive  Certification Course  UPDATE Lawyers and paralegals  working with the automotive industry: Learn about the MVDA 2002 (the key statute governing the registration of dealers and salespersons), CPA 2002, Code of Ethics Regulations, Sale of Goods Act and the role of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) in the administration of that act. Course includes

  • information on disclosure in advertising
  • rescission
  • registration of dealers and salespeople
  • licence appeal tribunals

Participation in this course through professional capacity by lawyers and paralegals can provide supplementary use. This program may be eligible toward the Law Society’s CPD Requirement as Substantive Hours. Please note that this program is not accredited for Professionalism Hours or the New Member requirement. Course Method                                                Fee

Self Study  $260
Industry Upgrade  $195

   New procedures for marks, certificates and industry pins

  • If a student achieves the required minimum of 60 per cent on the test, Georgian College will immediately advise OMVIC that the student has passed.
  • Students may call the Georgian College Automotive Certification Course office (1.877.722.1513) for test results 48 hours after writing the test to receive a verbal confirmation of their marks. Georgian College will also mail official course results to each student. Note: Passing the course does NOT mean the student is registered with OMVIC. Students must still make a formal application for registration with OMVIC.
  • Once a student is formally registered and has received his or her OMVIC registration certificate, Georgian College will courier the student a certificate designating them as Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics. Students will also receive a new OMVIC industry pin and a congratulatory letter that outlines further options for students to advance their automotive education. These certificates and pins will be sent only to students who become registered with OMVIC.

This 21-hour credit course is the result of a joint venture between the Automotive Business School of Canada and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC). It is intended to promote professionalism in the Ontario automotive retail industry, to provide better protection for customers, and to set the standard for employee ethics within the automotive industry. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for anyone wishing to become a vehicle salesperson or vehicle dealer in Ontario. OMVIC and the Automotive Business School of Canada, with the support of industry associations, strongly encourage you to sign up to learn what changes have been made to the Act that could impact you and your business. All new vehicle dealers and salespeople must enrol and successfully complete this course prior to registering with OMVIC. Students study:

  • MVDA general regulations
  • MVDA code of ethics regulations and disciplinary process
  • the role of the Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund
  • Inspections and investigations
  • key principles of the Sale of Goods Act and the Consumer Protection Act
  • registration and classes of registration
  • advertising
  • contracts
  • disclosure
  • rescission
  • OMVIC Standards of Business Practice, 2010

There are three ways you can take this course:

  • By correspondence, with testing provided at numerous private Driver and Vehicle offices and Chamber of Commerce offices located throughout Ontario. Please refer to the Steps to Enrol tab  for full details of this process.
  • Automotive Business School of Canada faculty can come to your place of business and train your staff. Testing is completed on-site.Automotive Business School of Canada faculty can come to your place of business and train your staff. Testing is completed on-site.
  • Effective January 1, 2014, on-site training will be facilitated by UCDA. Please call 1.800.268.2598. Valerie will assist you. Visit www.ucda.org.

Download OMVIC registration form Please enter your name exactly as it appears on your driver’s licence when registering with Georgian College and OMVIC. Note: Successful completion of this course does not mean you are automatically registered with OMVIC. Please visit www.omvic.on.ca for information about OMVIC registration.

Join the increasing number of automotive professionals using the designation pin

Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics

 Registered dealers and salespeople who successfully pass the Automotive Certification Course through Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada are entitled to use the designation CALE: Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics. Using the CALE designation builds trust, strengthens credibility and demonstrates to consumers that dealers and salespeople are proven professionals who have met Georgian College and OMVIC training standards. 

For registration information CONTACT: GEORGIAN COLLEGE/ABSC – 1.877.722.1513 or  OMVIC@GeorgianCollege.ca

This online course is designed for salespeople and dealers currently registered with OMVIC who require supplementary education and training in bookkeeping and general business record keeping specific to the Automotive Industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify business documents which must be kept to satisfy  MVDA 2002 requirements
  • Use relevant accounting and general business management documents pertaining to the automotive industry such as, but not limited to, garage registers
  • Record selected accounting transactions in a basic bookkeeping document
  • Examine appropriate internal controls.

This course is designed for salespeople and dealers currently registered with OMVIC, wanting to upgrade their knowledge on the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA) and the many complex changes to this Act and the impact on the automotive industry.  This course will identify specific areas of the industry with a comprehensive scope inclusive of advertising, disclosure, contracts and current areas of the Sale of Goods & Consumer Protection Act. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Obtain a clear concise description of new areas of MVDA – all-in-pricing
  • Identify updates on MVDA Disclosure in Advertising requirements
  • Understand and apply OMVIC Standards of Business Practice
  • Identify and apply the relevant Acts/Statutes pertaining  to the Automotive Industry and their purposes; Motor Vehicle Dealers Act  (MVDA 2002) and the Consumer Protection Act 2002
  • Identify unfair business practices, understanding both OMVIC legal and ethical requirements
  • Explain the significance of new legislation passed in the MVDA 2002
  • Apply material learned in this course  to explain disclosure in both Retail and Wholesale Contracts
  • Define and identify  the CPA 2002, relevant Acts and Statutes pertaining to the use of this Act in the MVDA  2002
  • Identify and properly evaluate necessary contract requirements, distinguishing the financial and legal obligations with demonstrated ability

This online method of delivery will update students and aide as a resource in the translation of Automotive Language and Sales preparedness for the Automotive Certification Course. This course is designed for salespersons entering the industry wanting to advance their knowledge of automotive language and sales preparedness. This course will be delivered as an online module, with completion of the course providing an understanding of the terminology used in the automotive industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the foundations of  terminology used in the automotive industry
  • Employ learned information to produce a variety of written material relevant to automotive salesperson and dealers
  • Utilize learned information to discuss a variety of material using the appropriate automotive industry phrasing and vocabulary
  • Apply a demonstrated knowledge of comprehensive learning within the automotive sector
  • Identify and properly evaluate necessary contract requirements, distinguishing the financial and legal obligations with demonstrated ability

OMVIC certification manual now available in English and French

The Automotive Business School of Canada/OMVIC project office cannot process in-person registration. Please call 1.877.722.1513 for registration information or download and fax the completed part-time registration form (pdf) to 1.705.722.1524. Please enter your name exactly as it appears on your driver’s licence when registering with Georgian College and OMVIC.

For correspondence delivery: Once you’ve registered, course content will be sent to you immediately by courier. Testing may be carried out immediately by calling the testing site telephone numbers included in your package. Testing sites are located throughout Ontario for your convenience. A verbal confirmation of your test mark will be available 48 hours after writing the test (you must call the Automotive Business School of Canada at the above number). Test results are forwarded daily to OMVIC.

Note: Successful completion of this course does not mean you are automatically registered with OMVIC. Please visit OMVIC for information about registration or call 1.800.943.6002.

Certification and registration process for automotive sales persons and dealers

  • Download the application form. Decide if you would like to complete the course through correspondence or through a one day on-site session.
  • Please ensure that you sign the Freedom of Information section on your application.

DOWNLOAD OMVIC registration form. Please enter your name exactly as it appears on your driver’s licence when registering with Georgian College and OMVIC. 

ABSC/Georgian College Automotive Certification Course Office (H130) cannot accept cash payments for in-person registrations.

  • Submit the application by fax (705.722.1524) with the necessary credit card information. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, a certified cheque and money orders.
  • Applications are also accepted by mail; however, they will take longer to process.

Correspondence course

  • For persons without a valid OMVIC sales number, the prices is $260.
  • For persons with a valid OMVIC sales number who are taking the test on a voluntary basis, the price is $195 . Your OMVIC sales number must be included on the Part-time Student Registration form along with a photocopy of your valid OMVIC sales number in order to secure the discounted price.

On-site course

  •  Training dates and availability can be found on the Dates and Locations page. Effective January 1,2014, on-site training will be facilitated by UCDA. Please call 1.800.268.2598. Valerie will assist you. Visit www.ucda.org.

 

  • Once you’ve registered, you will receive a package confirming your enrolment, your student number and course material by the next business day through UPS courier.
  • You will have 12 weeks from the date of registration to write and pass the certification test. If you do not write the test within that time, you will be assigned a grade of zero and enrolment in the course will automatically be cancelled. If you wish to rewrite the Automotive Certification test after the 12-week period, you must re-register with Georgian College and pay the full  course registration fees.
  • Students registering in the correspondence-based course will receive a list of testing sites throughout Ontario.

Self-study (correspondence) course

  • Once students have completed their correspondence studies and are ready to write the test, they should consult the list of test centres and arrange a testing appointment at the centre of their choice.
  • Students must bring their Georgian College confirmation letter, OMVIC Certification manual, 1 piece of photo ID plus one extra piece of identification.
  • Testing centres will courier the completed tests to Georgian College for evaluation. Students may call Georgian College at 1.877.722.1513 for verbal  test results 48 hours after writing the test.

Successful completion of this course does not mean you are automatically registered with OMVIC. Please visit www.omvic.on.ca for information about OMVIC registration. New procedures for marks, certificates and industry pins

  • If a student achieves the required minimum of 60 per cent on the test, Georgian College will immediately advise OMVIC that the student has passed.
  • Students may call the Georgian College Automotive Certification Course office (1-877-722-1513) 48 hours after writing the test to verbally receive confirmation of their marks.  Georgian College will also mail official course results to each student. Note: Passing the course does NOT mean the student is registered with OMVIC; students must still make a formal application for registration with OMVIC.  Visit  www.omvic.on.ca
  • Once a student is formally registered and has received his or her OMVIC Registration Certificate, Georgian College will courier the student a certificate designating them as “Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics”.Students will also receive a new OMVIC industry pin and a congratulatory letter that outlines further options for students to advance their automotive education.  These certificates and pins will only be sent to students who become registered with OMVIC.
  • $260  for correspondence delivery for new salesperson’s or dealers (includes manual and exam at testing sites located throughout Ontario)
  • $195  for correspondence delivery for salespeople and dealers who hold a valid licence through OMVIC and are taking the course on a voluntary basis.

Enrolment in the OMVIC automotive certification course entitles the registrant to one attempt at the test.

Effective January 1, 2014 on site training will be facilitated by U.C.D.A . Please call 1-800-268-2598  Valerie will assist you. Please visit www.ucda.org

Location

Facility

Course Date

Course Availability
OMVIC, Head Office UCDA March 17, 2014 contact UCDA
Woodbridge UCDA March 27,2014 contact UCDA
Woodbridge UCDA April 3, 2014 contact UCDA
Woodbridge UCDA April 21, 2014 contact UCDA
Woodbridge UCDA April 23, 2014 contact UCDA
Woodbridge UCDA May 23, 2014 contact UCDA
OMVIC, Head Office UCDA May 30, 2014 contact UCDA
Ottawa UCDA June 11, 2014 contact UCDA
Georgian College UCDA June 18, 2014 contact UCDA
Woodbridge UCDA June 19, 2014 contact UCDA

* Students enrolled in the self-study program are given a list of locations where the OMVIC test is administered throughout Ontario. Results of tests taken through testing centres are available 48 hours after writing the test.

Who should take this course? The following individuals  must take the course:

  • All new applicants for registration as a salesperson under the MVDA.
  • The following persons associated with any new application for registration as a dealer: person in charge of day-to day operations, officers ( president, vice-president, secretary treasurer), partners and sole proprietors, unless currently grandfathered.
  • Any “grandfathered” salesperson who changes type of registration ( salesperson to dealer in a capacity listed in the previous point unless previously engaged in a similar capacity.)
  • All “grandfathered “registrants seeking re-registration more than six months following expiry (for any reason) of their registration.
  • All persons who have passed the course and are seeking re-registration 24 months following expiry ( for any reason) of their OMVIC registration .
  • Registrants who are required to do so through terms and conditions of registration imposed by the Licence Appeal Tribunal, a Discipline Panel or as agreed upon with the Registrar.
  • All new officers , partners and persons in charge of day-to-day operations of existing registrants where the individuals were not previously ”grandfathered” as a dealer.

OMVIC and the Automotive Business School of Canada strongly encourage you to sign up for this essential course. This course covers the laws, regulations and practices governing the purchase, sale and lease of motor vehicles in Ontario. There is a thorough explanation of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (the key statute governing the registration of dealers and salesperson’s) and the role of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) in the administration of the Act. Note: Course content is subject to change to meet industry demands.

Have your dealership team trained and certified under the MVDA How does the Act impact your business? What can YOU do to prepare? What do YOU need to know? Register now for OMVIC’S Automotive Certification Course and you will learn all about the regulations, code of ethics, licence appeal tribunals, advertising contracts, and more to keep your automotive business and/or career on the right road! For information on how the OMVIC Automotive Certification Course can come to your Dealership , please call 1.877.722-1513.

Question 1

Under the MVDA 2002, a customer entitled to rescission has how long to request cancellation? a) 30 days b) 90 days c) 180 days d) One year

Question 2

If OMVIC believes a dealer’s advertisement to be false, misleading or deceptive, it can: a) Take the dealer to LAT. b) Sue the dealer for misrepresentation. c) Order the dealer to issue a retraction or correction.

Question 3

Curbsiders: a) Ignore tax laws. b) Avoid overhead. c) Have an unfair advantage over registered dealers. d) All of the above

Answers

Question 1 - Answer b) see 6.06 Question 2 - Answer c) see 8.06 Question 3 - Answer d) see 11.03

For inquiries on this course and how to register, please use the OMVIC Automotive Certification Course contact info: The Automotive Business School of Canada Georgian College, Room H130 One Georgian Drive Barrie, ON L4M 3X9 Phone: 705. 722.1513 or 1.877.722.1513 Fax: 705. 722.1524 Email: omvic@georgiancollege.ca Note: If using mailing address, please indicate the room number as shown above.