OMVIC is committed to providing educational opportunities to both registrants and consumers.
Automotive Business School of Canada
OMVIC's Certification Course is the first mandatory program for dealers and salespersons in Canada. New applicants for registration must complete the OMVIC Certification Course which is offered through the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) at Georgian College in Barrie.
Individuals who successfully pass the Automotive Certification Course and become registered with OMVIC as well as current registrants who successfully complete the MVDA Key Elements Course earn and are entitled to use the designation “C.A.L.E. – Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics.”
The MVDA Key Elements course is designed for dealers, managers, and salespeople who have not previously taken the OMVIC Certification Course (i.e. those registered before 1999) and for those who did not take the Certification prior to 2010, when the new MVDA was introduced.
Georgian College now offers three new online courses
- Automotive Record Keeping
- MVDA Key Elements
- Automotive Sales Language Preparation
ABSC also offers a variety of other courses useful to those working in the industry.
OMVIC offers comprehensive educational seminars for dealers and salespeople related to the MVDA and its advertising and disclosure requirements.
Click here to view recordings of past webinars.
To request an Advertising and/or Disclosure Seminar, contact Senior Education Officer, Scott Long at Scott.Long@omvic.on.ca
OMVIC’s industry newsletter, The Dealer Standard, provides ongoing communication with the dealer/salesperson community. Written features promote education and awareness by reporting OMVIC activities and industry news and events.
Bulletins are issued on an ad hoc basis to make dealers and salespeople aware of current topics or issues. These Bulletins are meant as timely and important reminders/warnings to stem trending non-compliance.