OMVIC is committed to providing educational opportunities to both registrants and consumers.
Automotive Business School of Canada
Automotive Certification Course
OMVIC's Certification Course was the first mandatory program for dealers and salespersons in Ontario. New applicants for registration must now complete the OMVIC Certification Course which is offered through the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) at Georgian College in Barrie.
Registered dealers and salespersons that successfully pass the Automotive Certification Course are entitled to use the designation “C.A.L.E. – Certified in Automotive Law and Ethics.”
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 the Communications Team at
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. Four issues were published in 2014.
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.
TNT is an e-Resource designed to assist with compliance and registration, answer commonly asked questions and provide helpful information. It is penned by two of OMVIC’s senior Department Managers, Tim Hines (Complaints and Inquiries) and Thaya Gengatharan (Registration).